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Sunday, August 29, 2021

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What is it about email spam that inspires creative output? Is it its sheer ubiquity? Its charm, patently false but still containing a grain of enticement?

Even though we’re probably better off not acknowledging it at all, spam has already launched a couple of artsy endeavours. That meme continues with Spamusement!, Steven Frank’s outlet for some poorly-drawn (by his own admission) interpretations of spam comment lines.

Personally, I think his stab at “An iPod is waiting for you” missed the mark. I envision something more like an anthropomorphized iPod, leaning with arm extended on a streetlamp somewhere, impatiently drumming its fingers. I’d draw it, but I’m not much of an artiste; maybe some guy in an iPod costume could pose for me.

With all the filters on my email accounts at home and at work, I don’t get very much spam, so I probably don’t have enough raw material to forge art from it. Others aren’t quite so deprived.

- Costa Tsiokos, Sun 08/29/2004 08:58:50 PM
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