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Mark Atwood
The junk du jour for email spammers seems to be fake Rolex watches. That's marginally less offensive, I guess, than the deluge of ads for grey-market Viagra, Levitra, Cialis, and "safe herbal male enhancement".

A package from Amazon came today, with birthday presents for a small friend of mine.

I was beating myself up trying to figure out what to get. Books are always good, but which ones? I had accidentally "hit it out of the park" with the Frog and Toad collection and then again then with Hamtaro, and so doing it yet again was being a challenge.

Then I got an Amazon "share the love" from a friend of mine back in Utah. I looked it up, and it was by the same people who did The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. Perfect. It made a few more recommendations, one of which I agreed with. I added one more classic, which I will not name here yet, and I am pretty confident that I did good again.

Now I just have to wait 3 weeks to give them to her.

Amazon has their own (paper) spam thing going on. There are more and more "special offers" inside the package every time I order something. I can't complain too much, it's not like the credit card people who build their replay envelopes such that you have to actually tear off the adverts to seal it. And they do seem more or less targeted, which makes sense, after all they know the books I buy, the books I look at, and can cross-correlate me with the various marketing databases.
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