Every once in a while I go diving in the Spam filter just for kicks. Once I found a real comment that had gone there by accident. Another time I found a meme that had traveled from the blogosphere to spam being generated in an Amsterdam group of IP addresses. This time I’m not sure what I’ve found. They are a group of quotations, all from the same IP with a U.S. origin. They look like advertisements, but if you try to follow the links, all you get is “server not found”.
Here is the collection so far:
Sep 24, 11:29 AM, posted to “Ship of the Desert at Wadi Rhum (photo)”
It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong — Voltaire
Sep 24, 11:27 AM, posted to “Welcome”
Everybody’s worried about stopping terrorism Well, there’s a really easy way: stop participating in it — Noam Chomsky
Sep 24, 11:24 AM, posted to “Ship of the Desert at Wadi Rhum (photo)”
Arms in the hands of citizens [may] be used at individual discretion… in private self defense… JOHN ADAMS, A Defense of the Constitutions of the Government of the USA, 471 (1788)
Sep 24, 11:14 AM, appears to have tried to attach to an attachment of a Tom Vilsack t-shirt
It is the policy of the United States that activities in space should be devoted to peaceful purposes for the benefit of all mankind.
Sep 24, 10:49 AM, posted to “Welcome”
It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners — Albert Camus
I’m still not sure exactly what to make of this. Is it an unsuccessful spambot, or some other vile technology run amuck? But what spambot quotes Chomsky? Or for that matter, Voltaire? Perhaps it’s yet another conspiracy.
‘Thinking Blogger Meme’ enters Spamland.