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Pfizer and Microsoft go after Viagra Spammers

CmdrTaco posted more than 9 years ago | from the so-many-jokes-so-little-time dept.

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Weird_Hock writes "This story from Reuters tells about the joint effort from Pfizer and Microsoft to go after illegal sellers of Viagra. Pfizer is going after the sellers and Microsoft after the spammers. Looks like they're targeting both sides of the money chain."

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No Case (5, Funny)

fembots (753724) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635184)

Spammers are selling V|agra you silly!

Microsoft should double-dip and file a parallel lawsuits against spammers who sell Full Version WinXP PRO for $35.

Re:No Case (2, Funny)

Jpunkroman (851438) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635246)

Exactly, but i don't know what it would be good for since I don't have a pen1s. (I realize that this post could be taken entirely the wrong way)

Re:No Case (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11635445)

Well, your post was taken the right way, but since there's no "-5, Extremely unfunny" moderation, the next best option was "0, Offtopic".

Re:No Case (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11635676)

Well, your post was taken the right way, but since there's no "-5, Extremely unfunny" moderation, the next best option was "0, Offtopic".

No, them I'm pretty sure you took the post the wrong way... NOBODY has a pen1s since they don't exist. You can argue it's an obvious mispelling of the phrase "pen once" but I'll never agree with you that it's offensive in any way, shape, or form.

Re:No Case (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11635297)

Bah, they're not even selling V|AGR4 any more. V!4GR@ is so old hat.

C!4Li$ is the new hotness!

I forward all WinXP spams to MS (4, Interesting)

wowbagger (69688) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635309)

I forward all spams I get that offer Microsoft software on to MS.

I figure that I'll let MS spend their money on going after the spammers - after all, the enemy of my enemy is my enemy's enemy, and is useful to me.

I get a nice auto-ack from MS with a tracking number for each report. What does that mean? That I get a nice auto-ack from MS with a tracking number - I have no way of knowing for sure that they do anything with the reports.

But hey, it if nukes a spammer and/or costs MS money, then it's worth it.

Re:I forward all WinXP spams to MS (4, Interesting)

pe1chl (90186) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635565)

I forward them the lottery scams that refer to domains registered on their "MSN Personal domains" service.
They do not seem to care.

Interestingly enough, the names shifted from (variations on) cashchangeukltd.org, which is just the name of a fraudulent organization, to (variations on) ms-wordpromo.com, which could be seen as a trademark violation by their triggerhappy lawyers. You know, those that went after names like mikerowesoft.com because it was too much like a trademark they registered.

But despite several reports, nothing seems to happen. They just go on facilitating fraud, and even do so under their own trademarked names.

I start to believe that there is nothing more than a tracking number generator behind those reporting addresses, and the big Microsoft company is not interested in abuse of its trademarks.

Re:I forward all WinXP spams to MS (4, Insightful)

dreamchaser (49529) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635604)

I feel very sad for you that you consider MS 'Your enemy'. I don't like them either, but I don't attribute them that much power. They aren't an enemy; they are a company out to make money. By calling them the enemy you ascribe malice to them that is unwarranted. You also give them power over you by the same act.

Re:No Case (1)

charleste (537078) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635397)

I'm more worried about the Cialis spammers... and those people who *think* I need my anatomy enhanced...

Why not go after the users? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11635189)

That's what the RIAA does?

Re:Why not go after the users? (5, Funny)

ThomasFlip (669988) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635455)

Middle aged men who need pills to induce raging hard ons have enough problems as it is.

oh no! (1)

drunken dash (804404) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635191)

but then where will i get my illicit viagra that i so desparately need, apparently??

what normal people do? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11635212)

get a perscription and buy from a licensed pharmacy?

Re:what normal people do? (1)

fembots (753724) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635284)

Normal people in Slashdot? You mean there are sharks in lakes?

Re:oh no! (2, Funny)

grub (11606) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635229)


but then where will i get my illicit viagra that i so desparately need

Make sure you also buy Absorbine Jr. for when your arm gets sore.

Oh, I don't mind. (-1, Offtopic)

tygerstripes (832644) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635196)

I only use Gentoo and Firefox. I can still buy viagra on-line, can't I?

Re:Oh, I don't mind. (0, Flamebait)

Grip3n (470031) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635278)

What the hell? Are you just jumping on the "Oh look at me, I use Firefox and Linux" bandwagon, when realistically you're probably not? This has absolutely nothing to do with any operating system or browser on your system, rather spam, which is something that occurs at the server level.

If you actually were smart enough to go through the steps of installing Gentoo, I would assume you are smart enough to know that spam isn't platform dependent.

Re:Oh, I don't mind. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11635651)

spam isn't platform dependent.

With 80% coming from compromised computers, I would say it is.

Re:Oh, I don't mind. (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11635315)

If you use Gentoo then you are still in highschool and should not need viagra.

Re:Oh, I don't mind. (1)

brilinux (255400) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635346)

If you are using Gentoo, then you should be getting all the ingredients and making the Viagra yourself.

(This is a joke - I have used Gentoo as well, thought mostly Debian and the BSDs, but I have nothing against it).

Re:Oh, I don't mind. (0)

liquidpele (663430) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635464)

Do you really have to have to say it's a joke?
There must be some *DUMB* people on here...
But I knew that already.

How will I... (0, Redundant)

pintpusher (854001) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635197)

get my

v1A.gR..aaaaa!!!!

Oh... come on, someone had to do it!

Re:How will I... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11635224)

Oh... come on, someone had to do it!

No, sorry... You can go get yourself a life now.

Stop taking the fun out of life! (5, Funny)

themaddone (180841) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635203)

First they go after my music... then they go after my drugs...

But they'll never get my... my... ohmigod, what do I have left??

Re:Stop taking the fun out of life! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11635263)

P0rn

Re:Stop taking the fun out of life! (5, Funny)

flint (118836) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635394)

Your rifle. Cause without Viagra your gun is useless.

"This is my rifle, this is my gun, this is for killing, this is for fun."

Shouldn't the headline really read: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11635434)

The article title should really be:

"Pfizer and Microsoft go after Viagra Spammers Hard"

Re:Stop taking the fun out of life! (2, Informative)

lrwx (800141) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635451)

You still have sex! I guess if you are going with the sex, drugs, and rock and roll theme.

Re:Stop taking the fun out of life! (3, Funny)

panaceaa (205396) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635669)

by lrwx (800141) * on Thursday February 10, @05:01PM (#11635451)
You still have sex! I guess if you are going with the sex, drugs, and rock and roll theme.


Howdy partner! Let me be the first to welcome you to Slashdot! Have a nice day!

There's a joke here (2, Funny)

the_Bionic_lemming (446569) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635205)

{{{groan}}} How long until the first viagra/virus joke gets included? I mean really, Microsoft and Pfizer? It's like shooting fish in a con - I mean barrel...

Re:There's a joke here (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11635250)

Lets not go about this half cocked. Microsoft and Pfizer will need to get a firm grip on the situation, and stroking big egos won't make the solution come any sooner.

Analysts.. (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11635210)

..are predicting a long, hard battle.

Re:Analysts.. (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11635381)

...with stiff penalties.

Re:Analysts.. (3, Funny)

Rei (128717) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635481)

This is a daily show episode in the making ;)

Re:Analysts.. (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11635629)

Don't for get "sustained".

Oh no! (5, Insightful)

enoraM (749327) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635213)

Now I have to settle for my increase in girth, length and volume, since they will also go for v1agra and v!agra

Anyhow - if the big dogs are moving now - after the can-spam-act, it's interesting what kind of stable equilibruum the next generation spam will be. It won't go away - It'll just reach the next stage.

On the bottom of the first page are the stock qoutes von Pfizer and Microsoft. There is a horizontal movement of Pfizer and a slight downward movement of Microsoft. What does that suggest about the markets expectation of future distribution of vi4gra?

Re:Oh no! (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11635412)

There is a horizontal movement of Pfizer and a slight downward movement of Microsoft. What does that suggest about the markets expectation of future distribution of vi4gra?

Past performance does not guarantee future results. (applies to the stocks and viagra)

As always (5, Funny)

Rosco P. Coltrane (209368) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635215)

Microsoft want to be the biggest dicks around...

Re:As always (1)

zoloto (586738) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635287)

Well they always wanted to get a head in everything as well.

Re:As always (1)

superpulpsicle (533373) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635557)

Well, when the CEO's name begins with BALL, it saids it all.

Great! (1)

06metzp (713177) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635216)

Now what about the watches? If only we could get Rolex to go after these newly-ubiquitous (in my experience) spammers, I'd be a happy happy guy.

And the next thing you know... (1)

drwhite (456200) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635222)

There is the B0n3r vIRus exploiting a windows buffer over flow!

Hold on a minute.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11635225)

Microsoft? Doing something I support? Good lord...

How about castration??? (3, Funny)

vudufixit (581911) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635240)

To reduce aggregate demand for the stuff?

Re:How about castration??? (1)

WarwickRyan (780794) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635605)

Shh, you'll give the RIAA ideas ;)

Just maybe... (5, Funny)

gammygator (820041) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635244)

Maybe they'll come up with a product that keeps my servers up.

Re:Just maybe... (1)

mattspammail (828219) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635678)

nice one. That one's up there with the best.

let the jokes begin! (4, Funny)

Maskirovka (255712) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635257)

Time for the scumbags to bend over and feel the wrath!

Someone is gonna be in a world of hurt.

MS and pfizer are going to spread some love around.

There will be swelling in some lawyers'...pockets.

No carrots for the spammers. Just some bloated, throbbing, heavy-handed...sticks.

Re:let the jokes begin! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11635363)

Let the jokes come from someone with a sense of humor!

You bombed dude.

And in other news... (1)

quarkscat (697644) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635625)

It has been reported that market demand for
Pfizer's "Viagra" AD prescription has sagged.
Pfizer stock price plummets 05 percent.
Analysts conjecture that demand has stiffened
for the two competing AD prescription brands.
Stay tuned for more news...

hmm (4, Funny)

GotSanity (591272) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635262)

is it just me or does it seem like microsoft and pfizer are going to be mutualy beneficial out of this one. pfizer's profits get to go back up and microsoft gets a ton of viagra. That should make the programmers happy. :)

Re:hmm (4, Funny)

PedanticSpellingTrol (746300) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635322)

Being both micro and soft, they could really use it too.

Re:hmm (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11635459)

Happy?!? With all this ink and noone to write to, why should I be happy?

Re:hmm (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11635473)

Viagra won't do the programmers any good until they have a reason to use it, and a saturday night alone watching porno isn't one of them.

First draft of the press release: (5, Funny)

FunWithHeadlines (644929) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635276)

Pfizer and Microsoft announced today that they had stiffened their resolve to go after sellers of counterfeit Viagra(r). They realized such spams were peaking, and they knew they had to harden the course for such counterfeiters.

"These guys think they can keep profits rising endlessly," complained a Pfizer spokesperson. "They are really beginning to poke us in the eye with their nonsense. We are a big company, and Viagra has helped up grow considerably. We won't let these crooks cut our profits off prematurely."

(Memo to editorial staff: Does the above sound right? Something seems a bit odd.)

And in other news.... (2, Funny)

mikael (484) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635603)

... Microsoft announce that they are partnering with Pfizer to produce their own generic brand name of Viagra.

Critics point out that the first version of any product from Microsoft never stays up for long, and that users should wait for the second release, unless they are willing to accept permanent loss of data assets.

I wonder ... (2, Funny)

A nonymous Coward (7548) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635679)

...what kind of defense the spammers are erecting?

New Market! (1)

shadowcode (852856) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635286)

Looks like Microsoft is looking to take over the market.

Start the puns... (0)

Kjuib (584451) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635288)

Its nice to see that Microsoft and Pfizer decided to "Rise" to the challenge. It is going to be a "hard" battle... and may take a "long" time to win. I am sure "big" old Microsoft can take them out...

thank you.. .I will be here all week...

If there's one thing big criminals don't like... (4, Insightful)

Red Rocket (473003) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635299)


...it's small-time criminals moochin' in on their racket.

Strange Behavior (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11635308)

I'm dubious that this is just good corporate citizenship, especially in light of the fact that Bill Gates owns a significant interest in Viagra's primary competitor, Cialis.

Now if they would only attack WaMu phishers (1)

G4from128k (686170) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635323)

We get average of at least one Washington Mutual phishing email per day and have absolutely no affiliation with the company. Its definitely the most popular phishing target (more popular than paypal or ebay in our little back water of the IP space). I don't know if WaMu is especially phish-easy, but they seem to be a strong target.

Re:Now if they would only attack WaMu phishers (1)

CyberDave (79582) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635637)

Based solely on my individual accounts, of which there are several that get spammed hard, I'd say the phishers have simply moved on from Bank of America to Washington Mutual.

Re:Now if they would only attack WaMu phishers (2, Interesting)

Christianfreak (100697) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635695)

If you have anything to do at all the administration of your mail server then I would suggest looking into greylisting [greylisting.org] . Has helped tremendously with the volume of spam I receive to the server I admin because it forces spammers to use a single point to send spam from (a point which you can identify).

Also ClamAV [clamav.net] can be used to scan incoming email on the server side and has definitions for many phishing attacks as well as worms and viruses.

Microsoft going after spammers???? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11635328)

XXXX is going after spammers!!!
Long live XXXX !!!

Microsoft is going afer XXXX!!!
XXXX must be innocent !!!

I'm really confused. Could someone explain this to me?

Re:Microsoft going after spammers???? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11635494)

You must be new here?

Wrong Target (2, Insightful)

Eskimore_ (842733) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635330)

I worked on an ISP's helpdesk and I can tell you that the number 1 spam complaint I got was those adverts for having a bigger penis.

Why can't someone go after those spammers. At least viagra actually works.

Re:Wrong Target (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11635664)

Because the big penis emails aren't cutting into a giant corporation's profits.

Both sides of the chain. (1)

glrotate (300695) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635338)

Wouldn't one of the sides be the buyers?

bwa-ha-ha! (1)

ed.han (444783) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635355)

this means that for their due diligence, they actually have to look at the spam, doesn't it? yikes!

ed

Vested interest? (4, Funny)

HardsetHead (857846) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635365)

I suppose since no-one yet has made this crack...

I wonder if Microsoft has an ulterior motive in this whole crackdown.

Thank you. I'm here all week.

Re:Vested interest? (1)

ChipMonk (711367) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635400)

The Micro part just adds to the irony.

Re:Vested interest? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11635489)

"I wonder if Microsoft has an ulterior motive in this whole crackdown."

Microsoft has more than one issue in that department.

Who's gonna be the third partner for Microsoft? Who would be the best to enlarge them?

Re:Vested interest? (1)

auburnate (755235) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635687)

While you are at it, you might bold-type the Micro part as well. Oh wait, that's a different drug.

Yeh yeh (1)

A nonymous Coward (7548) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635697)

Those were the two words Bill Gates did not want to hear on his honeymoon ...

corepirate nazi giaNTs in badtoll royale (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11635384)

not like that stuff is good for you anyway.

how old does won have to be to need that whoreabull stuff? be like giving yOUR kids meth, so they'd do 'better' in school?

all is not lost?

consult with/trust in yOUR creators, supplying more than enough of everything for everybody (without ANY distracting/spiritdead personal gain motives), to facilitate the wildly popular planet/population rescue initiative/mandate, since/until forever. see you there?

it's ok, we're willing to go the extra/last mile with/for you.

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It's just a front: (3, Funny)

Morning $tar (857451) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635389)

Pfizer is actually working on Longhorn with hopes of keeping it up longer and giving it that spine-tingling performance

mmmmpffff (3, Insightful)

Goeland86 (741690) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635393)

I really don't think it's going to change much. Let them try. Most of the spammers are outside the US. Pfizer might be a little more lucky. It sounds kinda useful, but in the end it probably won't change much to the 500+ spam messages I get a day.

Both sides of the money chain? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11635414)

Well what about the buyers?

Always wondered why Rolex and Pfizer stayed quiet (1)

TeeJS (618313) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635416)

While 80% of the spam I get is for knockoffs of their products. I also always wondered why these spammers are so hard to "find", I mean how hard it for an investigator to buy one, and follow the credit card trail? (Of course the credit card companies would have to be responsible and stop making money on transactions for illegal goods and services like spam and offshore casinos)

I knew Bill was getting old... (2, Funny)

DarkMantle (784415) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635426)

When I first read that I saw. "Microsoft goes after viagra"

Re:I knew Bill was getting old... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11635558)

When you read it now, what do you see?

Trademark dilution? (4, Interesting)

Tackhead (54550) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635428)

I remember the first time I started seeing Viagra (and other prescription drug) spam. It was long enough ago that I figured the pharma companies would want to crack down on it.

Up until that point, I'd been getting spams for "pharmaceutical" (read: "quackery) products, like the usual "herbal penis pills", "natural apricot pits cancer cure!", "b00st your immune system", "legal pot substitute", and so on.

If I'd never heard of Viagra before, I'd have lumped it in along with phen-phen, ephedra, and laetrile as the quack medicines I'd historically been getting spams for: that is, substances of questionable efficacy, safety, and/or legality.

Quickly now, (off the top of your head, without googling and without being a pharmacist), which of the following - Effexor, Paxil, Viagra, Cialis, Phenteramine, Valium, Xanax, Soma, Lipitor, Zyban, Zantrex, Xenical, Meridia and Fioricet - are "real" medicines (that is, which have been approved by FDA for the treatment of medical conditions), and which are fake/quack/banned?

If you get even one false-positive (that is, a "real" drug that a reasonable person dismiss es as "quacky" due to its prevalence in spam), I'd say the manufacturer of that drug has a prima facie case for trademark dilution against every spammer who spammed for it.

Re:Trademark dilution? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11635585)

prima facie

How long have you been waiting to use that phrase?

Clutch

Next up... (1)

Walter Wart (181556) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635430)

Microsoft and Rolex?

Spam in general (4, Interesting)

mszeto (133525) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635438)

Since I had moderator points, I wanted to read all the crap that gets posted and see if there was anything that needed to be modded up. I was very dissapointed to hardly see *anything* relevant to the topic other than lame jokes.

I think that this will be good for users. Both companies have something to gain by there being less spam, and thus it will help both companies bottom lines to get rid of it.

What I hope they *don't* do (since both companies are large) is throw money at the problem and hope it gets fixed.

I think this is a good day for the internet in general!

first ... (1)

siropel (802188) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635452)

first they go after our freedom to choose, then they go after our sex lives so they can really chain us up How can we have Freedom in a world full of Gates ?

That's ironic... (2, Funny)

triffidsting (594096) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635469)

Because of Microsoft, I can't get my box to come up, and because of Pfizer, I can't get... oh, nevermind.

Stupid claim (3, Insightful)

PornMaster (749461) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635495)

I saw somewhere that Pfizer said that part of the reason they're doing this is that people think that it's Pfizer sending out the spam...

Huh?

I think that not only is that bullshit, that they're actually doing it to try to prevent reimportation (as well as the stopping of non-Pfizer sildenafil citrate).

We have discussed this before (2, Insightful)

rbanffy (584143) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635506)

I know we have discussed this before, but shouldn't someone go after Microsoft for a very insecure OS that happens to be a petri-dish for spamzombies everywhere? Isn't it negligent behaviour? It would be a lot easier for law enforcement if you could really say where a message originated instead of discovering that the spammer address is from an old lady who never updated her machine since her grandson installed it.

When taking over IT on a small advertising agency with lots of Macs at the creative dept and lots of Windows PCs on the rest of the office I had the firewall to deny and log all attempts to connect with SMTP servers outside. Guess what side of the net was infested?

It appears to me that most of _my_ problems with spam are due to spambots sending mail from ADSL or cable-modems (It's common to have companies whose IP addresses fall in blacklisted ranges and that have to send some or all of their e-mail over ISP servers - raising a lot of security/privacy issues)

With "LongHorn" coming out.... (2, Funny)

jamesdood (468240) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635510)

This should be no suprise. After all the name
"Short-limp horn" is not nearly as compelling!

Oh no! (1)

Leroy_Brown242 (683141) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635519)

I hope this doesn't take away from my spamusement fun! [spamusement.com]

Wow, neat (1)

screwballicus (313964) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635520)

Slashdot: Microsoft and a large, powerful prescription drug manufacturer have teamed up to fight their mutual enemies.
Readers: Well...good for them.

Quick, someone take a picture of the page before a dominant theory emerges on why this is in fact a malevolent scheme on the part of Microsoft and Pfizer to take away our freedoms.

Off to a good start... (0, Offtopic)

NerdBuster (831349) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635526)

Now if only they would target the penis enlargerment ads.

But which company... (1)

Dr_Ish (639005) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635556)

Will be the first to produce the Blue Pill of death? [Sorry, couldn't resist]

Sir Pun-a-lot (1)

mattspammail (828219) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635586)

Man, they're coming hard against these guys!

Will they face stiff fines?

They've been soft on spammers for too long.

Viagra supporters, rise up! You don't have to take any more of this! (until you can't rise up at all anymore... then take some, then rise back up)

Pardon the already-posted ones. I'm posting before reading previous posts.

But what about... (1)

funny-jack (741994) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635600)

That's great, but who is going to go after the Levitra couches [cockeyed.com] ?

They're too late... (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11635617)

Just like all of their customers, all of the spammers have already moved up to l3v1tra and c1a1i5.

BSOED (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11635635)

Blue screen of erectile dysfunction.

Merger (3, Funny)

http101 (522275) | more than 9 years ago | (#11635675)

In today's MarketWatch, software giant, Microsoft and Pfizer have formed a business alliance to combat spammers and illegal manufacture of Pfizer products. The new company name will be, "Macrohard".
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