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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Who Can Help Us Read Our Picturesque Russian Spam?

Posted By on Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 8:30 AM

click to enlarge Now in red!
  • Now in red!
If the detritus littering your e-mail account's Spam filter at all resembles SF Weekly's you're seeing a curious uptick of Spam hailing from the Former Soviet Union. What does that make it -- "borscht"?

Yet while it's apparent these unwanted Cyrillic entreaties are ostensibly meant as a proposal for the exchange of goods and services -- at least we figure they want something from us -- we have no idea what the hell is on the table here.

If anyone can help us figure out what, exactly, is being hawked here -- and can make sense of what appear to be books featuring matronly women with a fondness for placing a hand on their spectacles, please fill us in. To wit:


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  • Now in red!

click to enlarge Maybe her eyeglasses are just uncomfortable?
  • Maybe her eyeglasses are just uncomfortable?

click to enlarge You see? If glasses are uncomfortable, you just take them off.
  • You see? If glasses are uncomfortable, you just take them off.

click to enlarge Then you can meet interesting people!
  • Then you can meet interesting people!

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.

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