Spam. I liked it when I was a kid. The canned meat variety, that is, sliced and fried until it was crispy around the edges, or chopped and bubbling in a corn and red pepper casserole. (My tastes have changed, or it has. Nothing can fix it these days.)
The non-meat variety, the kind that comes in my e-mail, I can't tolerate. Not then, not now, not ever.
The past few weeks, the blog has been spammed. Every day or two there is a new comment, in Japanese, on a particular post. It doesn't contain links, like the "!Buy Gold!!!!" or p**n ones I often get, or the hopeful "You have a nature blog, so you'll want to help me sell my natural whatevers" kind; this one is just a name and text.
I had it translated yesterday. I couldn't understand it very well, but it was something about "diagnosis". On a post about mushrooms?
Today's post translated thusly: "In order fittingly to the center frame million betting odds horses expected Yasuda Kinen 60th 2010!" Maybe someone's been eating the mushrooms.
So, I'm sorry, but I have had to turn on word verification on comments for the time being. If this is a real person, he'll get through, and be deleted manually. If not, the problem will clear up and after a while I'll return comments to normal.