Strange Things are Afoot at the Circle K.: Secret messages in spam mail?

Sunday, November 28, 2004

Secret messages in spam mail?

I just got a really weird junk email. Well, there's nothing wrong with the main part of the email, it's just an average spam mail trying to sell me prescription drugs like Viagra and Vicodin. But you know how now they often put sentences or paragraphs of random words to try to get it past your spam filter by making it look more like a real message? That's what's weird on this one. It seems like there may be a hidden message in it. It reads:

in 1994 It's O.K. I object to... All your base are belong to us

in 1961 Shannon Elisabeth

In the first part I'm thinking that maybe the O.K. could be referring to OK, or, Oklahoma. 1994 is the year that the Murrah Federal Building was bombed in Oklahoma. And since it was a federal building that got bombed, "All your base are bleong to us," seems somewhat appropriate, especially when you consider the next line of that phrase. "Someone set us up the bomb."

The Shannon Elisabeth comment I don't understand at all. Of course, maybe if I knew more about her and what she's been in, I would. I don't even know who she is, other than that she's an actress. I ran a quick Google search though, and found out that she wasn't even alive in 1961. And now upon looking at a quick list of her best known movies, I can't think of anything for them that would involve 1961. It looks like the only thing I've ever seen her in is Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. I've never seen American Pie, or That Seventies Show. Hey, she did live in Waco, Texas for a while, which is of course where that whole David Koresh, Branch Davidian thing happened. But that's really stretching it.

Or maybe I'm just a little too paranoid.