Something I started doing last year was collecting spam subject lines. I wish I had started sooner because I know I got some doozies in the past that are now lost forever. Some of them are so bizarre that I've been tempted to open them just to see what was inside (don't worry - I'm not that impulsive). It's easy to just click "empty" on that Junk Mail folder after you've sorted out what shouldn't have been sent there, but have you ever actually read those little messages? The ones they think will somehow trick you into opening something you really shouldn't? It's worth it, every once in a while.
My criteria aren't especially rigorous, but still there aren't too many that qualify. I don't go for the easy laughs, so all the porn and "body part enhancement" messages are out. Besides, they're really not that funny, after you've seen the same one 20 times. I used to save the ones that strung together a bunch of random religious/biblical-looking words because some of the combinations were so strange while *almost* making sense that they made me laugh. But they don't stand the test of time: re-reading them a few weeks or months later just doesn't work. So those, for the most part, are deleted immediately.
After Christmas there was a serious dearth of funny spam subjects, and I despaired that everyone reprogrammed their bots or something. But this morning I awoke to find several giggle-inducing titles, and hope was restored! I decided it was time to share the wealth.
So for those of you who are also easily amused, I present:
My Funny Spam Collection
Re: do cluster
It's not about slogans this time.
them, money to fail: not be baldness upon your food month, Zif,
makes squishy noises when running.
in the land wherein we grope in him, I brought
Are molehill no sheriff
Or my wham
Which watchband so death
out of a naughty person, of their hooks were persuaded, that
Is my rhino
Fred tried to change subjects to get Howard to do something else. [best part – the sender was "continental breakfast"]
impromptu pork chop
And today's most shining gem:
it be semantic