calling the help desk

Can someone tell me why it is that the spam seems more attracted to these two threads than to any other? Are there spam-beacons hidden within them or something, like the little microphones we had woven into the fabric of that plane we sold to the Chinese not so long ago? Any advice would be appreciated.

And, as long as I’m at it, here’s a completely different question from our friend Doug Skinner: “Last week, two security guards (at a hospital, where I went to visit a friend) and a bouncer (at a crummy East Village bar) sternly told me that all American citizens are required by law to carry ID at all times. This, of course, is simply not true. Has anyone else been getting this lately?”

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7 Comments

  1. chris
    Posted August 25, 2005 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    Yes, I have heard this too. Before 9/11 in fact.

  2. Posted August 25, 2005 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    Maybe they think if they say it enough, people will think that it’s true. Seems to work for Rove and the GOP.

  3. Posted August 26, 2005 at 2:31 am | Permalink

    Spammers grab a copy of your web and somehow decide what to hit. I thought they were just being, uh, ‘focused’ when they always hit my hackblog posts about stopping spammers. Funny thing is they hit really old stuff that doesn’t really do that much against them. I finally figured out they’re just stupid. Whatever eh?

    As to ID, you best be prepared to prove you have a right to see it before expecting me to show it else I may exercise my constitutional right to bear teeny tiny arms loaded with large caliber rounds…

  4. Tony Buttons
    Posted August 26, 2005 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    I believe it’s the patriotic duty of every American to drop to their knees every time they see a person of authority and hold their travel papers above their head. Anyone, in my opinion, who doesn’t do that, deserves a good tasering.

  5. Posted August 26, 2005 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

    yes, i’ve heard this before, but i’ve never actually seen it enforced by the transit authorities or museum security.

  6. Julie Condit
    Posted August 29, 2005 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    I too have heard this one…. before 9/11. I’m not sure what the authorities will do with you if you don’t have proper ID though.

  7. mark
    Posted August 29, 2005 at 7:53 pm | Permalink

    “All humans apprehended without proper identification are made the property of the most proximate person of means, as defined in the articles of martial law.”

    And it’s good to have you on board, Julie.

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