October 09, 2011

Concentrated lunacy

I just received an email sent from "jobs.telegraph.co.uk", which seems to be a sub-domain of the British publication "The Telegraph". It's set up so that anyone can use it to send email to anyone on the web.

And someone used it to send something to me.

The subject was "Email a friend". And it began as follows:

Jobs Home Job Search Sign In Career Tools
Dear Friend " WARNING! WARNING! BEWARE DANGER!,

Your friend, "WARNING!!!” DANGER!!! DANGER!!! DO YOUR BIT!, has sent you the following message from telegraphjobs.

And then there was 4500 lines of the most amazing stuff. Of course I didn't read it all, but I did skim a bit. Here are some of the things my friend wanted to alert me to:

The Trilateral Commission

Russian plastic explosives were used to bring down the WTC towers.

STOP THE INSTARLATION OF THE UN-MILITARY ONLY HIGH-FREQUENCY slowGENOCIDE MICROWAVE SLOW KILL

The dangers of using radiation to preserve food

The Jewish international conspiracy to put mercury in vaccines

And a whole lot more about various and sundry Jewish international conspiracies.

...why me, Lord?

I think I'm gonna go see if I can find an email address at the Telegraph where I can send this sucker. The return address was noreply@telegraph.etc but there has to be something there which I can really send it to.

UPDATE: I should have looked at the header. It seems to have come from something called "telstramail.hotlizard.net" which is in the UK but probably isn't really the Telegraph. So I've sent it to the appropriate "abuse" mailbox.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Daily Life at 08:50 PM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 You know those "buzzword bingo" cards that come out for presidential debates, state-of-the-union addresses, and so forth? I wonder if anyone's put together a conspiracy theory bingo. From your description, that email would have a good chance at winning. It's just missing JFK assassination and moon landing hoax.

Posted by: Boviate at October 10, 2011 07:52 AM (RPpft)

2 Concentrated lunacy indeed.  But I'd almost like to get mail like that once in a while, just to relieve the monotony of cheap watches, performance enhancing pills, and girls of inappropriate age doing unsavory things with farm animals.

Posted by: David at October 10, 2011 12:46 PM (ttXyi)

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@David: There's an appropriate age for that?

I used to get flaming replies from angry recipients when spammers would pick one of my addresses to use in the "from:" field of their marketing diarrhea (they're spoofing everything else, why not the sender?)

There's really no polite way to tell someone they may be denser than the original spammer's script...

Posted by: Mikeski at October 10, 2011 02:28 PM (GbSQF)

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