A yearn for the terse

I’ve gotten some pretty long-winded spams stuck in the spam trap over the years. Seldom, though, do I see anything like this:

“Hello. And Bye”.

They should all be so short. I mean, think of the disk space it would save.

Addendum: I did finally think of the disk space it would save, and it’s not really that much: the entire system database is only 75 MB, of which 20 MB or so is comments, and actual comments have somehow outnumbered spam comments 4 to 3, so if I’d kept all the spam I’d have a 90-MB database. Considering the fact that the site takes up well over a gigabyte, this should be considered potatoes of insignificant dimension.


  1. backwoods conservative »

    10 June 2014 · 3:41 pm

    Bud Moore gave one of the shortest interviews ever given. After his car fell out of the race, a reporter asked him what happened. “Blowed up!” Moore replied, and walked away.

  2. CGHill »

    10 June 2014 · 5:41 pm

    I have always delighted in a story told by First Lady Grace Goodhue Coolidge. The whitehouse.gov version: “[She] recounted that a young woman sitting next to Coolidge at a dinner party confided to him she had bet she could get at least three words of conversation from him. Without looking at her he quietly retorted, ‘You lose’.”

  3. Roger Green »

    11 June 2014 · 3:52 am

    I’ve become recently fascinated with John Calvin Coolidge Jr., one of 4 Presidents who was better known by his middle name, and at least the third Junior.

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