*(On the theory that anything recycled is “green,” and I’m riffing on the contents of the spam folder.)
It’s sometimes interesting to see what the most recent crop of web-crawling spiders tries to do with my topics. (Note: particularly when we haven’t had any recent bits about naked luge or underpants. When that’s the case, even I know better than to look at what gets caught in the filter before I empty it.)
The latest news:
1. The words “golden calf” apparently contain a hidden subtext reading “spam money-and-finance-related comments here.” For the record, everything that glitters is not an opportunity to advertise your super awesome, better-than-ever, “we know the economy stinks but please please give us the chance to rip you off too” get-rich-quick scheme. In fact, the golden calf allusion had nothing to do with money (not directly anyway), either in its original source or as posted here.
In short: Webcrawler 1: Mission Fail. Grade: D- (with partial points for at least seeking out the word ‘gold’).
2. “Kids love being scared senseless” earned me … an ad for helicopter flying lessons. Take a minute and think that one through. Who programs a webcrawler about flight lessons to look for posts about fear? In some ways, it’s actually kind of clever, though I’m not sure the whole “crazy clown + flight school” thing really inspires me to take a leap of faith. (Here’s hoping no leaping is actually required.)
Webcrawler 2: Partial Fail (you’re still spam, after all). Grade: C- for creativity.
The others, sadly, are less-than-printable, but those at least amused me enough to mention.
That said…I’m off to the weeds.