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The evolution of the 'Porn Spam Mail'

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posted on Dec, 11 2004 @ 12:55 AM
I'll keep on adding them as I get them.

One may survive distress, but not disgrace.

Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.

A great man's greatest good luck is to die at the right time.
Mighty things from small beginnings grow.
It is nothing for one to know something unless another knows you know it.

Not believing in force is the same as not believing in gravitation. On Monday mornings I am dedicated to the proposition that all men are created jerks. Nature has given us two ears, two eyes, and but one tongue-to the end that we should hear and see more than we speak.

It is hard to feel individually responsible with respect to the invisible processes of a huge and distant government. Be not curious in unnecessary matters: for more things are shrewd unto thee than men understand.
A liberal is a man who is right most of the time, but he's right too soon.

The natural man has only two primal passions, to get and to beget.Failure too is a form of death...
The law will never make men free, it is men that have to make the law free.

The principal mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers.
Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike there is but one step from envy to hate.
It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.
If a man will not work, he shall not eat.

posted on Dec, 12 2004 @ 10:26 PM
We can learn from these people. These spam mails have a meaning, they are here to teach us something. We just have to figure out exactly what.

Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death. Two things are bad for the heart -- running up stairs and running down people.
Those who have failed miserably are often the first to see God's formula for success.
Sometimes you can tell a large story with a tiny subject.
If a woman driver ahead of you signals a left turn, be careful, she may turn left.
I've only been in love with a beer bottle and a mirror. The great American novel has not only already been written, it has already been rejected.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Existence itself does not feel horrible it feels like an ecstasy, rather, which we have only to be still to experience. Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.
It is difficult to discriminate the voice of truth from amid the clamor raised by heated partisans.

A wise man does not waste so good a commodity as lying for naught.

Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention.A life is like a tree -- if you don't make it straight when its young and green, you'll never do it when it's old and dry. To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.

Sunsets are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of Heaven.

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs, who has never learned to walk.
And all who told it added something new, and all who heard it, made enlargements too.

posted on Dec, 12 2004 @ 10:29 PM
God is buried somewhere in these emails.

Let the others have the charisma. I've got the class. Until we meet again, may the good Lord take a liking to you.
The eye of genius has always a plaintive expression, and its natural language is pathos.

A camel looks like a horse that was planned by a committee.
The tragedy of life is not that a man loses, but that he almost wins.
It might be said now that I have the best of both worlds: a Harvard education and a Yale degree.
All books are either dreams or swords. All human things are subject to decay, and when fate summons, monarchs must obey. The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.Generosity is the flower of justice. The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.

Coaching is nothing more than eliminating mistakes before you get fired.

A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue. Never underestimate your problem or your ability to deal with it.

The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.Better see rightly on a pound a week than squint on a million.
Everyone has 20/20 hindsight

Our impartiality is kept for abstract merit and demerit, which none of us ever saw.

posted on Dec, 12 2004 @ 10:30 PM
Scratch God, The meaning of life is hidden deep within these messages. Someone figure it out. I'm just the messenger.

Desire and force between them are responsible for all our actions desire causes our voluntary acts, force our involuntary.

There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering.
No ear can hear nor tongue can tell the tortures of the inward hell!
To improve is to change to be perfect is to change often.The ultimate end of your education was to make you a good wife. A fanatic is a man that does what he thinks the Lord would do if He knew the facts of the case.

God is day and night, winter and summer, war and peace, surfeit and hunger.

If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time.
The mind can weave itself warmly in the cocoon of its own thoughts, and dwell a hermit anywhere.One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly.

Heroism is the divine relation which, in all times, unites a great man to other men.
I carry from my mother's womb a fanatic's heart. Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.
Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie, which we ascribe to heaven.

Failure is only postponed success as long as courage ''coaches'' ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
There is one thing that matters -- to set a chime of words tinkling in the minds of a few fastidious people.

Write the news as if your very life depended on it. It does!

Crime expands according to our willingness to put up with it

posted on Dec, 12 2004 @ 10:32 PM
Praise the Porn. It has a great story to tell, we just need to sit and listen.

Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, the blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere the ceremony of innocence is drowned.

Life: It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury signifying nothing.
If youth knew if age could.
To administer is to govern: to govern is to reign. That is the essence of the problem.
I would take a bomb, but I can't stand the noise.
I always wake up at the crack of ice.
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.

The best criticism doesn't trap an employee or child in a dead end. It gives them an escape route. Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.

If I had my life to live again. I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner. When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone.
Nowadays to be intelligible is to be found out.
Our expenses are all for conformity.
Extended empires are like expanded gold, exchanging solid strength for feeble splendor. We are what we imagine ourselves to be.

True, a little learning is a dangerous thing, but it still beats total ignorance. The easiest person to deceive is one's own self.Think how many blameless lives are brightened by the blazing indiscretions of other people

[edit on 12/12/2004 by Simulacra]

posted on Dec, 13 2004 @ 09:35 AM
Ok, I ran some of the quotes thru Google and it turns out that they are phrases from literary works, speechs etc.... Yeah, no s. Sherlock, I know. But what I think is happening is that the senders of the email are using some sort of program to pull a sentence from an on line book reference site or something of that sort. I don't think they'd have some monkey pounding away at a keyboard to come up with that stuff.

posted on Dec, 13 2004 @ 11:01 AM

Originally posted by Katolu
Ok, I ran some of the quotes thru Google and it turns out that they are phrases from literary works

Any specific author?

posted on Dec, 13 2004 @ 11:03 AM
And while we wait for Kat.'s answer, here are some more.

The Christianity which is shared is the Christianity which is convincing.

Here is the simple but powerful rule... always give people more than they expect to get.

He talked on for ever and you wished him to talk on for ever.

It takes a great deal of living to get a little deal of learning. Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else.

The pride of dying rich raises the loudest laugh in hell. Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all your energies on a limited set of targets.
Men, for the sake of getting a living forget to live.Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars.

How wonderful is death! Death and his brother sleep.
The best argument I know for an immortal life is the existence of a man who deserves one. Gratitude is the heart's memory.
Invention is the talent of youth, as judgment is of age.

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on.
The thing that makes a creative person is to be creative and that is all there is to it.
The greatest remedy for anger is delay.

Those who sleep with dogs gets up with fleas.

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need

posted on Dec, 13 2004 @ 12:18 PM

Originally posted by Simulacra

Originally posted by Katolu
Ok, I ran some of the quotes thru Google and it turns out that they are phrases from literary works

Any specific author?

From the post above this one...

"He talked on for ever and you wished him to talk on for ever." From an essay about Samuel Taylor Coleridge by William Haxlitt

"Here is the simple but powerful rule... always give people more than they expect to get. " Nelson Boswell, economist

"The pride of dying rich raises the loudest laugh in hell..." John W. Foster

"How wonderful is death! Death and his brother sleep" Shelley

I even saw one from C. Bronte but I can't find it now. It's almost as if they are cutting and pasting from famous quote web sites or doing some light reading with Bartlett's quotes...

posted on Dec, 16 2004 @ 04:08 AM
Some they are chopped from works of poetry. But the question is, who would go through the effort sorting through thousands of pages of text just to solicit their porn websites? Some more!

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.We do not count a man's years until he has nothing else to count.

Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.

It is the experience of living that is important, not searching for meaning. We bring meaning by how we love the world Four legs good, two legs bad.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize. Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin.
Light, God's eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building.
Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.
We like to be deceived.
There are two perfectly good men, one dead, and the other unborn.

Common sense is calculation applied to life.
Male supremacy is fused into the language, so that every sentence both heralds and affirms it.

Neither wealth or greatness render us happy.

If you think you have trouble supporting a wife, try not supporting her.
In the great mass of our people there are plenty individuals of intelligence from among whom leadership can be recruited.

Opiate. An unlocked door in the prison of Identity. It leads into the jail yard.
People want economy and they'll pay almost any price to get it.

posted on Dec, 17 2004 @ 04:43 AM
Digital inpsiration at it's best. Im feeding them to you as quickly as I get them. By the way, does anyone read this thread besides Klatou and I?

An ounce of intuition is worth a pound of tuition.

Without grace beauty is an unabated hook.

Two cheers for Democracy: one because it admits variety and two because it permits criticism.

The hero draws inspiration from the virtue of his ancestors.
They teach anything in universities today. You can major in mud pies.

If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.

Faith is different from proof the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God.

I do not pray for a lighter load, but for a stronger back.
Never try to define love. Once defined love is confined. Once confined -- It dies.

Know-how will surpass guess-how.

Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable. You have been my friends, replied Charlotte, that in itself is a tremendous thing...

The longer you stay in one place, the greater your chances of disillusionment.

Loving is half of believing.

Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.

When you blame others, you give up your power to change.

Children begin by loving their parents. After a time they judge them. Rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.
Religion is insurance in this world against fire in the next.

posted on Dec, 17 2004 @ 06:00 AM
Those are called "fortunes" and some older versions of the UNIX operating system have these as an add-on, but the one's I've seen were usually on the command line console, but I would bet that who ever is sending these uses an pretty old UNIX mail or web server to do it that still has this old feature.

Some early UNIX programming student somewhere likely got a pretty good grade on the first implimentation of this back during the days of the early mainframe networks. I imagine having your console give you a bit of wisdom every once and a while was a nice break in the action during those long coding sessions.

posted on Dec, 21 2004 @ 02:27 PM
It's been a while but here is another one. Im amazed that these were used for inspiration for programmers.

The only time you don't fail is the last time you try anything -- and it works.

There is no place in a fanatic's head where reason can enter.
A good book is the best of friends, the same today and for ever.

Show me a good loser and I'll show you an idiot.

I put a piece of paper under my pillow, and when I could not sleep I wrote in the dark.
The contented man can be happy with what appears to be useless.

Every new time will give its law.

Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.
There are worse occupations in this world than feeling a woman's pulse.
Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both. Expansion means complexity and complexity decay. If marriage is your object, you'd better start loving your subject.

A man's eroticism is a woman's sexuality.
As soils are depleted, human health, vitality and intelligence go with them.

As if one could know the good a person is capable of, when one doesn't know the bad he might do.
The deadly Hydra now is the hydra of Equality. Liberty, Equality and Fraternity is the three-fanged serpent.

An ugly sight, a man who is afraid.
It isn't easy for an idea to squeeze itself into a head filled with prejudice.

posted on Dec, 21 2004 @ 04:50 PM
I would have to agree with Katlou,let's face it in this world the porn world,literature is Not a biggie..there's not time to waste not to say the taste..If there would be the intellect or etiquet then the need for spam mail would be on the door of a snail...

I'd suggest you run a Deep check in your registry now that your no longer a mystery..

I recieved once an email that was written using my cousin's name and even used my name,He supposidley went out the night befor only to end up on the score,what he got from the pill was exciting his girlfriend still.His letter said "She just can't get enough while his willy wished it tured into a dove......

posted on Dec, 23 2004 @ 05:00 AM
Ok it's been a couple of days, but here is a brand spanking new one.

It's not the hair on your head that matters. It's the kind of hair you have inside.

There is nothing to which men, while they have food and drink, cannot reconcile themselves.

There are more old drunkards than old physicians.

Cheese is milk's leap toward immortality.Hopes are but the dreams of those that wake.

I love the challenge.

It is only the superficial qualities that last. Man's deeper nature is soon found out.
The older you get the stronger the wind gets -- and it's always in your face.
You can get more with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.
Of all base passions, fear is the most accursed.
The tendency to whining and complaining may be taken as the surest sign symptom of little souls and inferior intellects.
Grief walks upon the heels of pleasure married in haste, we repent at leisure.
Few people rise to our esteem upon closer scrutiny.

I want to be famous everywhere.

Birth was the death of him.

They can because they think they can.

We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it.

Forcible ways make not an end of evil, but leave hatred and malice behind them

posted on Jan, 4 2005 @ 09:26 AM
After a long drought, here are some more!

You cannot explain failure any more than you can argue with success.
You leave home to seek your fortune and, when you get it, you go home and share it with your family.

As soon as there is life there is danger.
From what we get, we can make a living what we give, however, makes a life.

Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
Inflation is the crabgrass in your savings.
Love wholeheartedly, be surprised, give thanks and praise then you will discover the fullness of your life.
Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers. Caution is the parent of safety.

The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.

We gain our ends only with the laws of nature we control her only by understanding her laws.
Light is the symbol of truth. There is an incompatibility between literary creation and political activity.

Never retract, never explain, never apologize get things done and let them howl.
The battle for women's rights has been largely won.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
How to dress? When the money is going from you wear anything you like. When the money is coming to you, dress your best.

The kindness planned for tomorrow doesn't count for today.

posted on Jan, 4 2005 @ 09:27 AM
And one more for the New Years.

In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us. Dead battles, like dead generals, hold the military mind in their dead grip.

Acting doesn't bring anything to a text. On the contrary, it detracts from it.

National enthusiasm is the nursery of genius.

Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions.

After all there is but one race -- humanity. Official dignity tends to increase in inverse ratio to the importance of the country in which the office is held.

Bear the inevitable with dignity.
Only in dreams does the happiness of the earth dwell.

It is not something I must do but something I want to do:

You play the hand you're dealt. I think the game's worthwhile. Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together.

The ego is not master in its own house. The sleeping fox catches no poultry.
A bad book is as much of a labor to write as a good one it comes as sincerely from the author's soul.

Let us be tried by our actions.
The most positive men are the most credulous. The ability to sign a check is the least reliable guide to a company's fitness.

posted on Jan, 5 2005 @ 02:30 PM
This is getting nutty! Since the amount of literature available on-line is vast you could receive these for years and never have a duplicate. I'm going to U2U you my throw-away email address, forward one of them to me please I'd like to look at them myself...

posted on Jan, 5 2005 @ 09:59 PM
I almost let this one slip into my Junk Mail box! As far the origin of these emails, Klat think about this, do you really want me to sign you up for Spam?

If you have confidence you have patience. Confidence, that is everything.Good men must not obey the laws too well.
Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you're a thousand miles from the corn field.

A best-seller is the golden touch of mediocre talent.

For pleasures past I do not grieve, nor perils gathering near My greatest grief is that I leave nothing that claims a tear.
The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.

In cross examination, as in fishing, nothing is more ungainly than a fisherman pulled into the water by his catch.
If you're going to be thinking, you may as well think big.

Where God builds a church the devil builds a chapel.Life never becomes a habit to me. It's always a marvel.
The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
You have to think anyway, so why not think big?
If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.

Step by step one goes very far.
Heroism is the divine relation which, in all times, unites a great man to other men.
As long as I can focus on enjoying what I'm doing, having fun, I know I'll play well.
I stalk about her door like a strange soul upon the Stygian banks staying for wattage.

The cool kindliness of sheets, that soon smooth away trouble and the rough male kiss of blankets.

posted on Jan, 6 2005 @ 02:38 PM
I'll simply fry it and serve it on some toast.

(Ok, no more scotch whilst surfing the net...) :w:

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