Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Uplifting verse

There is something wonderfully poetic about the spam email for Viagra that uses Shakespeare extracts to get past my work email's spam filter (although pretty much everything bypasses this anyway..).

But surely an opportunity is being missed here. What if those rogue web traders reverse this, and use Shakespeare to sell Viagra directly.

What better endorsement could there be than one of the world's greatest writers...?

"Be great in act, as you have been in thought."
King John, Act V, Sc. I

"Every man has business and desire,
Such as it is."

Hamlet, Act I, Sc V

"This is the short and the long of it."
The Merry Wives of Windsor, Act II, Sc. II

"I have not slept one wink."
Cymbeline, Act III, Sc. IV

Hahahaha! But then again...

"The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose. "
The Merchant of Venice, Act I, Sc. III

Exit. Stage left.


Doris said...

I like it. How about:

"It is not enough to help the feeble up, but to support him after."

Timon of Athens, Act 1, Scene 1?

Gareth said...

Oh I wish I was intellectual enough to add one!

Boz said...

Cheat and use the Internet. I did!

Boz said...

And Doris - excellent blog!

I shall be visiting Stately Moans, and would encourage all right-thinking people to do otherwise.

Boz said...

Otherwise?! I meant likewise. I am a nitwit.

Doris said...

Thanks,Boz! I am sure people will do likewise or otherwise. People are like that.