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Friday, October 7, 2016

Reader(?) Comments - Corny Spam

Vintage ad from 1939.
From tumblr.

Spam is one of my least favorite things to eat.  I used to be able to tolerate it, though I didn't like it especially well.  Now half a slice makes me sick.  Blah.  No thanks.

I don't like spam in email.  It's such a nuisance.  But, I also get my share of spam comments on the blog (one reason comments are moderated).  However, I have to admit that some of them make me laugh sometimes. :-)

Here is one that tickled me:

"I have read so many articles regarding the blogger lovers but this piece of writing is really a nice article, keep it up. Here is my blog navigate..." (Obviously I'm not giving them free advertising, so you don't get the link.)

What was funny to me was that it was written on my Curried Cheese Ball post.  It is nice to know that a recipe is a "really nice" piece of writing.  :-)

This one is funny because it looks to me like someone who used Google translate to try to get the English for what they wanted to say.  It makes enough sense that it isn't just one of those garbled collections of mixed phrases.  What do you think?

"Pretty component to content. I simply stumbled upon your weblog and in accession capital to assert that I get actually enjoyed account your weblog posts. Any way I'll be subscribing in your feeds and even I fulfillment you get admission to consistently rapidly."  (Advertising blurb removed)

Then there was this one, which was spam put up for a dancing school somewhere in the world (I checked the link).  It was posted on the the Tomatillo Salsa recipe.

"The solution to this issue is basically being aware of the issue. Once we know that feeling odd is OK, and not an indication that we are moving incorrectly, that feeling is less likely to affect the way we dance. Still, to be better partner dancers, we would rather it all feel natural."

For those readers who do not know - salsa is both a sauce and a dance. :-)  I wonder what kind of dance the "Tomatillo Salsa" is, though.

Last, but not least, there was this jewel advertising hair extensions.  Most of it was just chatter but, the way it starts is worth a chuckle to me.  :-)

"Are you exhausted of your vintage faishon hairstyle? Do you like long hairs and your hairs are too short? Do you desire to change hair method and make them as attractive as most of the celebrities have?"

Actually, I am not exhausted of my "vintage faishon hairstyle".  I've worn my hair in the present style for a long time and since it suits me and is relatively easy, I'm fine with it.  :-)

Also, while I like "long hairs" I don't feel like my "hairs" are too short.  In fact, I could probably still grow my hair out if I wanted to, but it gives me such headaches that I am very glad that we are not expected to have "long hairs" these days.  I've often thought I would have been miserable in "the good old days" with my hair long and piled on my head, because my head does not get used to it and it goes from headaches to burning scalp.  I never kept on beyond that stage because I didn't want to find out if it would start falling out in quantity.  So, no.  I'm good with my "short hairs". :-)

Lastly, I couldn't care less how the celebrities wear their hair.  If they all started shaving their heads it would make no difference to me.  [I think it's amusing that they put in that clarifying phrase "most of".  Apparently even they don't consider all celebrities to have attractive hair.] :-)

Probably many of these blog spammers are speaking English as a second language, or in one case using a translator.  I freely admit that I would do a lot worse in their various languages and they would get to laugh at me if I tried.  But, we have to see the humor in the things that annoy us sometimes - in this case spam - or we will go rancid before our expiration date.


  1. Fortunately I have had very few examples of Spam, it is a nuisance to have advertising thrust at you.

    1. I don't get a huge amount, thankfully. Sometimes it is more bothersome than others as there seems to be certain times when I get more at once. It's a bit odd.

  2. You get headaches from longish hair too? I have been fighting headaches for years, and if I let my hair get to shoulder length I have a headache that won't quit. But, since 1 Cor. 11 says that women are to have long hair, I also have problems with guilt about wanting shorter hair. Not to mention, that, as you stated, it's so much easier to care for. Thank you so much for your blog. You have helped me so much over the past few years.

    1. Yes, I do get headaches when my hair gets too much past shoulder length. I keep mine right about shoulder length or a little longer in general. I don't feel like my hair is too short in light of 1 Cor. 11. My dad taught that if a woman wore her hair short enough to look like a man's, she should cover her head, at least in church fellowship. So, if I had/have to wear my hair shorter I guess I'd just do that. I believe our hair is given to us for a covering, as the KJV says in that passage (not sure about other versions), so to me it makes sense that if her hair is too short it should be covered with something else. I don't think it was God's intention for us to be miserable with long hair if it really gives us pain. He is merciful.

    2. Thank you, Mary. That is just what I needed to hear.