Wednesday, November 15, 2006
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.