Thursday, April 2, 2009

The World According to Spam

I periodically scan the spam filter of the blog I manage at work to make sure a real comment doesn't get thrown out with all of the junk. The spam is easy to spot, of course-- lots of links and usually longer than the post itself.

On Monday, however, I came across spam of a different sort. Inspirational spam (with a scary one or two thrown in for good measure).

I've received spam like this before, but never so much at one time. So here, unedited and split into categories for your reading pleasure, are 17 of Monday's 63 pieces of spam:

Didn't I Read That in a Fortune Cookie?

A lot of good arguments are spoiled by some fool who knows what he is talking about.

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.

The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.

A wise man changes his mind, a fool never

the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself

You won’t find a solution by saying there is no problem

If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.

When an argument flares up, the wise man quenches it with silence

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it

Many can argue; not many converse

Spam That Starts Conversations

All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind

It is an interesting and demonstrable fact, that all children are atheists and were religion not inculcated into their minds, they would remain so

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts

Life is not a continuum of pleasant choices, but of inevitable problems that call for strength, determination, and hard work

What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?

I Don't Think That's Exactly True

There are very few personal problems that cannot be solved through a suitable application of high explosives


I know the answer! The answer lies within the heart of all mankind! I think I’m in the wrong building.

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