The Markovbots Hunger

At first I wasn't sure this was spam; it could conceivably have merely been one of my special nutjobs:

From: Jenee Ewalt <jeneeewalt@yahoo.com>
Subject: If I could attach a candy to this letter I would do so. I hope the words will work the same way
Date: November 9, 2012 11:25:28 PM PST
To: "jwz@ix.netcom.com" <jwz@ix.netcom.com>

Aristotle, Athenaeus, Pliny, and Oppian fitted its habits and lavished on its which all the averse model of Greece and Italy.

ṇâêʈ__ûɛǹ?ệἥѐ

But he could not plinth at that manifestation. His superstitious melancholy of secularism had arisen without offending.

But then I got these two:

From: Luther Putnam <putnamluther@yahoo.com>
Subject: Have you been waiting for something that is gonna change ur life completely? So, Here it is..)
Date: November 10, 2012 8:14:38 AM PST
To: "jwz@dnalounge.com" <jwz@dnalounge.com>

Am I so northbound? Shall I assure to monopoly or not? And Ive been in such a pig with stomach all this bower that I am alert than I was five years partially.

kḅἥẗü?ῇǵďčὄ

Why are cyclone round? Why is the shame taciturn? Why is the villain fussy?

From: Kenda Erazo <kendaerazo@yahoo.com>
Subject: Hello!! I am Kendaerazo...
Date: November 10, 2012 8:23:54 AM PST
To: "mail@maghsoudi.com" <mail@maghsoudi.com>

He knew that by this boat was understood a aqueous sieve for seafaring or disturbing, sharpish then from its antenna.

ṟhűē+ƙṙр??uḣӗ

Nevertheless so, Ned, protector enrich vessels that narwhale tusks enlarge float stentorian through.

No attachments. No URLs. Just poetry and Unicrud.

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15 Responses:

  1. Talk about burying the lede: holy crow, @ix.netcom.com email addresses still work?!

  2. cathodion says:

    Noise to make the spam filters less effective?

  3. Ben Rosengart says:

    Is there any current consensus opinion on what's the purpose of these things? I've long wondered.

  4. Justin Mason says:

    My theory is that there was supposed to be a URL, where the unicrud is, but the spamware is buggy and corrupted its buffer somehow. The tragic thing is, it probably wouldn't have made it past filters had the payload been intact...

  5. Wibble says:

    I've just been assuming these are the birth cries of Skynet.

  6. Andy says:

    When I saw the title, I thought the post was going to be about this comment. I still can't tell if "James" is a human.

  7. Another Andy says:

    These also may have embedded HTML attempting to display a 1x1 transparent gif (tracking pixel).

  8. You're not alone, I got one of these as well.

  9. Joe says:

    Could be Vogon Poetry.

  10. gryazi says:

    What the hell do you call an abandoned zombie? A wiederganger?

  11. mds says:

    Well, don't leave us hanging like that. Why is the villain fussy?