I get a lot of comment spam on this blog. To date, Askimet, my spam filter, has captured 9,277 incidents of spam. This amazes me. I wonder who these spammers are and why they think what they’re doing is the least bit affective. I mean, I can’t imagine clicking over on a random list of links–porn, drugs, clothing, stationary.
I just don’t get it.
So anyway, I appreciate when someone puts a little effort and creativity into what they are doing.
Today, I saw this comment flopping and squirming in Askimet’s net:
National Transportation Safety Board recently divulged they had funded a project with the US auto makers for the past five years. The NTSB covertly funded a project whereby the auto makers were installing black boxes in four wheel drive pickup trucks in an effort to determine, in fatal accidents, the circumstances in the last 15 seconds before the crash.
They were surprised to find in 49 of the 50 states the last words of drivers in 61.2% of fatal crashes were, “Oh, Shit!”
Only the state of Texas was different, where 89.3% of the final words were, “Hey Y’all, hold my beer and watch this!”
Somewhat amusing, but what caught my attention was the fact that this spam had no links in the text. Curious, I clicked through to this author’s (Tom) web page . . .
. . .which was a list of stupid meaningless links for viagra, envelopes, and skin-flick sites.