think it is possible that ee cummings has been reincarnated as a spammer. A spamming stockbroker, to be exact. I present as evidence the following subject headers, from messages received in the last week or so, since my spam filter seems to have suddenly collapsed, like a soggy hamburger bun under a mountain of spammy sloppy joe:
at intensify may datum
do marry a crusade
in physician but staccato
great shrimp on doldrums
work busy the Bolshevik
through blowup some pavilion
The messages are all HUGE NEWS about HOT stock picks and I love them. I adore the delicious absurdity of them. I also love lots of little things about them, like the fact that they managed to spell Bolshevik with a capital B and that they used the word pavilion, which is one of my all-time favourites (doesn’t it seem like it should have a second “l”?).
I’ve been trying to discern a pattern. Notice that the last two, which came today, seem to be about revolution. There are Bolsheviks! There is blowing up! There were even crusades a few days ago.
Beyond that, it’s hard to say. Do marry a crusade. A directive? Etiquette dos and don’ts? Martial advice? All of the above? Who knows? But pondering this is taking up an alarming amount of my brainpower of late.