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Ed Cryer

Serially produced advertising mail?
No. This is the origin of "spam";

Ed
 
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richard

Serially produced advertising mail?
No. This is the origin of "spam";

Ed
So the story goes.
Actually, "spam", referring to email, was originated by Sanford Wallace.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanford_Wallace

Wallace, became the king of junk mail when he started flooding fax machines
all over the country with advertising.
He was known to walk around while being photographed and interviewed, with
a can of spam in his hands. To the point where the makers of the lunch meat
actually sued him. Then when email came into the picture, he royally
flooded email addresses with advertising, to the point where he literally
caused the demise of several servers.

It is because of Wallace, "spam" laws were created.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Serially produced advertising mail?
No. This is the origin of "spam";

Ed
You guys seem to think I have nothing better to do than to watch old
Monty Python clips.

And you're right.

Only problem: I need American subtitles :)
 
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Gene E. Bloch said:
You guys seem to think I have nothing better to do than to watch old
Monty Python clips.

And you're right.

Only problem: I need American subtitles :)
Hah, British is easy, try something really hard like Chinese or Bantu
or, hardest of all, Australian!
 
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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

richard said:
So the story goes. Actually, "spam", referring to email, was
originated by Sanford Wallace.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanford_Wallace

Wallace, became the king of junk mail when he started flooding fax
machines all over the country with advertising. He was known to walk
around while being photographed and interviewed, with a can of spam
in his hands. To the point where the makers of the lunch meat
actually sued him. Then when email came into the picture, he royally
flooded email addresses with advertising, to the point where he
literally caused the demise of several servers.

It is because of Wallace, "spam" laws were created.
Urban myth. Wallace may have been a notorious spammer, but the Monty
Python skit is generally accepted as the source of the term for mass e-mail.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spam
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/spam
 
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Ed Cryer

You guys seem to think I have nothing better to do than to watch old
Monty Python clips.

And you're right.

Only problem: I need American subtitles :)
This sketch is the funniest and best ever done; internationally
recognised as such, just as "Deus Ex" is recognised as the best computer
game ever, and getting to the moon is internationally recognised as the
greatest achievement of the 20th century.

Ed
 
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Hot Totty

And you are a dummy bastard so so nothing you write is of value to us.
Your mum became pregnant while working for my porn film. Did she tell
you who your dad is?



Dave "Crash" Dummy wrote:

<snipped all rubbish with cum!!!!>
 
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Gene E. Bloch

This sketch is the funniest and best ever done; internationally
recognised as such, just as "Deus Ex" is recognised as the best computer
game ever, and getting to the moon is internationally recognised as the
greatest achievement of the 20th century.

Ed
I don't think I ever saw that one before, thanks.

BTW, my sig is derived in part from a major interest of mine,
international folk dancing, so the little bit of Greek dancing was
appreciated. I never would've asked them to stop :)
 
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Ed Cryer

I don't think I ever saw that one before, thanks.

BTW, my sig is derived in part from a major interest of mine,
international folk dancing, so the little bit of Greek dancing was
appreciated. I never would've asked them to stop :)
I play an acoustic guitar, but I love the Greek balalaika sound.

I used to think Monty Python were original (except perhaps for the Goons
slightly before them) until I came across this Laurel & Hardy clip. The
whole scenario is just so damn bizarre;

They say you Americans can't appreciate irony as we Brits do. I love
this Ricky Gervais thing. What do Yanks make of it?

Ed
 
E

Ed Cryer

Wow, lucky me. I can correct myself before someone jumps on me.

The Greeks have "bouzoukis"; the Russians "balalaikas".

Ed
 
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SC Tom

Ed Cryer said:
I play an acoustic guitar, but I love the Greek balalaika sound.

I used to think Monty Python were original (except perhaps for the Goons
slightly before them) until I came across this Laurel & Hardy clip. The
whole scenario is just so damn bizarre;

They say you Americans can't appreciate irony as we Brits do. I love this
Ricky Gervais thing. What do Yanks make of it?

Ed
I like Ricky- he's pretty darn funny.
Two of my favorite comedians are Lewis Black and George Carlin (may he rest
in a piece).
 
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Char Jackson

Wow, lucky me. I can correct myself before someone jumps on me.

The Greeks have "bouzoukis"; the Russians "balalaikas".
Who has the bazookas?
 
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Gene E. Bloch

I play an acoustic guitar, but I love the Greek balalaika sound.
I like the Greek balalaika sound too...OK, I didn't notice on my first
reading, but I did see your correction :)
I used to think Monty Python were original (except perhaps for the Goons
slightly before them) until I came across this Laurel & Hardy clip. The
whole scenario is just so damn bizarre;
Bizarre for sure. And although I knew it was fake, it still triggered my
acrophobia - but only a little.

I liked the "monkey" - he seems as skilled as L&H. He did seem real, but
of course he's an ape (or she?).

A friend of mine and I once moved an upright piano from my third floor
flat in one house to my new second floor flat in another house. No rope
bridges, but it was a very stupid thing to do. Our only excuse:
callowness.
They say you Americans can't appreciate irony as we Brits do. I love
this Ricky Gervais thing. What do Yanks make of it?

Ed
And many other instruments around the Balkans and more...A large part of
why I dig the folk-dancing bit.

Ricky Gervais is new to me, more's the pity. That piece is hilarious,
if harsh...But even better, he didn't need to shout.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

I like the Greek balalaika sound too...OK, I didn't notice on my first
reading, but I did see your correction :)


Bizarre for sure. And although I knew it was fake, it still triggered my
acrophobia - but only a little.

I liked the "monkey" - he seems as skilled as L&H. He did seem real, but
of course he's an ape (or she?).

A friend of mine and I once moved an upright piano from my third floor
flat in one house to my new second floor flat in another house. No rope
bridges, but it was a very stupid thing to do. Our only excuse:
callowness.


And many other instruments around the Balkans and more...A large part of
why I dig the folk-dancing bit.

Ricky Gervais is new to me, more's the pity. That piece is hilarious,
if harsh...But even better, he didn't need to shout.
The next-to-last paragraph above is misplaced :)

It goes with the bouzouki remarks.
 

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