Few of us have positive thoughts about those nefarious techies who make their living clogging our e-mail in-boxes with mortgage deals, Viagra offers, pyramid schemes or cyber-bugs capable of reducing our computers to smoking heaps of rubble. But I've reserved a special place in Hades for the person or persons behind one particular piece of Spam I recently received -- one whose subject line reads, "Obama Found Dead in Shock Accident."
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Fortunately, the poor grammar of this sentence prevented me from thinking for even an instant that the alleged event might have actually taken place. What -- I'm supposed to believe Obama died after dropping a fan in his bath water? Even so, the gall represented by this offhand use of death as a sales technique strikes me as monumental, especially given the offer the message delivered: "Check out the latest breakthrough in organ enlargement pills -- they really do work."
Not on the brain, they don't. -- Michael Roberts