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March 8, 2012

Spamwave and Linkage! (They Fight Crime)

Filed under: administraviata,geekery,the interweb she provides — lexifab @ 4:21 pm


Woah. I just checked the Lexifab dashboard. Anyone wanna hazard a guess about which link I added or trigger-word I used in the Books of February post to attract a dozen brand new spam commenters? (All tragically deleted now, and may the good Lord ha’ mercy etc)

I will open the betting with “steampunk-themed torture porn”. Any takers?


So that this piece of bloggerel [1] is not a complete waste of your valuable internet time-wasting time, here is an extremely valuable link. I am almost certain that it does not come from the spam comments mentioned earlier.

Against Big Bird, The Gods Themselves Contend In Vain  – Scott Lynch, who will hopefully someday overcome the significant difficulties standing between him and the completion of the Gentlemen Bastards series, has contributed to the intellectual discourse on popular culture with this insightful analysis of the most insane Sesame Street special ever broadcast. I don’t recall ever seeing this one, but it’s hard to believe it’s stranger than the time they all went to Hawaii and discovered that Mr Snufalupagus is the walking dream-avatar of a sleeping mountain. Really. The late ’70’s were a great time for bogglingly weird children’s television.


[1] Yup, pretty sure that’s a word now. Your OED will update automatically.


  1. Ooh, I haven’t clicked your link yet, but I remember that Hawaii special. Or, one scene, as they fly off to Hawaii:

    Big Bird: “Gee, look at the people down there – they look like ants!”

    Someone else: “They are ants – we haven’t taken off yet.”

    tish-boom… and it has been sitting in my memory since forever…

    Comment by The Once and Future Dr Clam — March 8, 2012 @ 4:55 pm

  2. Yeah, I remember that joke. I remember thinking – and I would have been no more than ten at the time – how corny it was, and how only a little kid who didn’t know any better would think it was funny. Apparently I was a jaded hipster before anybody knew what they were.

    Comment by lexifab — March 8, 2012 @ 11:46 pm

  3. Gosh, I *still* think that joke is funny. Apparently I am still a little kid after everyone else has gwowed up! 😀

    Comment by The Once and Future Dr Clam — March 9, 2012 @ 7:14 am

  4. Ooh, BTW – great title. Ditto ‘bloggerel’. Didn’t notice either of those things yesterday, which is a sign that I was very tired. Or that you have been sneaking back and editing the post to mess with our minds.

    Comment by The Once and Future Dr Clam — March 9, 2012 @ 7:16 am

  5. I have been known to fix typos, but not in this case. All the gold you see is original *and* gangsta.

    Comment by lexifab — March 9, 2012 @ 8:16 pm

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