The Code Of Hammurabi
This is an absolutely unbelievable thing spammers have taken to doing: they're now quoting sections from the Code of Hammurabi at the beginnings of their emails, as though somehow that will convince me of their concern for ethical behavior. Here's just one example; the email begins like this:
If the purchaser does not bring the merchant and the witnesses before whom he bought the article, but its owner bring witnesses who identify it, then the buyer is the thief and shall be put to death, and the owner receives
the lost article.
Oh, good. It's good to know that. But what are they advertising in this email?
Our physicians are available around the clock to answer your questions and recommend treatments with the convenience of ordering or refilling your prescriptions safely and securely online.
Oh yes, I see the connection between those two things. Really, I do. HA!
The worst part is the regularity with which I'm receiving these emails. I've received 12 different emails in less than 9 hours! Here's what I say:
If the spammer shall send emails at the rate of one stupid piece of junk mail every 42.5 minutes, and he shall be caught in the act, he shall be strung up by his toenails from the rafters and left there for all of eternity. Or at least until he starves to death.