Spamming the Spammers

I’m taking a break from a painting that I’m working on and I thought I’d share a (read in cockney accent) “brilliant li’il scheme” that one of our friends let us in on. This is truly a gem.

I’ll intro by slipping in to Info-mercial mode for a moment. Don’t be alarmed, I’m just going to ask some questions that have painfully obvious answers in a very enthusiastic voice. Your job is to look exaserbated and nod your head vehemently. Alternately, you can do the, “shrug your shoulders dramatically and point your palms to the sky” move. Ok. Here we go.

Are you tired of getting junk mail?

*You’re On!*

Is your mailbox crammed full of pre-approved credit card applications that you never asked for?

*Show me the drama!*

Do you wish there was something you could do to get back at them?

*Last time!*

Well today we have a solution!

*Audience erupts in hysterics*

Ok, I’m going to shutdown the Info-mercial bit and we’ll just talk like regular human beings who don’t make their living off selling any and everything that’s made from a material originally developed by NASA. On with the brilliant little scheme. I have to admit up front that honestly, this isn’t all that likely to actually decrease the amount of junk mail you receive. However, you will (or, I do at least) return from the mailbox with a sense of satisfaction and you can almost hear William Wallace in the background shouting about freedom.

So you know how along with the pre-approved card and application form these companies send, they also include the No Postage Necessary envelope? What you do is put all the little junk flyers and brochures in that envelope, seal it and pop it in the mail! Make sure you don’t include any documents that have your name on it. It may have only cost them a couple of cents to send you the original mailer, but it’ll cost them thirty-nine to get their own junk sent right back to them! *Siiiigh*. Baseball, apple pie and stickin’ it to the Man.

After some Googling, I found this. Check it out if you’d like.

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