Thursday, January 13, 2005

Reflections on Spam

by Asim Jalis

It's interesting that spam always targets adults and adult interests -- never children: vicodin, other painkillers, porn, cheap cigarettes, ways of making money from home, mortgage refinancing offers, rolex watches, etc. Spam represents in a crude form the things that drive grown-ups. In some ways the books that we read, the TV that we watch, the work that we do, the lives that we live, it has all become spam. It's all blunt, to-the-point. Nothing is left to the imagination.