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Talkin’ ‘Bout Spam

So I just made a really bad spam joke: When someone asked me how to spell Cialis I said, “c, number one, at sign . . . ” Anyway, when no one laughed I quickly looked for cover on the web and rediscovered this guy who had figured out how many ways you could spell viagra in spam (it’s in the sextillions). While I was searching I ran across my friend Phil’s site (which he’s sadly stopped updating) called spamosphere. He was categorizing all the image spam he got with brilliant labels like demonic font fax, confetti fax and faded blabber. Finally, I ran across these hand-lettered spam headlines again.

March 11, 2008