The Vegan Militia

... because we are all made out of meat!

Funny Spam

trent

2015/03/27

The only good thing that spammers do for us is to give us something to laugh at. The latest case was a comment in my moderation queue which started like this:

{I have|I’ve} been {surfing|browsing} online more than {three|3|2|4} hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours.

It continued on for quite a while, but I’ll spare you. Clearly someone screwed up their automation.  Just for grins, I wanted to see if I could write a one-liner to process this input, and, viola!

perl -pe 's(\{(.+?)\})(@a=split(/\|/, $1); $a[rand(1+$#a)])ge' < spam

I’ve replaced a spammer with a one liner!  If only that meant they’d go away.

programming one-liner perl spam