Thursday, February 27, 2003

Passings: TV’s ‘Mister Rogers’, 74
Fred Rogers, ‘gentle giant’ of American kids’ TV, died of cancer this morning at home in Pittsburgh. Did you know he was an ordained Presbyterian minister? Requiescat in pace.

Spam en español
... from the Land of the Midnight Sun (paging Jimmy Page?)


This came in my junk e-mail trap today, from some spammer address in Sweden! Not exactly what the talking heads meant by ‘global village’, I dare say.

¡¡¡¡FELICIDADES!!!!

Entre miles de familias, la suya ha sido seleccionada para unirse a nosotros y celebrar los Cien Años de Magia del fantástico Mundo de Disney.

Contactenos inmediatamente.


Pero por toda mi vida, incluyendo cuando era niño, yo nunca deseaba ir al Mundo de Disney. Me parece que es un lugar vulgar y desclasado.

Spam from a man who says ‘noo-Q-ler’
About the Bush speech last night
No $ale.

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