Saturday 13 May 2017

This *one weird trick* will cure your website of all ills

Do people really fall for those headlines? Surely we're all aware by now that anything that sounds too good to be true always is. And that if you ever do take the plunge into that clickbait labyrinth and ever do find the promised information, it's sure to disappoint.

A spam email about Mother's Day, which turned out to be selling cleaning products, nearly made funniest spam email this week (also the one from Dick Richardson offering to send a bag of gummy dicks to the person of your choice for $15) but all of that was pipped at the post by this one:
When I say funny, I do find it sad that it's reinforcing and preying on fear and anxiety. The funny part is the '4Idiots' part.

I can almost understand how the 'for Dummies' series works, people are often self-deprecatory when it comes to technical things.

But what man with anxiety about his height is going to click a link that says 'for idiots'?

I'm still wondering whether it's a parody. The author appears to be saying 'you'd have to be an idiot to believe this!'

(For the record, the subject line mentions HGH. This can significantly increase height but only if you haven't stopped growing, this may work into someone's twenties but there's no mention of that here.)

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