Spam getting funnier rapidly

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The most recent one I got said “Bush down to 8 friends on MySpace”.  Immediately, I thought “yeah, and they’re all Karl Rove”.

Can’t stop laughing.  I think I actually enjoy SPAM now.  How creepy is that?

At least SPAM is getting entertaining

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You know those SPAM applications that are beginning to generate fake news headlines to get you to pay attention?  Stuff like earthquake death counts for earthquakes which don’t exist, and etc?

One of those just advised me that Al Pacino has just been arrested for funding the mob.

I can’t stop laughing.

IANA / ICANN Gambling! Place your bets, be a psychic

Bunk News, Competitions, Gaming, General Interest, Humor, Miscellaneous, Nintendo DS, Polls, Programming, Web and Web Standards 11 Comments

It occurred to me that I have a great way to prove the mighty powers of Nostradumbass.

[SB digg, reddit]ICANN has announced their intent to allow the registration of new gTLDs in a repeated auction process, starting for the princely sum of $100,000 for a handful of letters.  In IRC in debate the question came up how many vanity 1st level domains (hereafter vanity 1ld) would be purchased.

[digg-reddit-me]For the purposes of competition – and there’s no money involved, I just said gambling to whore diggs and such – a vanity 1LD is defined as a gTLD which represents the name of a person, company or organization.  This means that .porn is not a vanity 1tld, even though it’ll certainly be owned by a pornographer, because it’s named for its content.  By contrast, .microsoft is a vanity 1LD, as is .billclinton (which probably won’t get bought; I’m just being thorough in definition and Bill has a good sense of humor.)  If a 1LD is assigned on basis of trademark, it’s pretty much in like Flynn.

So.  Where’s the psychicitudeness?

I predict that approximately 950 vanity 1LDs will be purchased in the first auction.  (This has the startling price tag of ninety five million dollars minimum.)

Anyone want to play The Price is Right with me?  Place your bet in comments (preferably as a trackback; this is a new domain and I could use some rank).  Whoever gives the nearest answer to the number that turns out to be correct wins.  (No price is right rules; going over isn’t different than going under.)

Incidentally, if you guys are worried I’ll edit my post after the fact, just check Internet Archive for the day before the auction.  I can’t cheat; I’m being watched by .

Bring it.  950.

The Luther? … the Itis?

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That’s right – someone’s actually selling the Luther.

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