Thanks, Spammers!

This blog recently surpassed 10,000 spam comments since January 1st. While that can be irritating, not all spammers just dump links for drugs or porn. Some, in fact, have some very nice and flattering things to say about my modest project (although surprisingly little to say about water!) Following, a sampling of spam that has me puffing out my chest, grinning with pride and discovering new opportunities!

Thanks, Katty! Every feedreader software subscriber I get brings me closer to the top!

Da best to you, too! I don’t need a credit card, but can you help me get my HELOC back?

I don’t know about very good movies, but about your web…very confusing, and what’s with all those popups? I couldn’t find where to enter my bank account numbers to get my easy loan!

Sure Gary, I’ll post a bunch more, because I like the way you like me!

You put a blindingly white smile on my face, and that’s a fact, Jack!

You Brits make me blush! (People don’t usually call me beautiful, but do say I have a great personality!) When I need a lease purchase agreement, YOU are my first call!

When you come back again, please bring detailed instructions on how I can get rich from my smart posts!

Not sure I understand your request, but as your treasured patron I’ll do my cute and lovely best!

UPDATE! On the very morning this post was published, I received a spam trackback from a spammer on my spam post! If only everyone were this responsive!

Portland tap water really sticks with you

Think you can out-sticker me? Trying to get yourself on the map? Go ahead and try! Don’t have a sticker, you say? No excuse because I’ve scanned one for you! Download a pdf copy here and print off your own. Then, snap a photo of Portland Water’s “I Only Drink Tap Water” sticker in your town and email it to Jennie Day-Burget at the Portland Water Blog. Just remember I was first.

To digest a long and funny story as briefly as possible,

  1. I read The Portland Water Blog (you should, too–hugely informative and entertaining!)
  2. PWBlogmistress Jennie Day-Burget writes on the Blog that, “Our ‘I Only Drink Tap Water’  sticker was seen all the way in Berkeley, California!”
  3. PWBlogmistress generously offers to send stickers to other Blog-fans who request them.
  4. I, of course, request some and PWBlogmistress mails some stickers to me.
  5. I think, well… I live in Kansas City, so I can outdo Berkeley, California distance-wise. And then…

We put the sticker on our town’s beloved Kansas City Scout, photographed it, and sent it to the PWBlogmistress who shared it with the people of Portland!

Awesome! But wait a minute. Someone’s sure to try to outdo me! Maybe you? See the top of the post.