August 24th, 2006

Literary Spam

Has anyone else been getting a series of junk messages that appear to be from famous authors?  By this point, I’ve gotten Anthony Powell, Anne Rice, Jeff Smith (okay, they probably didn’t mean the guy who did Bone, but I’m counting him anyways), John Grisham, and Richard Wright.  I’m just waiting for Charles Dickens to tell me I need a bigger penis.  At least he’d do it at great length, using a cast of amusing secondary characters with funny accents.

Anyone who knows of a site that presents spam written in the voice of various famous authors (or, hell, I’d even settle for celebrities) becomes my hero for the week.  And if there isn’t one, perhaps that’s a sign that there needs to be!

Take That, Iain Banks!

Also on the literary front: I’ve lost so many hours of quality game-playing to the addictive quality of Iain M. Banks’ books that I don’t feel even a little bit bad about this.  (And hey, at least it wasn’t Solitaire!)