Off Topic: Spam, It’s not just for breakfast anymore!

When I first started this blog I thought it would be on a wide range of topics.  I never intended it to focus in on the book excerpts and politics, it just sort of happened that way.  However today I am adding a category called Off Topic.  Hopefully this will motivate me to branch out a little bit and complain about everything, and not limit myself to just two topics.

So the first Off Topic is about spam.  Not the wonderful canned meat we all know and love.  Although as a South Jersey kid we ate Scrapple, Spam’s illegitimate half cousin.  If you are that curious, read about it here: What the heck is Scrapple?  No, the spam I’m talking about is the stuff we get in our e-mail, phone, text, etc…  Well guess what, I have learned bloggers are not immune to spam.  When y’all see the comments below each post, there are half as many that you don’t see.  The spam filter weeds out suspected spam and puts them in a file I can read to either delete as spam or allow to be posted.

I normally just empty the folder every time I get spam, which is every time I publish a new post.  Most of it is just some dumb advertising nonsense, but lately there have been some gems so I saved them.  One day I noticed a writer I follow on Twitter actually published the spam she was getting and it was some funny stuff.  So stealing that idea from her, I provide for your reading pleasure some of the spam currently in the box.  I will post them verbatim and then add my comments below.  Enjoy.


I precisely wanted to say thanks yet again. I’m not certain the things I would’ve sorted out in the absence of the entire points discussed by you concerning such concern. This has been an absolute depressing circumstance for me, however , looking at your specialised form you solved it made me to cry with delight. Now i am grateful for this information as well as sincerely hope you are aware of a powerful job you are getting into instructing many others all through a web site. I am certain you haven’t got to know all of us.

This was from Sheff at and it was posted to the Super Tuesday in Knoxville article I wrote about the primary election.  Sheff seems a little more concerned about the election than the rest of us.  And no Sheff I have not got to know all of you.  I feel better about that now.


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Another faithful follower, Roy Pocock of the Delaware Pococks, left this for me on the post about the Illinois primary titled Cubs Win, Cubs Win!!!.  Me thinks Roy broke open a bottle of the good stuff after he realized that article was about politics and in fact the Cubs had not won.


My brother recommended I would possibly like this web site. He was once totally right. This put up actually made my day. You cann’t believe just how much time I had spent for this information! Thank you!

Ahh, one of my European followers, Marr Clemence.  This was in reply to Mitt Romney losing in the southern primaries.  Glad to be of service Marr.  My information is your information, just keep your subscription to Frank’s Place current.


Tremendous things here. I’m very glad to see your post. Thanks so much and I’m taking a look ahead to touch you. Will you please drop me a e-mail?

This from loyal reader Deloy Esplain from a site called, also posted to the Romney roadblock in the south.  For those of you wondering, I will neither be dropping Mr Esplain an e-mail nor letting him touch me.  If I did, I’d be the one with some Esplaining to do.  I’m here all weekend folks, tip your waiters and waitresses.


I intended to compose you a bit of note in order to give many thanks again about the amazing advice you’ve contributed above. It’s generous of people like you giving easily all a few individuals could have advertised as an e-book in making some bucks for their own end, and in particular considering that you could have done it if you considered necessary. The advice additionally acted as a easy way to be aware that many people have a similar desire just as mine to figure out a good deal more around this condition. Certainly there are a lot more enjoyable instances ahead for folks who browse through your blog.

Wow, my man Dertin Brading from has said a mouthful here.  This was posted to the Super Tuesday article as well.  That was a much more powerful post that I first imagined.    It’s funny Dertin mentions that I provided for free what I could have easily charged for in an e-book.  Diaries of a Stay At Home Dad has taken the first step to actually becoming a book.  And yeah Dertin, I hope there are a lot more enjoyable moments for the folks who come to Frank’s Place.

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