Keeping the blogosphere posted on the goings on of the world of submarines since late 2004... and mocking and belittling general foolishness wherever it may be found. Idaho's first and foremost submarine blog. (If you don't like something on this blog, please E-mail me; don't call me at home.)

Friday, October 28, 2005

Spammenters Have Tiny Penises

Reading the Reuters report of the Iranian "Jerusalem Day" protest in Teheran today, I was struck by the following sentence:

"Basiji men and women, some dressed in camouflage uniforms and others wearing white shrouds symbolizing suicide bombers, proclaimed their loyalty to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and denounced Israel and the United States, which broke ties with Iran after the 1979 revolution." [emphasis mine]

Lacking a little context there, doyahthink? The reader unfamiliar with history might suppose that we broke ties with Iran because we didn't like their revolution. Others, not from Reuters though, might remember that we had diplomatic relations with them until they invaded our embassy and held our diplomats hostage! Maybe, just maybe, that's the real reason we "broke ties" with Iran.

Oh, and about the title of this post -- some spammenters (automated spamming programs that leave links to worthless websites in blog comments) have gotten "intelligent" programs that actually mention the blogger's name and the title of the post in their comment. I was going to see if I can get one of them to say how much they "enjoyed the post" about their tiny penis. I'll delete them as soon as I see them, but it'll provide me just a little enjoyment...

Going deep...

Update 2213 28 Oct: Ninme has written before about the efforts of the media to "forget" mentioning the Iran Hostage Crisis.


Blogger Rob said...

Doesn't take much to amuse you, does it? :)

10/28/2005 9:00 PM

Blogger ninme said...

Hey, who needs fancy blocking software when there's a laugh to be had!

But Peter's impressed with the idea.

10/28/2005 9:49 PM

Blogger Bubblehead said...

Got one spammenter, but it wasn't a personalized one. I'll keep fishing... and yes, Rob, I realize I'm easily amused.

10/28/2005 10:23 PM

Blogger Bubblehead said...

Dang... got a personalized one (it mentioned "Bubblehead") but not the article title. Based on the mis-spellings in the last one, I'm thinking that they use actual people rather than some intelligent program... (and based on the spelling problems, the people they use to spamment don't seem too intelligent).

10/30/2005 6:05 AM

Anonymous Byron Audler said...

Time to put the Troll sign out: "Don't feed the trolls, and they'll stay under the bridge!"

10/30/2005 11:24 AM


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