Saturday, June 17, 2006

You could be rich! Want to lose weight? Grow new hair overnight!

The offers pour into my email's spam box. In the past two days alone, I've been offered "no-risk" information about how to obtain a university degree by mail, buy prescription medications for less, and make money just by surfing the net.

My father's pet phrase for offers like these is

flim flam
1. Nonsense; humbug.
2. A deception; a swindle.
"flimflam." The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 18 Jun. 2006.