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Ministry of Propaganda - 23/Mar/2004: "Spammers tell jokes?"

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Spammers tell jokes?

I've seen various ways spammers try to get past spam filters, this one was new to me: Today I received some spam for "Real Estate Foreclosures" (whatever that is). The interesting part about it was that apart from the usual gobbledygook (to confuse filters) and a link I didn't even think about clicking it also contained two jokes.

The first one was an old one I've seen/heard a couple of times already:

A guy is taking a walk and sees a frog on the side of the road. As he comes closer, the frog starts to talk. "Kiss me and I will turn into a princess." The guy picks the frog up and puts it in his pocket. The frog starts shouting, "Hey! Didn't you hear me? I'm a Princess. Just kiss me and I will be yours." The guy takes the frog out of his pocket and smiles at it and puts it back. The frog is really frustrated. "I don't get it. Why won't you kiss me? I will turn into a beautiful princess and do anything you ask." The guy says, "Look, I'm a computer geek. I don't have time for girls. But a talking frog is cool.!"

The second one was a new one to me, but then I didn't think it was very good:

A woman has twins, and gives them up for adoption. One of them goes to a family in Egypt, and is named "Amal." The other goes to a family in Spain; they name him "Juan."Years later, Juan sends a picture of himself to his mom. Upon receiving the picture, she tells her husband that she wishes she also had a picture of Amal. Her husband responds, "But they are twins--if you've seen Juan, you've seen Amal."

OK, I'll muster a grin for this one. And for making it past the spam filter with this method. I'll wait and see if it has learned now and will block bad jokes in the future...

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Entry trivia

Dodgy picture of the moment:

Picture of my father and me more than 30 years ago

Sorry, no talking frogs or twins separated at birth. Just my father and me. A good 30 years ago.

End of entry trivia

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