Being a Catalog of Ye Olde and Moſt Irritating Spam Comments

Lately my spam filter has been deluged by spam comments. If you look at the commenter “name,” these spammers purport to sell handbags or weight loss diets or something,  but the majority of them follow a very peculiar form.  Observe:

Some truly good posts on this site, thank you for contribution. “An alcoholic is someone you don’t like who drinks as much as you do.” by Dylan Thomas.

Well, I’m a teetotaler, so… anyway, let’s have a few more:

You have observed very interesting points ! ps nice website . “We simply rob ourselves when we make presents to the dead.” by Publilius Syrus.

I like this blog very much, Its a real nice place to read and obtain info . “Nunc scio quit sit amor.” by Virgil.

I like this web blog very much, Its a real nice post to read and receive info . “Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.” by Sir Winston Churchill.

I genuinely enjoy reading through on this web site, it has got great articles. “Beware lest in your anxiety to avoid war you obtain a master.” by Demosthenes.

<befuddled silence>

What the heck is going on here?  I’m forced to assume this the work of some relatively sophisticated yet highly eccentric computer program, but I’m trying to figure out what the people behind it were thinking.  Did they believe that if these famous quotes from famous people were so good that filters would let them through?

Whatever “thought process”–I use the term loosely–went into this, I think you’ll agree it produces some hilarious results.

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