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I noticed something odd on my computer today..


The spammers all seem to think I speak French and Chinese. All of a sudden.

Except for one. They’re just hoping I’m a golddigger and an idjit. (Sadly.. odds are probably rather high when phishing for that combo.)

Ayez un jour magnifique, tout le monde!

Today’s quote:If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.” ~ Doug Larson

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May 5, 2013 - Posted by | spam and junk mail | , , , ,


  1. IMHO, most folks just want to get on the Internet and have some fun. Burn a few hours as a diversion perhaps.
    A tiny percentage might be looking for information…
    Nobody wants to constantly consider reality, so they blindly clickety click click click. After all, it IS a virtual world out there, right? I think not.

    Thanks for your continuing efforts to open eyes.

    And may you have a wonderful day too!


    Comment by KsTinMan | May 5, 2013 | Reply

    • KsTinMan,
      I have to agree.

      Which is why one of my “catchphrases” in prior years was, “The Internet is NOT Disneyland“.

      Everyone there is most certainly not on their best behavior, and acting as if kids are present. (The “anonymity” kinda makes the opposite happen, actually. Normally nice people act like there’s no consequences to their words/deeds, and act/speak quite rudely.)

      There are no landscapers/maintenance crews keeping it clean.

      There are no security guards of ANY kind.


      So, go there and play, if you want, but know you are in a lawless and dangerous “wild, wild, West”, and you stay long you’re going to meet every kind of perv and lowlife and lunatic and criminal there is. And, btw, some of the people you meet there hate you/your culture and would like nothing better than to either destroy your way of life and/or bankrupt you.

      A regular rogue’s gallery.. not a tidy, safe amusement park.


      Comment by techpaul | May 5, 2013 | Reply

  2. Hi Paul,

    Most of my email is addressed to “Mr Delenn13″(they must not look at the pic) and they all want to meet me, send me videos etc.

    No French here..but Ontario is next to Quebec..if that counts.


    Comment by delenn13 | May 5, 2013 | Reply

    • delenn13,
      Kinda like mine that say, “Dear Paul, we have the largest selection of handbags, sexy stiletto shoes, makeup, and feminine hygiene products…“.

      But you know, maybe people named Paul are buying that stuff… somewhere.


      Comment by techpaul | May 5, 2013 | Reply

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