Greens gone wild

Received yesterday: a spam offering a “New Wild Lettuce Video.”

I guess this had to be somewhere between romaine and Romulan. It goes on: “Similar to Morphine: The Best Natural Painkiller that Grows in Your Backyard.”

The rest of it is poorly disguised filler ripped off from some medieval-history article.

And I don’t get this URL: lostways.download. Plus a whole bunch of random spew. It’s a real top-level domain, but I wouldn’t trust it on general principle.





5 comments »

  1. fillyjonk »

    12 September 2017 · 7:15 am

    Yeah, the idea of Lactuca virosa being an analgesic is making the rounds. IDK, there could be something to it, but given my allergies to most of that family, not gonna try it.

    There’s something unsettling, though, when stuff that five years ago would have been done by only the hardcorest preppers is becoming more mainstream.

  2. McG »

    12 September 2017 · 8:04 am

    Now that I get to manage the global mail filters for my web domain again, there are now a number of TLDs blocked by said filters. Unfortunately, I hadn’t yet added “.download” — but not for long.

  3. McG »

    12 September 2017 · 8:08 am

    There’s something unsettling, though, when stuff that five years ago would have been done by only the hardcorest preppers is becoming more mainstream.

    That’s been the pattern ever since the mass media started reporting on pop culture, and why I will sometimes toss out, “I liked [thing] better before the hipsters took it mainstream.” These days if a clique really wants to keep their special thing to themselves, the first rule has to be the one Fight Club professed. Especially to the media.

  4. fillyjonk »

    12 September 2017 · 10:54 am

    “Unsettling” to me more in the sense of “even the phishers think the S is about to hit the fan” rather than the “I liked herbal remedies before they got popular” sense.

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