RARA-AVIS: Re: Hardboiled Spam

Kevin Smith (kvnsmith@colba.net)
Mon, 22 Mar 1999 11:56:44 -0500 >Did anyone else receive this "hardboiled" spam?

No, and I feel left out. I wonder how they got your name. It seems obvious
they know your tastes, but there are relatively few newsgroups and list
servs devoted to hardboiled fiction. Of course, it could be a list that
someone compiled by hand, but from what I hear, most Spam lists are
compiled automatically from sites or newsgroups or listservs (though, so
far, Rara-Avis seems to be immune).

>Actually, _Hardboiled
>Spam_ is not a bad title for an over-the-top tale, is it?

Not a bad title, but a horrible dinner suggestion. It almost makes haggis
sound appetizing. And speaking of haggis, I'm working my way through FILTH
by Irvine (Trainspotting) Welsh. Let's just say nobody's gonna mistake this
one for part of the 87th Precinct series.

Kevin Smith
The Thrilling Detective Web Site

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