They Almost Got Me*

23 Jan

Image by Ian W Scott via Flickr

Over on my shockingly neglected poetry blog, I was delighted to read this comment from a new visitor:

Its like you browse my mind!

Every poet hopes to touch their readers in some way, to speak a universal truth.  Then I went to return my perceptive reader’s visit: at genitalwarts.

Spam.  To misquote Tom Arnold in True Lies (he was referring to women):

Spammers!  Can’t live with ’em; can’t kill ’em.

At least it gives me a laugh now and then.


*The spammers; not the genital warts.  Thought I’d better clarify that.

37 Responses to “They Almost Got Me*”

  1. creatingreciprocity January 23, 2012 at 11:36 #

    But spammers are people too (or sentient machines) maybe your poetry broke through to him/her/it?


    • Tilly Bud January 23, 2012 at 11:38 #

      One can only hope. I don’t think anything’s getting past those warts, though. Looking for a picture to illustrate the post, Zemanta took me at my word and showed me some of the grossest things I’ve ever seen. I always imagined those warts to be like the little ones on hands. I almost fainted when I saw how *not* like them they are.


  2. viv blake January 23, 2012 at 11:37 #

    Divorce the comment from the sender and you have a wonderful commentary, the beginning of an ekphrastic poem.


    • Tilly Bud January 23, 2012 at 11:38 #

      Ooooooooo! It’s going in my notebook now.


  3. Lorna's Voice January 23, 2012 at 11:50 #

    I’d chalk that one up to irony in action! Funny!


  4. sarsm January 23, 2012 at 12:09 #

    I love the insulting ones. I’m not sure what that say about me!!


    • Tilly Bud January 23, 2012 at 12:10 #

      You are a strong, confident woman. And warped. 😀


      • sarsm January 23, 2012 at 12:18 #

        Sounds about right!! 😉


    • Kate Kresse January 23, 2012 at 18:33 #

      i know what you mean! They say ‘this content i am thinking is terrible. i won’t be back’ —and then there are links in the comment for enlarging various parts…yeh…his comment is REALLY significant LOL


  5. jmgoyder January 23, 2012 at 13:23 #

    What strange planet do the spammers come from?


  6. Cindy January 23, 2012 at 13:58 #

    Bwahahaha, try and Google ‘Blue Waffle’ who visited me recently 😉


  7. Pseu January 23, 2012 at 14:36 #

    No apostrophe I see: should’ve given the game away, perhaps?


  8. laurieanichols January 23, 2012 at 15:33 #

    How could such a beautiful comment originate from such a icky place. Spam is such a strange word. I used to only associate the word with canned meat, they love Spam in Hawaii. Now spam means trash or junk mail.


  9. colonialist January 23, 2012 at 17:23 #

    What a sad letdown! May he be heavily afflicted with what he spams about! Also with a pack of parasitic pests to match himself.


  10. colonialist January 23, 2012 at 17:24 #

    He did achieve one handy dolphin, though – er, useful porpoise.
    He got me to appreciate the magnum opus in question.


  11. Grannymar January 23, 2012 at 17:33 #

    I hope you gave the spammer a one way ticket to outer Mongolia!


  12. Brenda January 23, 2012 at 18:21 #

    OHHHH I agree… you do browse my mind!


  13. SchmidleysScribbling January 23, 2012 at 18:57 #

    Glad you clarified that. I wouldn’t even know what they were except the US Census Bureau collects statistics on STDs and those warts are on the list. And, no, before you ask, I did not leave that comment on your poetry blog. Dianne


    • Tilly Bud January 24, 2012 at 15:37 #

      That’s one suspect crossed off the list…


  14. SchmidleysScribbling January 23, 2012 at 18:57 #

    PS is that brouse my mind or rouse my bind?


  15. Nicola January 23, 2012 at 19:29 #

    oh that is so wrong


  16. nailingjellotoatree January 23, 2012 at 20:44 #

    Curses! I should know not to drink anything whilst reading your blog! I nearly spewed coffee all over my laptop. Too funny!!!


    • Tilly Bud January 24, 2012 at 15:39 #

      Don’t make a mess; we don’t offer refunds 🙂


  17. gigihawaii January 23, 2012 at 21:04 #

    haha. the comments are almost as funny as your post!


    • Tilly Bud January 24, 2012 at 15:40 #

      They are often funnier. Grinding my teeth 🙂


  18. kateshrewsday January 23, 2012 at 23:44 #

    Now that was mean spam. I would have fallen for it too…


  19. nrhatch January 24, 2012 at 02:17 #

    We covered the topic of STD’s with our AmeriCorps members . . . genital warts are NASTY!!!


  20. Patti January 24, 2012 at 02:40 #

    Ooh, I got one from them too (a comment, not the warts). It says: “You’ve got named a terribly sensible details , regards for the post.”

    It was a post about the illustrator of Little House in the Big Woods. Not quite sure what attracted the comment – but maybe I don’t want to know.


  21. klrs09 January 24, 2012 at 02:57 #

    too funny!


  22. bluebee January 26, 2012 at 06:39 #

    I’m trying to work out the significance of the accompanying image…


  23. Tilly Bud January 26, 2012 at 13:00 #

    It’s a poet. Don’t ask me which one. My only other options all contained the horrible warts we are talking of.


  24. eof737 January 27, 2012 at 11:27 #

    It’s a great line… you browse my mind. 😆


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