14
Sep
2004
8:34

Bizarro spam and bizarro road rage

For anyone who doesn’t know, in the old Superman comics there was a “Bizarro” Superman who came from another world completely opposite of ours.
Yesterday I found myself behind two cars that had apparently bumped bumpers. The drivers were getting out, asessing the situation, talking and such, and also consequently holding up five p’clock traffic on this two lane road. As the right lane flew by us, I was thinking there was no way I was ever going to get to merge into the right lane to continue homeward.
About 4 cars behind me, a big SUV managed to pull out into the right lane. I naturally figured they would then whiz by those of us stuck in the left lane like the rest of traffic was doing, but much to my surprise, they stopped and blocked traffic so the rest of us in front of them could get into the right lane and continue our post-work journeys. It was a very pleasant surprise, and I couldn’t help but wonder if this was one of those Austin things I love so much.
I also decided to become a spammer today. Only I’m going to send out spams like:
TIRED OF BE1NG TH1N? G@IN 90 LBS. NOW!
stay l1mp in the b3droom! st0p pleasing your woman t0day!!!!!!!
get p00r quick! g3t r1d 0f a77 y0r munny n0w!@$%#@%%^
heh…that’ll show em!

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4 Responses

  1. Jess says:

    How about spam that offers to help you get rid of your genuine, hard-earned college degree? And what would be the opposite of the pharmaceutical ones?

  2. Eileen says:

    I’ve seen that kind of thing happen in the UK. If a lane’s been merged on a motorway, lots of people drive round down to the end of the merging lane and trying to push in the front. But sometimes a couple of big lorry drivers will hold up the traffic in the merging lane, forcing them to merge in further behind. It’s a very nice thing to do.

  3. Simon says:

    That’s great driving. I’ve always thought that driving should be more about teamwork. Yes.
    Also, your new spams crack me up. I’d send them to everyone in my address list!

  4. CosmicAvatar says:

    Sometimes people can surprise you in a good way!