[429/441] S&S

I am NOT creating a new candy or any sort of combination in that sense, although it might be interesting to see what knock-off M&Ms would look like… or taste like. Instead, this post, in some way, is an epilogue or Part II to my post from last year, “All searches lead to Rome.” This may be a little bit of a dangerous post, in terms of attracting more bad behavior, but if my Akismet notices a significant uptick, I will withdraw a post for the first time in my blogging career!  I hope not, because I think this post is pretty funny.

Why would this be dangerous?  Recall from the aforementioned post that I have gotten some interesting search terms.  That is the first “S.”  The second S is based off my mention of Akismet–sometimes the spam comments that it catches are purely hilarious with what posts they target and go completely off topic.  Naturally, I never let any of these spam comments publish, but I will, for this post, consider some of the nonsense spam and search terms.

Akismet noticed a spam comment on my Schmutz post that was completely off topic, but amused me anyway:

Thanks for saring your houghts about best money exchange rates for euros.


So you’re telling me that I can sell the dirt and snow and other junk that accumulates on my bike during the winter for Euros?  All right! A new three-step program:

  1. Collect schmutz on a bike ride
  2. ????
  3. PROFIT!!

Oh, and after thinking about it, Step 2 is to spin the wheel, call out “h” and “t,” and hope not to land on a BANKRUPT or LOSE A TURN wedge!

Another off-topic post: On Onomatopoeia, spam was detected (don’t worry, Akismet has snared 100% of spam comments and not let them appear on my page):

Why viewers still make use of to read news papers when in this technological world everything is accessible
on web?

Evidently this spammer doesn’t read newspapers either, given the appalling grammar in this sentence… er, question.  There is still much merit in reading newspapers, and I like the feeling of newsprint on my hands. It feels more authentic than reading the same story on the Web.  And by the way, your comment gets a “–” grade out of 10 for being completely off topic!  Evil Teacher Editor, signing off!

When the world is running down, spammers make the best of what’s still around, and allow me a field day with commentary. Consider the following:

Thanks for another magnificent article. The place else may just anybody get
that type of info in such a perfect approach of writing? I’ve a presentation subsequent
week, and I am at the search for such info.

I think your presentation is not going to go well, given how poorly this comment was written. It reads like monkeys smashing keys and somehow providing words that are in a random order. Also, you don’t want one of my more negative posts as an exemplar of my writing… given that it goes against the grain of my blog’s name!

So much for spam comments. I took a 1-minute break to flush all the spam down the proverbial toilet in my Dashboard.

For the second part, I wanted to look at search terms again and make rapid-fire comments on them.

  • الین مول“: Google Translate implies that this Persian word is “Elaine M.” Strange–I’ve never used the name Elaine on my blog until this point!
  • bohe miya ramp study by queen song download“: Sorry, no free downloads here! Although this wording gives me an idea for a blog post, combined with last Friday. This will come soon 😉
  • if you are twenty three bowls of subtraction stew what would you get” The Humbug screamed, “FAMINE!”
  • “everything great about eating combined with everything great about not talking to people” I like how the full thing from my November post found its way to the blog. Sorry, but I’m not GrubHub!
  • “302 r a t b” I hate to say it, but this completely stumps me!
  • “all posts xxx” Well, I have a few posts labeled with “XXX,” but ALL of them mean “30,” rather than anything dirty.

We will see: maybe this will become a regular feature on my blog. It is amusing to see some of the off-topic search terms or spam comments that are received.


Today is the four-hundred and twenty-ninth day of Mission 441. Twelve days remain.


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