Blog idea envy

I hate it when I have an idea for something amusing to post here, like, say, fictional character sketches to go with the wackier made-up names adopted by the senders of the spam that washes up in my spam-filters, and I receive a particularly fine example one morning (an otherwise unmemorable spam from one "Romeo Camp") — and then I realize that someone else has already had the same idea, blogged it, and done it much better than I could.

Maybe I could still write something about Romeo Camp, though. If not as a character, then possibly as a setting. Or maybe both.

4 Responses to “Blog idea envy”

  1. Clancy says:

    I’m crying, I’m laughing so hard!
    Please tell Romeo Camp’s story. I’d love to hear it.

  2. LiL says:

    I know, I love those spam names too (not so much the ones attached to the rape or incest spam), they really are so novelistic. A few years ago I collected over a hundred from various email spams. None as good as Romeo Camp though. It could be a good one for an exquisite corpse kind of blog meme…?

  3. exquisite spam

    Wouldn’t it be fun to do an exquisite corpse-like comment spam meme? This post at Amanda’s made me think of it… The rules could be pretty simple, like: add one sentence from comment spam you have to the meme and…

  4. Clancy says:

    In my inbox I just got “Brendan Hensley,” “Lallie Shuford,” and my personal favorite, “Ilda Shantay.”