The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Wednesday, 08 September 2004]

Yet another sign

In further proof that Western society is teetering perilously close to the brink, here is the opening paragraph from a piece of spam I just received:

As seen on NBC, CBS, and CNN, and even Oprah! The health discovery that actually reverses aging while burning fat, without dieting or exercise! This proven discovery has even been reported on by major Science Journals. Forget aging and dieting forever! And It’s Guaranteed!

Apart from being stunningly grammatical and well spelled for a piece of spam, the part here that has the Four Horsemen oiling their saddles is the priority of the pitch: Major networks, that’s kinda good, isn’t it? But heeelllloooo seen on Oprah! Oprah likes this product! Get it! Oooooopraaaahhhhh.

Oh, and some science-type people wrote something about the product. Oooooopraaaahhh. Buy it!

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