Friday, December 08, 2006

MySpam #7: "That so barberry"

This may be one of my favorite pieces of spam yet. The subject line read, "That so barberry" and it was from "Tracey Jacobson." The email started with this little saying:

"To each his own. And drinking largely sobers us again."

This was quite profound for spam, so I read on. It proceeded to tell me about some stock that is about to "reach new highs." But then at the very bottom of the email was a jumbled mess of catchy aphorisms. I enjoyed them so much, I thought I would share them with you. The following was taken word for word from my email. I made the line breaks to make it easier to read, it was in one solid paragraph. Enjoy (the last one is the best):

"The early bird gets the worm. Possible Interpretation: You can't get away with a lie, it will always reveal the truth someday.
If you can't be good, be careful.
Why pay for the cow when the milk is free?
Don't cut off your nose to spite your face.
Hindsight is 20/20.
Even a dog can distinguish between being stumbled over and being kicked.
Make hay while the sun shines. Possible Interpretation: Do not take on more responsibility than you can handle at any one time.
Followup: And we all know what May flowers bring...Pilgrims.
Have not want not. said by Lee Field Walstad
Too many cooks spoil the broth.
Christian New Testament Talk is cheap. Definition: A situation almost impossible to complete
Up a creek without a paddle.
Where there's a will there's a way.
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will break my spirit.
Paddle your own ... Possible Interpretation: Do not take on more responsibility than you can handle at any one time.
This could also be read as, A friend in need is a friend in debt.
A lie can be halfway around the world before the truth gets its boots on.
Blood will out.
Alternate Version: the ironic thing about life is that you never get out alive.
When in Rome do as the Romans do. (or more, commonly, just When in Rome...)
Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
Home is where you hang your hat.
Money is honey and the richman jocks is always funny
The start of a journey should never be mistaken for success.
Red sky at night: shepherd's delight. Red sky in the morning: shepherd's warning. Mouth is in gear, brain is in neutral
Time flies. Latin: Tempus fugit!
Life's a bitch and then you die
Not worth ! you wont get. Make yourself worthy. (Manu MR)
Little by little and bit by bit.
It's the empty can that makes the most noise. Possible Interpretation: A rhyme to remember how to avoid a hangover.
Treat them mean, keep them keen.
Hey is for horses.
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
You cant make a silk purse out of a sows ear.
Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves.
Rome wasn't built in a day.
No news is good news.
A coward dies a thousand times before his death. The valiant never taste of death but once.
No money, no justice. At least in Louisianiraq.
There is no 'I' in TEAM
He who laughs, lasts.
Nature, time, and patience are three great physicians.
When you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras.
Don't take life too seriously; you'll never get out of it alive
Meaner than a junk-yard dog."

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