Strange Things Spam Has Tried to Sell Me: Frozen Squid Tube

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From time to time, I like to go through my spam folder to see if there are any oddities beyond the genital growth adverts and barrister scams. It keeps me up on the latest desperate clangs in the global machine.

Today, I got a gem: frozen squid tube you can buy by the ton! Imagine having a couple thousand pounds of wingless squid bodies out in the garage. Never would a day go by when you couldn't fry up some delicious calamari.


Subject: Frozen Squid tube-100719 ....ESQ SeWVh0X

Re: Frozen Squid tube
Spec.: IQF, full cleaned, wing-off, tip on
Size: U/10
Packing: Bulk, 10kg or 22lb/ctn
Price:
CNF EMP USD$4570/mt
CNF L.A USD$2.09/lb
CNF N.Y USD$2.12/lb
Any need of them, plz contact as soon as possible. Since price is still jumping, we wish could keep more benefit for you!! Best regards, Amy

If you've gotten your own delectable offers, make sure to let me know. Email them to amadrigal[at]theatlantic.com, or find us on Twitter at @TheAtlanticTech.

Image: 21goods.net.

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Alexis Madrigal is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees the Technology Channel. He's the author of Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology. More

The New York Observer calls Madrigal "for all intents and purposes, the perfect modern reporter." He co-founded Longshot magazine, a high-speed media experiment that garnered attention from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the BBC. While at Wired.com, he built Wired Science into one of the most popular blogs in the world. The site was nominated for best magazine blog by the MPA and best science Web site in the 2009 Webby Awards. He also co-founded Haiti ReWired, a groundbreaking community dedicated to the discussion of technology, infrastructure, and the future of Haiti.

He's spoken at Stanford, CalTech, Berkeley, SXSW, E3, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and his writing was anthologized in Best Technology Writing 2010 (Yale University Press).

Madrigal is a visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley's Office for the History of Science and Technology. Born in Mexico City, he grew up in the exurbs north of Portland, Oregon, and now lives in Oakland.

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