Undertoad Thursday Mar 8 01:14 PM
March 8, 2007: Artful Spamtrap
Elspode Thursday Mar 8 01:33 PM
As an artistic statement, I love it. However, taking an electronic abomination and using it to generate more physical waste seems a bit silly. I mean, what's he going to build when he decides he doesn't like air pollution? A big smokestack?
Flint Thursday Mar 8 01:50 PM
I love it. This reminds me of a certain debate style: a question is "created specifically to lure in" a predictable reponse, that is "detected" and "automatically" quoted, then "slides down a track into the shredder that analyzes it." The master debater has vanquished another foe!
wolf Thursday Mar 8 02:10 PM
More pretentious crap posing as art.
lumberjim Thursday Mar 8 02:13 PM
Emrikol Thursday Mar 8 02:34 PM
That's why he never got my email
Flint Thursday Mar 8 02:37 PM
Sundae Thursday Mar 8 03:05 PM
I like me a master debator
barefoot serpent Thursday Mar 8 03:30 PM
If that thing had my address it'd hafta be fed a ream every hour.
SteveDallas Thursday Mar 8 04:41 PM
Sheldonrs Thursday Mar 8 04:42 PM
barefoot serpent Thursday Mar 8 06:15 PM
d-ream on fella
footfootfoot Thursday Mar 8 07:35 PM
somehow I misread the title as "Artful Supertramp" and I was thinking a bunch of the band members were now hawking shitty expressionist paintings.
Happy Monkey Thursday Mar 8 07:54 PM
It reminds me of the youtube clip of Opie or Anthony "installing" Windows Vista on his shredder.
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Mar 8 09:59 PM
Loading it wit a roll of toilet paper would make it perfect.
SPUCK Friday Mar 9 02:24 AM
xo; Are you serious? My filter of email addresses from spam that I have methodically declared as spam is 9.8MB of just addresses!!! Can I hack this out and send it in to them?
xoxoxoBruce Friday Mar 9 05:37 AM
Worked for me. I saw a snippet on the web somewhere, giving that email address and suggesting what I did. I have no idea what goes on at the other end, they don't acknowledge or anything. Maybe that address is attached to a machine like Bill Shackelford's.
Elspode Friday Mar 9 11:56 AM
My spam level dropped tremendously a couple of weeks back, for a couple of weeks, but has now returned to its usual level. Based on the nonsensical subjects and initial content, plus the fact that they are virtually *all* touting stocks lately, I surmise that they are from the same source ultimately.
Pie Friday Mar 9 02:36 PM
I average 50-70 spams a day. I only get one or two that actually make it into my inbox, however. The rest go into a folder descriptively labeled "spam".
SteveDallas Friday Mar 9 04:02 PM
As I mentioned in another thread, I transitioned the Dallas family email service over to Google Apps for Your Domain, primarily on the strength of the spam filtering as compared to other low-cost options.
monster Friday Mar 9 09:53 PM
I get about one spam message a week. If that. And it always ends up inthe spam box.
xoxoxoBruce Friday Mar 9 10:46 PM
Elspode, I went though a stock cycle, too. In addition to the normal penny stocks. Spampal rarely lets one through, but I've found stuff in the spam folder that I was cursing people for not sending.
SPUCK Sunday Mar 11 07:12 AM
Most of my spam comes, I'm sure, from one @sshole. Because I will get like 35 a day with a bunch of random first names with little or no subject or the same exact subjects, often all in a row. I'd like to find this SOB.. Maybe I could cut back my 250 a day. Spam filters don't work because inevitably some business item ends up 'filtered' and I feel like an idiot not responding.
wolf Sunday Mar 11 04:27 PM
I'm in a male enhancement and anxiety drugs trend lately.
bshack Sunday Mar 18 01:43 PM
- Bill Shackelford
richlevy Sunday Mar 18 01:50 PM
What annoys me is these 'we are confirming your free .....' offers that will not disappear. They keep on popping up in Thunderbird. I keep on using the junk button but new ones keep coming in. I keep on meaning to flag them as spam online in Comcast mail in the hopes that it's filter will be smarter, but I keep forgetting.
wolf Sunday Mar 18 02:33 PM
xoxoxoBruce Sunday Mar 18 04:19 PM
You state you bought two reams of recycled paper for this. I assume that will probably be all you use. Using recycled paper is commendable, but really, this installation isn't going to rape any forests.......maybe a couple limbs. Yeah, I know, every little bit helps, good habit to cultivate, set an example..... but two reams of paper wouldn't wrap 5 minutes production of chewing gum.
I'm just saying you shouldn't feel it's necessary to defend wasting paper on an art installation.
bshack Sunday Mar 18 07:15 PM
I felt it important to mention the recycled paper because the appearance of wasting paper seems to clash with the rest of my body of work. I have heard this from several different people. I felt it necessary to explain my views and how everything I have made ties into it. People might not agree with what I think but at least they will know I am being consistent.
- Bill Shackelford
Undertoad Sunday Mar 18 07:42 PM
Everybody talks about spam in very emotional terms. It's a rich motherlode for artistic interpretation, and good work by you, Bill, to mine it!
bshack Sunday Mar 18 08:31 PM
xoxoxoBruce Sunday Mar 18 10:44 PM
Hey, you can still recycle the shredded paper.
Flint Monday Mar 19 04:57 PM
How often does an IotD subject end up joining The Cellar? Welcome, bshack. I love your Spamtrap.
glatt Monday Mar 19 05:10 PM
wolf Tuesday Mar 20 02:41 AM
Wasn't there someone that was related to the hanger foam deal, too?
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Mar 20 10:08 PM
Yup, there's been a few.