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The geese may fly south in the fall, but the loons stay behind in New England...

There were a couple of odd stories in the local news around New England yesterday that I didn't get the chance to write about.

The first was in the Boston Herald yesterday. Apparently some people will do ANYTHING to get World Series tickets...

The second story, from the Union Leader, brought me back to my brief career as a spam-fighter. It turns out that one of the biggest names in spam, Sanford (or "Spamford," as he was nicknamed by his enemies -- a term he quickly embraced) has moved on from junk e-mail to spyware. Worse yet, he's moved into MY back yard, here in Cow Hampshire. It's small consolation that he's over in Barrington, a good hour's drive from here, and he's been spending the last six months in Vegas. It's more consolation that his nightclub recently filed bankruptcy.

On behalf of the rest of Cow Hampshire, I'd like to apologize for giving this scumbag a home. In our defense, though, I will point out that we do have open borders with other states, so we very well couldn't keep him out. Further, he has spent the last six months in a place where prostitution is legal. Now if he would only stay where it's legal to screw people for money literally, and stop screwing all of us figuratively...

J.


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Comments (8)

You've got this guy's addre... (Below threshold)
Cybrludite:

You've got this guy's address? I work in IT & know plenty of folks who'd like to see this guy "disappeared".

Weird- I was backing out th... (Below threshold)
Paul:

Weird- I was backing out the driveway yesterday and I was thinking "I wonder what ever happened to Spamford Wallace?" (was it THAT long ago?)

I didn't know his 15 minutes had been extended.

Cybr, I believe his address... (Below threshold)
Jay Tea:

Cybr, I believe his address is listed in the news story. I won't repeat it here, though -- go look for yourself.

J.

Prostitution ain't legal in... (Below threshold)
Ron:

Prostitution ain't legal in Vegas.

Let be get this straight.</... (Below threshold)
floyd:

Let be get this straight.

You are appologizing to people for the activities of a person just because he comes from the same state you do.

How "Dixie Chicks" of you to do that.

I have no love lost for him... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

I have no love lost for him, from spam to pop ups and now spyware. This just frost's me though: "The FTC is now going after him for selling an anti-spyware program that actually puts spyware on your computer. Wallace claims its legitimate because the various anti-spyware bills haven't become law yet." If he disappeared from the face of the planet I'm sure he wouldn't be missed by many. He's always been out on the cutting edge of making a fast buck without much effort.

Ron: Well, it's legal in Ne... (Below threshold)
Jay Tea:

Ron: Well, it's legal in Nevada, if not in Vegas proper. My apologies.

floyd: I'm not apologizing for Spamford. I'm apologizing to the rest of us for letting him in. And two major differences: 1) I'm not doing this in a foreign country, but here in my home, and B) I'm talking tongue-in-cheek.

Besides, floyd, if you wanna pull a boycott on me for being less than hospitable to Spamford, be my guest.

J.

Dammit Jay,I live ... (Below threshold)
firstbrokenangel:

Dammit Jay,

I live in Barrington - how do I know if he's around here and causing trouble???

argh

~C




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