Even Comment Spam Can Sometimes be Tasty

Spammers have discovered one of my more obscure blogs, but some of the spammers got wise — instead of the usual gibberish (which I was going to post here to show you how totally giberishy it is, but decided I’d better not attract their attention) these spammers post quotes, and it works! I don’t delete them. Just goes to show that not everything is all bad, not even comment spam. So, here are a few of the quotes left on the blog, author unknown (at least to me):

I’m all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let’s start with typewriters.

The ‘Net is a waste of time, and that’s exactly what’s right about it.

God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.

Memory feeds imagination.

To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes may be the biggest mistake of all.

Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.

Quotation, n: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.

The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletarian to the level of stupidity attained by the bourgeois.

Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.

Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it’s important.

Get pleasure out of life…as much as you can. Nobody ever died from pleasure.

In real life, unlike in Shakespeare, the sweetness of the rose depends upon the name it bears. Things are not only what they are. They are, in very important respects, what they seem to be.

On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done just as easily lying down.

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.

Temptation rarely comes in working hours. It is in their leisure time that men are made or marred.

I write because I’m afraid to say some things out loud.

As long as you derive inner help and comfort from anything, keep it.

The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.

Part of being creative is learning how to protect your freedom. That includes freedom from avarice.

13 Responses to “Even Comment Spam Can Sometimes be Tasty”

  1. Steven Rossi Says:

    You’ve gotten all of those? Wow. I’ve gotten some quotes before, but none as profound as those…ha. Lately I’m getting lots of spam comments that quote other comments left on that post. If each of my posts received hundreds of comments, I probably wouldn’t notice, but when they copy and paste the comment right before theirs, it’s pretty obvious. Oh well, you have to applaud the effort, I guess.

  2. Kat Sheridan Says:

    You know, a lot of profound things are being said here. I’m glad I spotted this on Twitter!

    • Pat Bertram Says:

      Good to see you, Kat! Usually I delete spam, but I couldn’t delete these. So what if they are advertisements. People don’t have to click on the link. And they wouldn’t anyway. I think I have all of two readers for that blog.

  3. joylene Says:

    The forth from the bottom sounds like me. (It wasn’t though). I’ve always been afraid to say out loud most of the stuff I write.

  4. Aaron at BlogSavy Says:

    Insightful as usual, fantastic post.

  5. Dave Ebright Says:

    Some pretty good ones. My latest favorite

    When I read about the evils of drinking; I stopped reading..

  6. Carol J. Garvin Says:

    I’ve caught several spammed comments recently — none as interesting as yours. The occasional one I’ve chosen to leave but before I approve it I edit the comment to delete the link back to their site. That way it defeats their intent to increase traffic to their site at my expense.

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