Rudy Panucci On Pop Culture

Spam Comments

You know, we moderate our comments here at PopCult. It’s not some sinister mind-control thing, and it really doesn’t have anything to do with some former animated segments that used to appear on Radio Free Charleston.  We moderate because of the spam.  People set up “spambots,” automated programs that leave comments with links to their sites.  Those links take you to places that are not necessarily nice or work safe, and we don’t really want our blog to be used in that way, so we clean them out, like muck in the gutter, before they hit your eyes.

Some of these are just oddly worded “I like your diary” comments, but occasionally they get creative to try and trick you into thinking that they’re a real person.  This morning we got a true winner.  You won’t be seeing this in the comments, but below, for your entertainment, is a spam comment that someone tried to leave in PopCult.

I’m not posting the links or screen name here (If I did, then the terrorists would win), but I thought you folks might find this as funny as I do.

“Hello, I fell lucky that I located this post while browsing for john wayne movies. I am with you on the topic of Burning Music Halls, Karoake, Blues, delayed art and MST3K: The PopCult Weekend. Ironically, I was just putting a lot of thought into this last Tuesday.”

2 Comments

  1. Mel Larch

    OK. THAT officially trumps what I heard today about finding directions for “bathtub Napalm” on the Internet.

    And before the esteemed editorial staff of the Gazz hits the panic button, I was attending a class on Threat Management where that last little gem was mentioned.

  2. Elvis Capone

    Might I interest you in a replica Viagry from Nigeria? It’s like a thousand tiny women urging your fingers to let go.

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