Spam: It’s What’s for Dinner

I would like to talk about the fact that I’m getting more spam comments these days. You know the type: the random generic comments that are clearly outsourced by really crappy websites in an effort to increase linkbacks. They’re the comments that barely pass for English—sometimes they aren’t in English at all—and are not at all relevant to my content. But the results are, quite honestly, hilarious. Some examples:

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Comment on “How to Water a Phalaenopsis Orchid“: About time! Someone with some information on this. You’d think considering how popular Comic Book Adaptations are nowadays, some information would actually be pretty easy to find. Apparently not. Anyway, thanks for this! I appreciate it! Commenter Name: “ip camera.”

Really, “ip camera”? Did I talk about “Comic Book Adaptations” in my post about how to water orchids? Couldn’t you at least make your comment more generic? Of course, there is also a random, really long comment in Russian with lots of links to what I’m sure are Russian dating porn sites. And then there’s a comment with links to see videos of girls with big…well, you know.

It’s not like these spam comments I’m getting are in any way unique to my blog; every blog receives some amount of spam. I think in a way, the fact that I’m getting more spam comments is a good thing—it means that more people are coming across my site somehow. At least WordPress has a good spam filter that catches these suckers so I can delete them…only after laughing at them and sharing the worst offenders with you, naturally. 🙂

Off to San Diego for…Comic-Con!

I made some Dharma Initiative friends at Comic-Con 2009

If you read my blog you are probably aware that I’m a (proud) nerd, as the orchid hobby is a bit totally geeky. But I’m also a nerd in other ways, one being that I AM SO EFFING EXCITED TO GO TO COMIC-CON IN SAN DIEGO THIS WEEK!!

I went to Comic-Con for the first time last year and loved it more than I thought I would. So of course, I have to go back for Round Two!

So at the butt crack of dawn tomorrow, I leave my orchids for 5 days to geek out big time in San Diego. Me on vacation = Orchid of the Week is also on vacation.

What am I most excited about for at this year’s Comic-Con? I’m really there for TV/movie stuff – I’m not into comics. I can’t wait to go to panels for a bunch of my favorite TV shows: Dexter, Fringe, Bones, The Vampire Diaries, plus the panel for AMC’s upcoming zombie show The Walking Dead, based one of the few comics that I actually read. ZOMBIES!1!! My boyfriend and I will be feverishly catching up on Dexter on our flight tomorrow so that we are totally up to speed at this year’s panel. Last year we were a season behind and totally got spoiled…boo.

Too bad there’s no Lost panel this year…last year’s was so fun. They probably aren’t doing one because Carlton & Damon know they would get bulk jars of Dharma Initiative Ranch Dressing thrown at them on stage after their crapfest of an ending. But I digress.

Back to your regularly scheduled orchid program next week!