Friday, October 8, 2010

Increase Your (fill in the blank) and buy Canadian (blank)!!

I've decided that there's not much that's more irritating than Spam.

No, not the kind in a can that you can put on bread or fry in a pan and eat. The OTHER kind of Spam.

Y'know, I don't need Viagra. Thankfully, no one in my household does either. Or Cialis. (What's up with the commercial with the couple in SEPERATE tubs? Isn't the whole point to be together???) Nor do I need Oxycontin or Hydrocodone. Yet so many people want to sell it to me.

Most of them are Canadian. What's up with that? Seriously, have you ever known a Canadian drug pusher? I'm sorry, but the image just won't form for me. I'd have a hard time taking the guy or gal seriously, I think, if they said, "Hey, I'm from Canada. Wanna buy some weed, eh?"

Snork. Oh, the visual....

I've decided these folks are lying about being from Canada. (You're snickering, right?) I know a lot of Canadians and they just aren't that kind of people. Grins. Seriously....

Just like those guys in Mozambique and Cote d'Ivoire are lying about wanting to send me money just because they found my website interesting and think I deserve eight bajillion dollars. I did get one offering me money, camels and guns. (I sent that one on to the proper authorities...)

And that woman, the one who's dying of cancer and wants me to use her millions for the "...goods of the childrens of the Lords..." is a whackjob, for sure. Who pluralizes childrens? Or goods? (Much less Lords!?!)

Yet, I get so many of these scammy-spammy emails, they MUST be working on someone, somewhere. I can't imagine why anyone would still be SENDING them if they weren't. But how are they making money? Identity theft, I guess, or fees.

I did love the plummy sounding one from a barrister in England, however. It sounded like something right out of a early '80's historical. Lord-So-and-So had discovered that I was his long-lost kinswoman (yes, it actually said that word, kinswoman) and this barrister was writing to tell me, by email, that he would be happy to transfer the estate and all these millions of pounds to me for a small processing fee. Millions, for a mere $350. Oh, and a dead kinsman's estate, complete with a lovely manor house.

I could almost go for that one, you know?

Millions.

A manor house. A roaring fire in a fireplace big enough to roast an ox...yep. I could go for that.

So what's your favorite SPAM request? The millions from a Nigerian government official? Something newer?

Have you ever been tempted, the least little bit, by the manor house one?

And does it make you laugh when you get Canadian Pharmacy emails?

What about the ones that offer to enlarge certain parts? Snork. Since I don't HAVE those parts I'm not the least bit tempted by that one. Funny thing that....snork, snork, snork.

Let's talk...SPAM! Grins.

(Oh, and do you like the "real" stuff? The real Spam - ham goop in a can? And have you ever been to Canada?

95 comments:

PJ said...

Mine?

PJ said...

Wow, that's a lot of questions, Jeanne! You sure this isn't spam? lolol!

For some reason, I don't get as much spam as I used to. I used to get some real doozies - at least 5 "enlargement" emails a day. Of course, I've won the lottery in just about every country on the planet, even thought I've never been to 99% of them. I don't think I've gotten the manor house spam. I may have and not noticed it. I delete them without reading so who knows.

An interesting family tidbit: My uncle got one of those "long lost relative" emails from England a couple years ago. Being a safe cyber surfer, he deleted it but the blokes were persistent. Turns out they weren't after money but there really was a family connection. Seems my (step)great grandfather was the second son of a nobleman who had no desire to fulfill his duties to the title when his older brother died. Instead, he high-tailed it out of England and sailed to America where he eventually landed in Chicago and married my young, widowed great-grandmother. Too bad he neglected to mention the wife and children he had left behind in England. Yep, dear old (step)great-granddaddy was a bigamist. Sometimes those emails really are better left unopened! lol!

PJ said...

Oops! Forgot to answer the other questions. I haven't had Spam (in the can) for years but used to eat it a lot when I was growing up. I was one of the weird kids who actually liked it.

I grew up in Michigan and have been to Canada many times. We had cousins in Ontario and would usually visit them in the summer.

flchen1 said...

I do love the Spam in a can, although I know it isn't the most healthy choice ;) I hate the e-mail stuff--I really don't need anything enlarged (especially body parts I don't even own!) and I'm not interested in seeing anyone's photos or claiming the zillions I've won in the overseas lottery!

And yes, I've been to parts of Canada, most recently to Banff--it's a big, beautiful country!

Helen said...

Well done PJ enjoy your day with him

Jeanne
Loved the post I used to get lots of spam emails about enlargement and lots from Nigeria and yes the one that said I have won the lottery but we don't seem to get them anymore not that I miss them LOL I am glad we aren't getting them and no I was never tempted I always deleted them straight away.
And as for real spam not I am not a lover of it and unfortunatley I haven't been to Canada although I would like to remedy that one day a go.

Have Fun
Helen

jo robertson said...

Hilarious post, Jeanne. I grew up on the real Spam. We loved to fry it and slap it on some unhealthy white bread with a gob of mayo. Yum, delicious.

The body-part enhancement is the one that gets me. The come-on lines are giggle-worthy and disgusting at the same time.

jo robertson said...

OMG, PJ, what a terrific ancestry story! Or maybe not so terrific with the bigamist and all, but still too funny.

Truth stranger than fiction.

Anna Campbell said...

Oh, the only bit about SPAM I love is the original Monty Python sketch. Here's a link if anyone hasn't seen it yet. Eggs and Spam. Bacon and Spam. Spam, Spam, Spam and mushrooms...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anwy2MPT5RE

Anna Campbell said...

Hey, PJ, congrats on the chook!

Kim in Hawaii said...

Aloha from Maui! The real Spam is a staple of the Hawaiian culture. Some love it, some loathe it. Target carries a line of trinkets based on the canned ham. My son eats Spam and Rice at his public school for breakfast and lunch. And we spotted Spam Musubi (chunk of rice and a square of Spam tied together with seaweed) thus demonstrating that Spam has invaded every cuisine. Then again, Hawaiians love Loco Moco (hamburger patty, fried egg, rice, and gracy).

I enjoy the emails from Bill Gates who is determined to give his fortune to me!

PinkPeony said...

Hi Jeanne!

I have a really cool Spam postcard from the town in the Midwest (MN?) where they make Spam.
I get a lot of pharma and watches spam. My sister-in-law toyed with a Nigerian spammer for a week, telling him her name was Holly Golightly and her husband was Buddy Ebsen. The spammer was clueless and believed her.

PJ, congrats on the GR. I love the story about your g-great grandfather. I smell a story...

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Hey PJ! You caught that wily Rooster! Good for you! :>

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

PJ wrote: Yep, dear old (step)great-granddaddy was a bigamist. Sometimes those emails really are better left unopened! lol!


OMGosh! That's fabulous! Or sad...not sure which. Great story to tell, however. Grins. I would think that they would attempt a certified letter, at least, rather than email though. Grins.

As to enlargements, if there were one for print runs, advances or royalties, I'd jump right in, but....

Sheree said...

I've always stayed away from spam musubi, in Hawaii and other places.

Also, why do spammers think I need vicodin? And Viagra?

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

PJ and Fedora, I'm with you in that I actually LIKE the real, in-a-can-Spam, though in moderate doses. Grins.

Fedora...okay, just have to say it...I'M JEALOUS!!!

I want to go to Banff really, really badly. :> Was it just as gorgeous in person as it looks in pictures?

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Helen said: we don't seem to get them anymore not that I miss them LOL I am glad we aren't getting them and no I was never tempted I always deleted them straight away.

Oh, lucky you! And smart to delete them. Some of them do contain viruses, I've been told. (Then again, that may be just as much an urban myth as the possibility that things can be enlarged! Snork!)

I'm with you on wanting to remedy not having Canada in my passport. I've been to Montreal and Toronto, but I'd love to see Ottawa, Nova Scotia, PEI, BC and, as mentioned, Banff. :>

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Jo said: The body-part enhancement is the one that gets me. The come-on lines are giggle-worthy and disgusting at the same time.

Snork. Exactly! Both amusing and repellant.

As to the real Spam, however, your description made me want to get some and do just that to it....Maybe I should go lie down now...it'll pass

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Anna said: Eggs and Spam. Bacon and Spam. Spam, Spam, Spam and mushrooms...

One of my ab-fab Monty Python skits of ALL TIME!! Love it. Love too that the credits on that episode all read like this:

George "spam" Docket
Myra "Spam and eggs" Smith
Powell "spam, spam, bacon and spam" Ricther

And so on. :>

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Kim said: I enjoy the emails from Bill Gates who is determined to give his fortune to me!

Wow, really? You rate, girlfriend! I've not gotten that one. I'm betting it's news to Bill, his wife, family and FOundation too....grins.

Had to LOL about Spam invading every cuisine. I'd never thought about some of those applications, I must say.

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Hi Pink!

You said: My sister-in-law toyed with a Nigerian spammer for a week, telling him her name was Holly Golightly and her husband was Buddy Ebsen. The spammer was clueless and believed her.

OMGosh! That's fabulous! Please give her my regards and tell her I bow in her general direction for that one. Snork. Love it.

But Holly and Buddy? Really? The two of them together...no, the image just won't form. Snork.

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Sheree said: Also, why do spammers think I need vicodin? And Viagra?

Exactly! I don't have the equip for the viagra and really, publishing is painful sometimes, but not vicodin-worthy pain. Breaking bones or major surgery, yeah, that needs vicodin, but rejection? It's bad, but it ain't THAT bad!

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

It's quite late - or early, depending on your sense of time - so I'm off to bed. It'll be fun to see what's "popped up" in the morning!

Laurie Faelan said...

LOL, Jeanne. Funny post!

I seem to get the spam from sleezy girls from Russia or other exotic countries who want to interest me in phone sex or entice me to their website for only $$.

I've been to Canada but only to Montreal. Would like to see some more. I hear it's a great place for cheap drugs.

Jo, I grew up with fried spam on white bread too, but with ketchup instead of mayo. :D

Sheree said...

As for Canada, I've been to Ottawa or somewhere past Niagra Falls (I was a kid and I don't remember the details).

Minna said...

I just got two: skin whitening available and buy genuine Phentermin low cost!

Minna said...

Yes, I've been to Canada twice. And we don't Spam here, but we do have a similar product, it's a mixture of pork and cow meat.

Due South - The Mountie Song Revisited
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQkql4dHniE

Anna Sugden said...

"Spam, Spam, Spam, wonderful Spam ..."

Great post Jeanne! I'm afraid I'm another one who can only stand the Monty Python version of Spam and not the stuff in the tin. Lovely hubby loves it! *ick*

These days, I don't get much spam as the various filters seems to catch most of them. Only you, and perhaps Cassondra, would get spam where they offered you money and guns!

I fret at the number of banking ones out there, which are so desperately trying to get people to give away their banking passwords and so on. Some of them are so good, look so genuine, it's scary! I can imagine people getting caught out all too easily!!

LOVE Canada - had some fab trips to Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver. Beautiful country, great people ... and let's not forget the hockey. (BTW hockey is back!!! All's right with the world!) Can't wait to go back.

Anna Sugden said...

Just wanted to apologise again for the mix-up yesterday, which was totally my fault and not Kate's.

The always fabulous and gracious Kate has commented and replied to everyone, so please do go back and have a look.

Thanks too to the always fabulous and gracious Jeanne for going along with the mix-up on her day!

hrdwrkdmom aka Dianna said...

So what's your favorite SPAM request? The millions from a Nigerian government official? Something newer?
The one I get the most is the Nigerian give away. I hate them all and can delete quicker than a bunny.

Have you ever been tempted, the least little bit, by the manor house one?
Never got that one but I don't think I would be tempted.

And does it make you laugh when you get Canadian Pharmacy emails?
Never got those either!

What about the ones that offer to enlarge certain parts?
As you say, I don't have those parts and I don't want mail telling me how to enlarge them.LOL

(Oh, and do you like the "real" stuff? The real Spam - ham goop in a can? And have you ever been to Canada?

Yes, I do like SPAM but prefer Treet and no, I've never been to Canada but would like to go someday.

Dianna Love said...

Ha PJ - great ancestor story and congrats on the GH.

Jeanne - I hate spam in any form. As if we don't have enough emails to dig through every day we get those. Argh. I can't recall any because I try to delete them from my brain just as fast as from the computer.

Deb Marlowe said...

Hi Jeanne!

I'm LOL about the bathtubs in that commercial--they are not just separate tubs--they are separate tubs outside! I SO do not get it.

The spam I've seen a lot of lately is "Find singles in your area" and all that jazz. Um, no thanks!

My dh eats the spam in a can occasionally and the kids will go along with it. I'm not a fan. I'm LOL about the different cultures adopting it! I had heard that it was huge in the South Pacific--was brought by the GIs in WWII and became a big part of the local cuisine.

Now I'm off to dream of that manor house that I hope to inherit...

:-)

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Hi Laurie!

You said: I seem to get the spam from sleezy girls from Russia or other exotic countries who want to interest me in phone sex or entice me to their website for only $$.

Well now I feel like I'm playing hard to get as I don't get this one either. Grins.

Bill Gates doesn't love me enough to give me his vast fortune and the Russian girls don't like me either.

Guess I should go eat worms. (Or be very grateful...Hmmmm, I think I choose Gratitude!)

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Skin whitening, Minna? Well there's another new one. Grins. Another oen I don't need since I like my skin juuuuuuuust the way it is, thanks! Hahaha!

Hey you nurses and docs out there, what's phenter-whateveritis do? Another anesthetic? Or is this an enlarger?

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Hey Anna! Had to LOL about all being right with the world. Hockey IS back! They were talking about it on ESPN, so it's officially heeeeerrrrreeee and full of it's usual icy excitement.

Grins.

YOu said: Only you, and perhaps Cassondra, would get spam where they offered you money and guns!


Don't forget Nancy and Kim because they too like to blow things up and shoot stuff. Snork. Metaphorically and in print, of course....just in case the Feebs are reading this. (We are not a cabal. We are not a cabal...)

Christie Kelley said...

Oh, I've gotten a few I love. Including a great real estate scam from my day job. They didn't scam me. A foreign man wanted to buy a house from me in cash, sight unseen. When it seems to good to be true, it usually is.

I haven't see the manor house one. But man, I've won a lot of foreign lotteries!

I do love when they want to enlarge a certain part of me that I don't have. But then again, my husband thinks it's funny when someone wants to make his breasts larger.

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

OOOOOh, Anna called me fabulous and gracious. Thanks Anna, and no worries at all. I'll go back and read Kate's posts!

How cool. I'm fab and gracious. I like that!

Off to make a fab and gracious breakfast for my boys.

*Queen wave*

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Hey Dianna!

You said:
And does it make you laugh when you get Canadian Pharmacy emails?
Never got those either!


Oh, man, lucky YOU! Wow, I get those a lot. And I've never bought drugs, legal or illegal through the net. Don't know why I'm such a prime target!

You'll love Canada when you DO go!

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Dianna Love said: Jeanne - I hate spam in any form. As if we don't have enough emails to dig through every day we get those. Argh. I can't recall any because I try to delete them from my brain just as fast as from the computer

Amen to that, sister! Had to LOL about hating Spam in any form. It can be good....but not too often. Ha!

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Deb M said I'm LOL about the bathtubs in that commercial--they are not just separate tubs--they are separate tubs outside! I SO do not get it.

Exactly! Now that's romantic, right? Taking a seperate bath in a too-short tub OUTSIDE, for heaven's sake, where God and everyone can see your not-enlarged-parts.

YIKES!

I don't know about ya'll but I do NOT feel romantic in a tub like that, I feel cold. Somthing's always cold if the tub's too short.

And in a romantic mood, I do NOT want to be cold, capiche? (Or in a seperate tub, for that matter. *wink*)

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Christie said: I do love when they want to enlarge a certain part of me that I don't have. But then again, my husband thinks it's funny when someone wants to make his breasts larger.

Snork. Yep. I'd forgotten there were those for OUR sex since I never get them - weird thing that too! - and gotta say that's just funny.

Funny too about the in-cash real estate transaction. That one's probably true, like PJ's great uncle, but the guy wants it for nefarious purposes....

Yes, my mind DOES work that way.

Minna said...

This what I found on Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phentermine
Well, the spammers hadn't even written Phentermine right. No wonder it was "low cost"!

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

*Snorking!* Minna said: Well, the spammers hadn't even written Phentermine right. No wonder it was "low cost"!

OMGosh, Minna, I nearly spewed coffee. Hahah! I'm lovin' it. I'll go check the wiki link because, hey, gotta know this stuff.

Loved the Mountie Song too, BTW.

allaboutthewriting.com said...

I've gotten a recent variation on the Nigerian scam that kind of troubled me, because I'm afraid people will be more susceptible -- it's from a "general" fighting in Afghanistan or Iraq, and they've stumbled across some kind of hidden treasure and need to get it out. It gets points for being inventive, but like I said, I worry about people who will think they're helping out the soldiers.

I've been to Canada on the "left coast", since I used to live in the Pacific Northwest. I love Vancouver and Victoria, and would love to see more of the east coast of Canada now that I'm nearby. :)

Donna

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Hi Donna! (All about the writing's a great sign-in=name!)

You said: it's from a "general" fighting in Afghanistan or Iraq, and they've stumbled across some kind of hidden treasure and need to get it out. It gets points for being inventive, but like I said, I worry about people who will think they're helping out the soldiers.

Urg. I'd heard about this one, but not seen it. First of all, it would seem to be smugglers, which is bad, then its about soldiers breaking the law TO smuggle, another teeth-gritting moment, and then, you get hit with the emotional plea from a soldier a long way from home with (Seemingly) great reasons to break the law to smuggle stolen goods out of the counrty of origin.

I forward these to the FBI, believe it or not. Most I just delete, but like the guns and camels, I forward this kind. Just in case...

MsHellion said...

I don't think I have favorite spam. But I've never gotten the English manor one--I'd be all over that. *LOL*

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Hi Hellion! How's things on The Revenge today? Good guest, or good topic? (It's always one or the other with you Pirates!)

I would've been all over the manor house too, were it real. Love me some English countryside, so... :>

And for a Pirate or Bandit, England's so handy in that nothing's really THAT far from the sea (and potential escape routes...)

Anna Sugden said...

No, no - you don't want English manor houses - always cold and drafty with terrible heating and shocking plumbing! Plus, they're usually tumbling down around your ears and will need serious $$ to get them halfway up to scratch.

Still, they would like nice on the front of a Christmas card *g*.

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Anna said: Still, they would like nice on the front of a Christmas card *g*.

Grins. Yes, they would. And of COURSE, it would already be reno-d by my very wealthy kinsman who left it to me as part of his estate, don't you know? Grins. So no drafts, superb plumging, and shockingly attractive gardners and pool staff....Oh, I mean great heating methods too...

Snork.

Christie Kelley said...

Jeanne, the real estate one is a big ole scam. They wanted me to contact a lawyer here so they could send their deposit to them. Then the scam is since it's a foreign check it takes longer to clear. Before it clears, they back out of the deal and ask for their money back. Lawyer cuts a check and then the buyer's check bounces.

They went away when I asked for proof of funds and a contact name at the bank. :)

flchen1 said...

Jeanne, Banff was pretty incredibly gorgeous! We were there for about a week, and didn't ever run out of beautiful places to go. Plus there is delicious Cows ice cream there (made on PEI and shipped there--http://www.cows.ca/) and all the people are so lovely and polite! I do hope you'll get to visit soon!

Louisa Cornell said...

YAY PJ ! You got the bird !! He is probably sitting in front of a fire at your house eating chocolate turtles as we speak. Lucky bird!

Hilarious post, Duchesse !! And lest we forget the two of us don't have to inherit a manor house we have several from which to choose. Right?

I too get less spam than I used to, but I do get some real winners (or should I say good for SOMEONE'S wiener?)

I delete them all. If someone REALLY wants to give me money they can do it the old fashioned way - back a Brinks truck up my driveway!

I have never been to Canada but I would love to go!

I have eaten my share of Spam in my day (mostly in my college days) and Vrai Anna I haven't had Treet in ages!

Spam is excellent chopped up in an omelet if one uses plenty of cheese. Cheese covers a multitude of sins!

Donna MacMeans said...

LOL Jeanne - great post for a Friday.

Yes, I've been to Canada. Lovely country, lovely people who are warm and friendly.

Never eaten spam, I don't think, but I hear it's great with pineapple.

As for the other type of spam - what a pain. Though, like PJ, I don't seem to get as much of it as I used to (praise be to spam filters). I still juggle over the ones from Nigeria that say my reputation as an honest humanitarian inspired their desire to send me millions - if only I'd provide them with the bank information so they can deposit the funds (or empty the account).

LOL, PJ on the family insight. I imagine if we did dig deep enough, we're all related...or at least have a connection to Kevin Bacon.

Suzanne Ferrell said...

Jeanne, too funny!

My problem with SPAMs is the "meet singles age... in your area."

Hello, I'm married! Don't know what I'd do with a single, unless of course he does windows, floors and laundry!

And Jo, I too had my share of fried SPAM....uhm...didn't like it then, don't like it now! Blech!!!

Nancy said...

PJ, congrats on the bird!

Jeanne, I mostly get spammed for pharmaceuticals I neither need nor want, also from sources claiming to be in Canada. I did get something from someone with "barrister" in the email addy. I curled my lip, said, "Yeah, right," and hit delete. I have to admit I don't open emails that appear to be spam-oriented.

Wouldn't mind having that manor house, though.

What I find more irritating, even offensive, are the periodic commercial solicitations that arrive in the mail for my late parents. You'd think being dead ten years (Daddy), or even five (Mom), would end that crap. But no.

They're on mailing lists I don't know exist, with my address because I was executor of both estates. Other companies buy those lists, which perpetuates the nuisance.

This is not the sort of afterlife their Presbyterian faith envisioned. This is more like the afterlife of nuclear waste.

And claiming it's time to "renew" a periodical they don't receive (due to being, you know, DEAD) is downright scuzzy, imho, designed to confuse the elderly target population into writing a check.

I know I can go to ftc.gov and stop some of this, but I doubt anything will stop it all.

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Christie said: They went away when I asked for proof of funds and a contact name at the bank. :)

Heh-heh-heh! You go, girl! :>

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Fedora said: Jeanne, Banff was pretty incredibly gorgeous! We were there for about a week, and didn't ever run out of beautiful places to go.

Oh, now I'm REALLY jealous. Grins. I've got to plan a trip there, you know. :>

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Louisa said: And lest we forget the two of us don't have to inherit a manor house we have several from which to choose. Right?

But of COURSE we do, darling! :> And there's the plethora of hunting lodges and other accomodations as well. We have an undersecretary just to handle all the keys.

Grins.

Had to LOL about cheese covering a multitude of sins. SO true...

Louisa Cornell said...

The thing that annoys and depresses me the most is the snail mail ads and the spam I started getting from the AARP when I turned 50 !! Are they kidding??? With this economy I'll be working until they issue me my own shopping cart to use as a walker while I door greet at Walmart! Of course a nice book contract could save me from that fate! Either way I am not old enough to be a member of AARP. Am I ? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Donna said: the ones from Nigeria that say my reputation as an honest humanitarian inspired their desire to send me millions - if only I'd provide them with the bank information so they can deposit the funds (or empty the account).

Ahhh, that's the way they make the monies, is it? *shakes head* Ah, well, sucker born every minute, right?

LOL on being related to Kevin Bacon! I love that six degrees of seperation game. Grins.

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Suzanne said: Hello, I'm married! Don't know what I'd do with a single, unless of course he does windows, floors and laundry!


Hahahah! Now THAT would be a good use for him. Grins.

Ah, a NONSpam lover. Well there have to be a few. More for the rest of us...in moderation, of course!

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

ROFL over all the "enhancing" ads. Glad I'm not the only one. I just now deleted one for "SexPill on-line." That was the sender! SexPills are now sending me emails... LUCKY ME! :-P

As for Canada, LURVE IT! Been to BC, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia (GORGEOUS!), and Prince Edward Island (pinch-your-cheeks cute!). Would love to see some of the prairie provinces and the Yukon.

Monday is Thanksgiving for our northern neighbors. The DH and I once accidentally arrived in Canada two days before their Thanksgiving and had a wonderful turkey-stuffing-cranberry dinner overlooking Niagara Falls. FANTASTIC! And of course, a few weeks later we had another Thanksgiving dinner at home. ;-)

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Forgot to say CONGRATS on the GR, PJ. Maybe you can help him get his Halloween costume together? He was keeping pretty quiet about it so we are a bit worried about what he is liable to pull when the big day arrives.

AC

Joan said...

You mean...you mean those breastile enlargement pills won't work???

Dang.

I'm like PJ, I don't get as much spam as I used to which is fine with me! Seriously, are there people who DO fall for the African willing to share millions of dollars?

I've never been to Canada though I really want to visit Prince Edward Island and the western side..Victoria etc. My friend and her husband traveled around their National Parks at it was SO pretty!

I'd bring my own Tylenol :-)

As to the real Spam....never tried it though I suspect it is along the lines of bologna and I like that. Our state fair has a competition using it every year.

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Nancy said:
And claiming it's time to "renew" a periodical they don't receive (due to being, you know, DEAD) is downright scuzzy, imho, designed to confuse the elderly target population into writing a check.


Urg. Yes! We get this a lot too and let me tell you, my late FIL really doesn't NEED an estate planning workshop at this point, even though it's free, and there's lunch provided. Don't think he's that hungry...

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Louisa said: Either way I am not old enough to be a member of AARP. Am I ? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

No way, girlfriend! :>

Cassondra said...

Lessee...

I have NOT been to Canada, and I used to like Spam (the canned meat-like product) when I was a kid, but now I'd have a tough time with it.

But...this is proof...PROOF I SAY that we are indeed long lost twins. That kinswoman of yours? She's MY KINSWOMAN TOO!!!! I got offered the same deal! And it must be real! Mustn't it?

*sigh*

I hate spam. I get a boatload of it. That's my favorite though--the one from the barrister. I normally don't open them because I'm afraid of launching some kind of malware on my computer. But that one was just irresistible.

And yes, according to some folks I've questioned about this, people do respond. I don't understand that, but people do. Otherwise they would not be in business. That's kind of sad I think. That anyone is really that gullible. :0/

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Aunty Cindy said: That was the sender! SexPills are now sending me emails... LUCKY ME! :-P

Heehee.

I'd love to see the Yukon too. I read all the Silver Chief books when I was a kid, all of which are set in the Yukon. :>

Cassondra said...

Have y'all gotten the ones that say "Please (insert a big number here) nubile young v*rg*ns!"--don't wanna type the word because the bots will peg this site as a porn site or something.

Eyeroll.....

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Joan said: Seriously, are there people who DO fall for the African willing to share millions of dollars?

I guess there are...

And a Spam competition? how cool is that!?

Cassondra said...

Jeanne said:

I'd love to see the Yukon too. I read all the Silver Chief books when I was a kid, all of which are set in the Yukon. :>

I wanna go to Halifax and Prince Edwards Island. I hear Halifax is a big arts community and PEI is supposed to be absolutely beautiful.

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Cassondra said: That kinswoman of yours? She's MY KINSWOMAN TOO!!!!

WOW! And to think we found one another but such chance as the Golden Heart! :>

I love having kinswomen, don't you? You can borrow their manor houses at will. Hahah!

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Cassondra said: "Please (insert a big number here) nubile young v*rg*ns!"--

OMGosh. No, not gotten that one. Jesssh, though, what IS this ancient obsession with untutored, usually unwilling, and very often idiotic women as s*x objects of great value?

Jeeesh.

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Cassondra said: I wanna go to Halifax and Prince Edwards Island. I hear Halifax is a big arts community and PEI is supposed to be absolutely beautiful.

My friend and walking buddy just went up there (to both PEI and Halifax). Here's a bit of trivia you and I would be interested in, since we like things that go boom...

Did you know that Halifax was the site of the largest, and most devastating explosion up until the bomb was dropped in WWII? Yep. Blew most of the city to heck and back. Two explosives ships and a tanker, I think it was, in the early 1900's. They collided in the harbor and kerfloooey-pooey. They had to bring docs in by train from all over the US and Canada to deal with the casualty load.

EEK!

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Ooops, had it wrong - ONE munitions ship, one empty ship collided in 1917 and kerflooey pooey! (Had that part right!)

Here's the article:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halifax_explosion

THEN they a tidal wave, then got 16" of snow as they tried to figure it all out and contain the disaster.

Pretty sucky thing to be remembered for. No wonder Halifax focuses on the arts! Hahaha!

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Karyn Gerrard said...

I have a confession...

I am a Canadian drug dealer! *snort* not really.
Thankfully, we have universal Health Care here is this big beautiful country, hence the drugs are lower in cost, same quality I assure you! (oops, I am a dealer!)

I love those spammy "you have won 1 million pounds" Or "Dear friend, Help me, I need a donation"

Jeanne, I grew up in Nova Scotia, can't WAIT to move back when the DH retires.
And bang on about the Halifax Explosion! Halifax still gives an Xmas Tree to Boston every Xmas (the big, huge town square size) to thanks them for their assistance during the aftermath!

Great post!

Karyn Gerrard said...

And we have a Canadian version of Spam...called..

KAM!!!

http://www.mapleleaf.com/en/market/butcher/canned-meat/luncheon-meats/maple-leaf-kam-luncheon-meat

*snort*

And sorry for the typos in previous post!

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Has anyone mentioned this yet: McDonald's in Hawaii serves spam on their breakfast muffins instead of sausage or bacon. :-P

Er, um... no thank you!

AC
who wonders if anyone has tried spam as an enhancement

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Karyn, you pusher you...Grins.

You said: Halifax still gives an Xmas Tree to Boston every Xmas (the big, huge town square size) to thanks them for their assistance during the aftermath!
Wow, how cool is THAT!?! 93 years of Christmas trees. Pretty neat.

And how fun that you might be able to move back. Is it artsy now, like Cassondra said? :>

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Karyn said: And we have a Canadian version of Spam...called..

KAM!!!


Snork. Well, do you like it? So we've got Spam, Treet, and Kam! Woot. :> And spam sushi...okay, even I can't get next to that and I love sushi. :>

Karyn Gerrard said...

Kam? Yuck, no. Don't care for Spam either.

Yes! It is artsy! It has more pubs per capita...oh, not that kind of arts!

Loads of museums, art galleries, Neptune Theatre, Symphonies, etc.

Dang, I think I just hung up my drug dealer hat and became a tourist guide...

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Karyn said: Dang, I think I just hung up my drug dealer hat and became a tourist guide...

Well, if you're the tourist guide then pubs-per-capita is a VERY important thing to know!

Grins.

Esp. around HERE!

Nancy said...

Forgot the rest of the question. I have had actual Spam luncheon meat, which I can't say I care for. I have never been to Canada, though I had a picture book about Silver Chief when I was little.

The dh and I once planned to visit Nova Scotia (hi, Karyn). But we had, as usual, overestimated the distance we could cover in one day. We reached beautiful Bar Harbor, Maine, terminus of the ferry, in the late afternoon, with one whole day before we had to start home.

Since we wanted to see Nova Scotia, not step off the ferry, get right back on, and go back to Maine, we decided to poke around Bar Harbor and save Nova Scotia for another time.

The dh teaches Anne of Green Gables and so has been to Prince Edward Island as part of his research.

Nancy said...

Jeanne and Sheree--some people just LIKE Vicodin. Need doesn't enter into it. I think the spammers are targeting _those_ people while pretending concern for people in genuine pain.

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Nancy, you said: Jeanne and Sheree--some people just LIKE Vicodin. Need doesn't enter into it.

*shudder* That crap's nasty...seriously nasty. I'm not sure why any one would want it, even when IN pain!

Nancy said...

Jeanne, Vicodin is, indeed, nasty, but I assume lots of that stuff with a high street value also is.

Why do I never get humorous spam?

Nancy said...

Well, this is ironic. I just got facebook spam from the "personal physician" of a very wealthy but now deceased person who coincidentally shared my surname.

Well, well. Of course, doctors don't generally handle estate distributions. Too bad, because $127 million or whatever it was would pretty much set up our entire family for life.

The boy could become a trust fund baby. The dog could have filet mignon. I could build a ginormous library building in our back yard. Wow. The mind boggles.

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Nancy said: The boy could become a trust fund baby. The dog could have filet mignon. I could build a ginormous library building in our back yard. Wow. The mind boggles.

Hahahah! I KNEW a library would figure in there somewhere! Louisa and I, being Duchesses, already have our distant libraries over the pond, but it would be nice to build one here. :>

traveler said...

What a great post. I love, love Canada, maybe because I am Canadian although no longer live there but miss it dearly. No place like it. Don't care for spam, either the e-mails which seem to be too many by far and the food as well.

Pissenlit said...

I don't pay attention to spam aside from skimming through my spam folder to make sure no legitimate emails snuck in by mistake before deleting the lot. I never open them.

Despite how bad and kinda gross it is, I do happen to like ham goop in a can very much. And as for having been to Canada? *looks around* Yep! Heh heh heh!

Nancy said...

Jeanne wrote: Louisa and I, being Duchesses, already have our distant libraries over the pond

In the manor houses, I presume? And you didn't invite ME. I'm crushed. *sigh*

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Hey Traveler! I'm smiling over your comment.

You said: I love, love Canada, maybe because I am Canadian although no longer live there but miss it dearly.

I'm from North Carolina and I miss it dearly too. :> I actually can't imagine living outside my country. I'd try it though...if it came with a manor house.

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Hey Pissenlit! Great to see you.

You said: Despite how bad and kinda gross it is, I do happen to like ham goop in a can very much. And as for having been to Canada? *looks around* Yep! Heh heh heh!

Hahaha! So, I'm thinkin' yer Canadian...but I'm a good guesser.

I'm kinda with you on the ham goop. It can be pretty good in the right application. (NOT sushi!)

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Nancy said: In the manor houses, I presume? And you didn't invite ME. I'm crushed. *sigh*

Yes, but the manor house, according to Anna, is drafty anyway, and always under reno to redo those horrible lavs.

Snork.

Pat Cochran said...

What I can't get over is that these
fools actually think that people are still going to fall for these scams. With all the information we have been given, it just makes me wonder who's the one being fooled here. OK, some people must still be falling for this, enough to keep the crooks going but most of us have been informed!

Pat Cochran