The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

11 January 2007

In search of brains

Night before last, I sent an email to a friend of mine who has an Earthlink account; it bounced with the following curt notice:

550 550 Dynamic/zombied/spam IPs blocked. Write blockedbyearthlink@abuse.earthlink.net (in reply to MAIL FROM command)

As it happens, Earthlink is blocking mail from DreamHost mail servers, and DH hasn't been able to get the block removed. This isn't exactly earth-shaking news — and I can send mail, if I have to, from Hotmail, from my cable provider, even through Earthlink itself (I have a dialup account there for backup) — but I still feel just slightly insulted.

Then again, if you fuse all those complaints together, you get Dynamic Zombie Spam, which I think is a helluva good band name.

Posted at 10:34 AM to PEBKAC


I think "dynamic" and "zombie" forms something of an oxymoron.

Hmm. Night of the Living Oxymorons. I like it.

Posted by: Mister Snitch! at 11:41 AM on 11 January 2007

That would make a great band name....

So, will Dynamic Zombie Spam-way be a couple of blocks over from Flaming Lips Alley?

Posted by: John Owen Butler at 12:53 PM on 11 January 2007

Dynamic Zombie-Spam ROCKS, man.

Posted by: Mister Snitch! at 10:45 PM on 12 January 2007

Dynamic Zombie-Spam ROCKS, man.

Dude, they were awesome back in the day. I saw 'em at the Fillmore, before the lead singer went solo.

Posted by: McGehee at 11:26 AM on 13 January 2007