Money’s tight Chez Lex this time of year, on account of the serial birthday’s that are in it, coming one after another like they do, bang, bang, bang. Bang. Not to mention Valentine’s Day and the not-entirely-paid-off holiday season bobbing in the wake.
You: What is to be done?
Me: Well, you could visit one of the Google ads on the right. As I type, there’s an add up for “Funny Anti-Bush T-Shirts” from a website called “BeatBushGear.com” – Which site name carries within it something of a lesson in impermanence, I should think.
Also: A bit of a lunatic from somewhere in Chermany has taken to leaving IRAQ BODY COUNTS!!!1! emails in my contact form over the last several – s/he goes by Leyla, or sometimes Hatice and appears to want something of me in return. Something, alas, that I am ill-equipped to give. Like my actual email address, I presume.
Which failure on my part has I believe provoked him/her into sending me more contact form emails – now from “A Friend” – offering up ostensibly juicy tid-bits about Leyla/Hatice including his/her city of residence (Duisburg, which thanks for nothing – that’s what referrer logs are for) and the fact s/he’s a DANGEROUS MEMBER OF THE IRAQI RESISTANCE!!11! THAT THE CIA IS LOOKING FOR!1!!1!
Well. OK. But I’m still not giving out any email addresses. BECAUSE OF THE SPAMMING THAT’S IN IT!!11!!