3 Dec 2005
Spamming for Dada
This bizarre instance of comment spam was caught by my spamfilter system a few minutes ago:
Nice job. I’m planning to come back here in the future. Game can Do Table: , when Tournament is Soldier it will Lose Grass Collective Mistery becomes Curious Soldier in final , when Game Con Chair Bet Greedy Circle is always Beautiful Round
That’s it, verbatim. No hyperlinks (so what was the point, then?); no terribly obvious keywords. I’m frankly impressed that the spamfilters caught this one.
The third sentence is actually pleasing, and has a sort of atavistic beauty all its own. It could have been written by Jean Arp or Tristan Tzara. This is clearly the work of a spammer who’s not in it for the clickthroughs or the boost in search-engine results; there’s an artist somewhere out there on this Internet, spamming for Dada.