John Hodgman in BBtv's SPAMasterpiece Theater.

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14 Responses to “John Hodgman in BBtv's SPAMasterpiece Theater.”

  1. RedShirt77 says:

    Thanks XJ

    Interesting

  2. Dangerpants says:

    ~30 seconds in: whose bong?

  3. macrumpton says:

    The mysterious dada haiku beauty of spam often seems to contain wisdom far beyond solutions to my inadequacies.

    More SPAMasterpiece please.

  4. RedShirt77 says:

    “and minor internet personality John Hodgman”

    Why the slight against hodgman. Isn’t he a commercial and TV personality form MAC commercials and The Daily Show.

    Also why do spam messages contain random peotry like ramblings. I once got one for cheap mortgages which had text about someone wanting to kill themselves. They must have seen our current crisis coming.

    Are they random because they are written by people that don’t speak English?

    Are they written to get me to look at them?

    To get past spam filters?

    Or because the poor soul sending them out is so sick of writing you about cheap prescription drugs that they start having a free thought session and just send it all along.

    • Xeni Jardin says:

      @RedShirt77,

      Why the slight against hodgman.

      “minor TELEVISION personality” is a phrase Mr. Hodgman uses to describe himself — even on the cover of his new and excellent book.

      Also why do spam messages contain random peotry like ramblings.

      It’s called word salad, and it’s used to bypass certain forms of spam detection software because it more closely resembles a legitimate message.

      XJ

  5. mrutter says:

    I think I need to start reading my spam mail.

  6. krebscout says:

    Those are Michael Sowa’s paintings, aren’t they? The same guy that did the paintings in Amelie’s apartment?

  7. Anonymous says:

    I had to check my spam after seeing this. I am inspired.

    Subject:

    Redundant problems will fly away together with extra weight

    Body:

    Solution to your most secret male trouble.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Suggestion for name change: The title “SPAMasterpiece” is a bit like a joke that’s been overly explained, where the punchline is repeated.

    “SPAMterpiece” would have sufficed, IMHO.

    (FYI, intitially, I wasn’t going to comment on this, but as I lay in bed, the title bothered me more and more, so I got up and “contributed” here.)

  9. Anonymous says:

    That’s pretty neat!
    please more of SPAMasterpiece Theater!!
    :)

  10. techdeviant says:

    reminds me of spamusement.com, but with moving pictures!

  11. GeekDadCanada says:

    For some bizarre reason, this reminds me of The Librarian from Hilarious House of Frightenstein.

    Ok, I need to up my medications, I know.

    • Xeni Jardin says:

      I can dig it, GeekDadCanada. I am also fairly certain that this episode proves john hodgman is so awesome that he makes ANYTHING HE TOUCHES turn awesome. He is literally reading junk mail and makes it captivating and funny. HE IS THAT GREAT.

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