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I get a lot of Japanese spam.

I don't know why, exactly—I don't surf any Japanese porn—but I pretty reliably get a dozen pieces a day. This morning, one stopped me in my tracks. Remember, back in the old days, when we used to make big text out of vertical bars and asterisks? I think we called it ASCII art.

Within that context, here's what was at the top of my e-mail. I find it sort of incredible that this means something to somebody:

 

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Anonymous
# Anonymous
Tuesday, May 8, 2007 10:02 AM
It appears to be 2 Chinese characters – but I don't know what they mean.

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