Weird spam of the day

Weird enough to get through my gmail spam filter.

From: Pearlie Horn
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2006 22:45:38 0000
Subject: ostrich-egg nitrogen balance

employed in agreeing to everything her ladyship said, thanking her for every fish he won, and

Yes, that’s the whole email. No attachments, no hyperlinks, nothing else.

The body of the message is a fragment from Pride and Prejudice: “Mr. Collins was employed in agreeing to everything her Ladyship said, thanking her for every fish he won, and apologising if he thought he won too many.”

The only purpose I can imagine for this is a spammer checking through a mailing list and sending these messages to track bounces to cleanse incorrect/inactive addresses from the list. At least they have an interest in classical literature.


I’m off to Sydney this weekend for my 20 year school reunion. Should be a lot of fun to catch up with the guys and find out what they’ve all been doing. Sometimes I think it’s a shame that I live so far away from where I grew up, but then again, I’ve kept in regular contact with my best friend from school and he lives in Los Angeles, so who knows what that all means?

One of my classmates has just recently started a high-profile blog, and I’d love to have a chat with him – he’s been discussing some really fascinating issues.

See if you can match up the 38-year-old with the 18-year-old.