Wednesday, February 26, 2003

good porn/bad porn

Inadvertently, my email addresses have made their way to a number of database listings that proffer porn.

A few years ago, I would have been delighted by the profusion of images and naughty text, but with three mailboxes victimized it’s just getting silly.

I wouldn’t mind as much if the quality and subject matter of these things were of a superior grade, but it is not the case.

Some arrive under an intriguing subject line (“Yes, yes, I can take it!) but fail to deliver after a cursory examination.

Some are more direct to the point and quite personal (“Dean! Let me s*** your d***!”) but my jaded sensibilities protect me from porn that calls me by my first name.

Some are quite disturbing and very shotgun in approach (“Watch Me Become A Woman” or “Russian Boy in Chains” or “Best-Tiality Best Pics”).

Others come in disguise (“Update on your urgent request” or “Analysis of trends on Well-Being” or “Dean, you asked me to write you?”) then activate the tried-and-true bait-and-switch.

So of course I’ve been trying to get myself off these lists: writing directly to the list (not a good idea because you end up confirming your existence and they share your info with even more lists), blocking senders (also does not work as they generate new sender identities), blah blah blah. It is easier to set up new email addys (and just leave these ones to the gods of pornography).

Still, I wish the stuff I get sent was better.

I much prefer the mostly high grade stuff that arrives in zip files or attachments from an acquaintance from a huge international bank. He started sending porn to one of my staff members and I caught wind of it, sent him a note asking for very specific things and he delivered with aplomb. I consider him an honorary member of my company, in fact.

So, yes, my email boxes (business, creative and web-based) always have something to tempt me (bad karma for my prurient interest, haloed-do-gooders will claim), but I do also have stuff coming in that’s quite interesting (but I am looking for mpegs or pictures of Andrea del Rosario in Lupe).


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