Okay, we all get those ridiculous spam comments, or strange search terms that somehow lead people to our blogs. Lately it seems that people attempt to flatter their way through a comment to try to convince you to visit their site (which I never do – never know what you will find – *shudder*), etc.
From time to time I go through my spam comments to make sure one of my friends didn’t accidently fall into the spambox. As long as the comments aren’t indecent this can provide some great entertainment – especially considering what post they are commenting on. See, the comments rarely have anything to do with the post itself, but assume that all people are writing about their political viewpoints and such. It becomes quite hilarious, for example, when the following comment is located on my post about sniffing books (in which Betsy and I go out and smell books):
“I was reading something else about this on another blog. Interesting. Your linear perspective on it is diametrically opposed to what I read before. I am still contemplating over the diverse points of view, but I’m inclined to a great extent toward yours. And no matter, that’s what is so super about modern-day democracy and the marketplace of ideas on-line.”
HaHaHaHaHa! I have a linear perspective on the proper way to sniff books which is diametrically opposed to some other method of smelling books? It seems the author of this comment is ready to go out and have a good sniff. lol!
So, how about this next one, also on my Sniffing Books post – this reader has been researching how to sniff a book correctly:
“The information presented is top notch. I’ve been doing some research on the topic and this post answered several questions.”
I glad that I at least was able to answer their questions on this dilemma of book sniffing. And someone else said I was an expert on the topic!
“Just want to say your article is striking. The clarity in your post is simply striking and i can take for granted you are an expert on this subject.”
Someone else found my blog post: Ruminations on Eating Olives in an Upscale Restaurant informative – I suppose now they can avoid the pitfalls of restaurant olive eating (*snort*). Or maybe he just wanted to know how to knock off an obnoxious waiter with an olive.
“Hello! I have been reading some of your posts and am happy to see that your articles are actually informtive.”
He then goes on a rant of 228 words of how his comment isn’t spam and how he wouldn’t want to bombard my website with links and blah blah blah blah as he tries to convince me to go check out his link. lol!
And another commenter complimented me on my About Me page (which is a list of 100 things about me) about how well I know my topic – ummmmm… well I should hope I know THAT topic well! apparently this commenter gets irked when people don’t talk about themselves plainly enough:
“Definitely agree with what you stated. Your explanation was certainly the easiest to understand. I tell you, I usually get irked when folks discuss issues that they plainly do not know about. You managed to hit the nail right on the head and explained out everything without complication. Maybe, people can take a signal.”
Okay, maybe I am just warped and the only person these comments made laugh insanely is me. Of course, they’re only funny when related to the post their supposed to be commenting on.
I am going to go continue snorting with laughter now…