Wednesday, June 30th, 2004

So, to make a long story short, just now I was sorting my email and exporting spam that had slipped past SpamAssassin
so that I could train SA to recognize such messages in future.  In
one case, I hit the wrong key and rather than exporting the message I
simply displayed it. 

I read the first line and was intrigued – it wasn’t a bald-faced advert, it was a joke.

The message body, with links to associated sites removed, read:

              A popular bar had a new robotic bartender installed.
             A fellow came in for a drink and the robot asked him,
‘What’s your IQ?’

The man replied, ‘150.’
So the robot proceeded to make conversation about
          Quantum physics, string theory, atomic chemistry, and so on.

         The man listened intently and thought, ‘This is really cool.’

        The man decided to test the robot. He walked out the bar, turned
       around, and came back in for another drink. Again, the robot asked
him, ‘What’s your IQ?’

          The man responded, ‘100.’ So the robot started talking about
football, baseball, and so on.

The man thought to himself, ‘Wow, this is amazing.’

           The man went out and came back in a third time. As before,
         the robot asked him, ‘What’s your IQ?’ The man replied, ’50.’
           The robot then said, ‘So, you gonna vote for Bush again?’

Apparently my party can’t shake its penchant for hornball advocates,
though.  The theoretical sender’s username was JohnnySpankalot.

It almost hurt to export and delete that one.  But I did it anyway.


It had to happen.  Al Sharpton is getting a reality show.  To be honest, the joke makes itself on this one. (more…)