On Receiving Unwanted Spam

Anyone who has an e-mail address receives spam. Depending on your filtering methods, you may see very little of it, or you may see a lot.

Earlier this week I received a message from Kevin Kline. He was trying to interest me in some thing or the other. I don’t recall, exactly. What I do recall is a sadness that the spammers have taken to appropriating the names of actors whose work I enjoy.

Today I received a spam message from Jesus. And in a twist sure to offend everyone offended by The da Vinci Code, Jesus has gender-identity issues. Let’s quote from the message, shall we?

I am a nice prebtty girl. Don’t reply to this emaila. Email me daireclty.

I suppose the poor spelling can be forgiven–Jesus spoke Aramaic (presuming he existed, of course), so English would be a foreign language to him. But even allowing for that, Jesus is a girl?!? Christianity must be quaking at its very core. 😉

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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