more nutty mail

I have myself often felt the urdent need for chainsaw:

Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 00:47:24 -0700 (PDT)
From: Brett Johnson <>
Subject: Urdent Order
Cc: [...four random-seeming presumed-noncombatants...]

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I get spam like this a lot. I don't understand it. My best guess is that this is a feeler for responses, and stage two would be check fraud.

But... wouldn't it help to send it to someone who actually sells chainsaws? If you send mail to a zillion random addresses, how many do you have to try before you happen to hit a chainsaw salesman?

Alternately... how did I get on the list of gullible chainsaw providers?

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Valencia upgrade: wider sidewalks, bike lanes, more trees, less parking.

Department of Public Works:

Bloggy hand-wringing: Apparently wider sidewalks
"displace lower-class and middle-class residents."

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lego tentacles

Nausicaa bug:

Looks like a Shoggoth to me:

I hate it when that happens:

You're not my mommy:


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enema held aloft by cherubim

The 800lb enema

The 5ft tall sculpture, a bronze syringe bulb held aloft by three Botticelli-style angels, was revealed at the Mashuk-Akva Term spa in the southern city of Zheleznovodsk.

"There is no kitsch or obscenity, it is a successful work of art," Alexander Kharchenko, the spa's director, said. "An enema is almost a symbol of our region."

The Caucasus mountains region is famous in Russia for dozens of health spas. Many offer enemas with water drawn from mineral springs, that are said to treat digestive and other complaints.

Mr Kharchenko said the monument had cost the spa £21,000. It was installed in a square in front of his spa, with an accompanying banner declaring: "Let's beat constipation and sloppiness with enemas" posted on one of the spa's walls.

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