Dog dressed as a hot dog
Like many others my inbox is inundated daily with 100’s of spam emails. Thunderbird does a reasonable job of filtering it out but I always have to manually mark a couple of hundred as spam and I always like to check for any false positives

Sometimes I wonder how spammers come up with their body text, the crux of the email that they hope will convince me to click their link as most of it is either poorly thought out, ripped directly from forums and newsgroups or even computer generated. Then I came across this gem:

Hello my friend!

I am ready to kill myself and eat my dog, if medicine prices here (<link removed>) are bad.

Look, the site and call me 1-800 if its wrong..

My dog and I are still alive 🙂

Ingenious! How could I possible say no? And it was nice of them to let me know that things hadn’t got so bad that poor old fido had become dinner just yet.