We’re going into a short quiet period here at The Casual Observer.  Changes are afoot in the near future.  What sort of changes?  Well, if I told you, that would ruin the surprise!

We get a LOT of spam comments at The Casual Observer.  What is the point?  When people leave a comment, they can include a link to their own site as a “thank you” for commenting.  Spammers are trying to boost the number of links to their sites in order to boost the search engine rankings.

Thanks to our spam filter (Akismet), you rarely have to see any of them.  Some of them are pretty funny and/or weird – so todayI’ll share some with you.  The spam comments are in italics, my editorials are in bold.

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Have fun at your upcoming Summer party, Lincoln

Bungee basketball? That sounds like fun.

Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, we think strongly this and love learning much more on this topic. If possible, as you gain expertise, can you mind updating your weblog along with an increase of information? It is very useful for me.

Uh, but the article was 10 Things About Jamie Moyer.  I have no idea what they “learned” from a tongue-in-cheek article.

Percocet 93-490….

Percocet addiction recovery. Percocet. Percocet vs vicodon. Percocet extract how to shoot….

OK, the title of the article was Sick and Tired – but not that sort of sick.

Ihr habt eine schoene Webseite hier, und vielciht schaut Ihr euch auchmal meine an, ok Sex im Internet ist nicht jedermans Sache, aber eben meine erste Homepage. Danke und macht weiter so!

OK, it’s  been a few years since I took German in high school, but I can muddle through enough of this to figure out that it’s a very odd comment to leave on an article about baseball

Howdy, just a short note to say that i am new to your site however I am definitely the latest fan. Oh also to CHEER ON BRAZIL FOR WORLD CUP 2010!! GO BRAZIL!!

Swell, but this is relevant how?  Not only have we given the World Cup very little coverage (sorry) but this was left in response to an article that chronicled a day in the life of a chef.

These are the best of the comments, unfortunately.  The vast majority are simply lists of URLs to sites that sell prescription drugs.

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Kosmo is the founder of The Soap Boxers and writes on a variety of topics. Many of his short stories have been collected into Kindle books.

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