Monday, December 13, 2010

Well, that's odd

UPDATE 12/14:  According to our commenters, this same address has been spamming lots of people with helpful tips, recipes, and insightful quotes.  Clearly, this is bigger than we ever imagined.

Guys, check out this spam email I received today.  This is real, I'm not making this up:

from: Tech Support <>
date: Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 10:16 AM
subject: Details you asked for.

Recipe: Overnight Fruit Salad


 1  small  head cabbage, shredded (about 5 cups)
 1  15oz  can pineapple chunks, well drained
 2  11oz  cans mandarin orange sections, drained
 2  cups  seedless green grapes
 1/3  cups  light raisins
 1 1/2  cups  cubed Edam cheese
 1  8oz  carton lemon yogurt
 1  cup  dairy sour cream

 Instructions :

 1.  Place cabbage on bottom of large salad bowl.
 2.  Top with pineapple chunks, mandarin orange sections, grapes and
raisins. Sprinkle cheese atop.
3.  Combine yogurt and sour cream; spread over salad, sealing to edge of
4.  Cover and refrigerate for 4 to 24 hours. If desired, garnish with
lemon and lime twist, curly endive, and a grape.

How thoughtful!



  1. I just got an e-mail by the same sender...mine had this on it:


    There is no reason why good cannot triumph as often as evil. The triumph
    of anything is a matter of organization. If there are such things as
    angels, I hope that they are organized along the lines of the Mafia.

    from The Sirens of Titan"

    Damn weird, that's how I found your site!

  2. Yeah, truly weird. I have received about 3 of these kinds of emails in the last 2 days. Similar to the ones you brought up. This is getting huge, son.

  3. Oh wow. I can only conclude that there's some kind of vigilante spammer out there, spamming useful tips and insightful quotes to those who need it most.

  4. Um . . . this recipe is VERY similar to one that a friend passed along to me, that a friend of his found online. Only sour cream instead of yogurt and a few other differences -- but a very similar cabbage-fruit slaw to this one. I have no idea why this would be in any way relevant, but it *is* coincidental.