Thursday, July 17, 2008

Top 13 historical spam messages

Ever wonder what it would have been like if people in the distant past had had to deal with e-mail spam? Wonder no more. Thanks to, here are 13 of the top historical spam messages:

13. Earn up to 10 pence per fortnight knitting stockings at home!

12. You'll be mutinous if you don't check out these hot Tahitian babes on Bountycam!

11. Slice off the pounds with the Antoinette Cake Diet!

10. Ogg, Please Read: Name-Brand Berries for Your Cave Paintings!

9. Pleafe purchafe thefe golf ballf.

8. Ahoy! You're PREQUALIFIED for 10 pieces of silver from Blackbeard Lending!

7. Augmenteth Thy Codpiece!

6. Can't start smoking? We can help!

5. Buy Your OWN Island with NO TRINKETS DOWN!!

4. Order Your British Redcoats Playing Cards!

3. 90% off Printing Press Cartridges! Works on all Gutenberg Models!

2..Discount maile-order leeches delivered by plaine browne buggy to your home -- without a barber's prescription!

and the Number 1 Historical Spam Subject Line...

URGENT VIRUS ALERT! Don't Open Your City Gates for Giant Wooden Horses!


Christine said...

ROFL! That has got to be the funniest list of spams I've ever read! Thanks for the laugh.

My thursday 13 is posted at

Allison Says said...

Ahahaha! That is hilarious! Good job! That literally made me laugh out loud a few times.

Happy TT!

Debra said...

Hey Cindy! It was great seeing you at my blog after all this time. :) Thanks for stopping by! The name of the blue paint I used in our dining room is 'Raindrop' from Sherwin Williams. I love it! Always feels so cheerful. Thanks for asking, and again, thanks for dropping by and leaving your nice thoughts. Blessings, Debra

Alice Audrey said...

LOL. These are all good.

My TT is here:

LauraLee Shaw said...

Oh my goodness, I spewed my lemon water. I've wanted to write about something like this but didn't have the guts! LOVE it!!!!

And if we could come up with an idea to truly get rid of it forever, we'd be very very rich!

Sue Cramer said...

Very funny, love them!


Michelle said...

Great TT. Soo.... funny. Thanks for making me smile today. Happy TT and thanks for stopping by.

Ann-Marie said...

This is hilarious! I never thought I would read "codpiece" on your blog...but the pigs are flying! Excellent post, C!

Funniest thing is that this came right after your "Blog Mission Statement" post - I'm certainly entertained!

SandyCarlson said...

This list was fun, Cindy, thanks. I think of all they got done WITHOUT spam!

Betty said...

That was a pretty funny take on Thursday Thirteen. I hope you can visit mine that I posted this week.

Have a good rest of the weekend.

Randy said...


Number one had to be the best! All of them were good though. Thanks for the post.

Be well,


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