Another “real” find that is no satire from me… this time from the German newsgroup de.admin.net-abuse.mail (translated by me for your amusement):
A woman, famous for replying to her own postings, posted in a thread that originally was about her problems to deal with spam with her antique mail software (since she says she needs DOS for her oh so great astrology program) a complete horoscope of 685 lines in order to illustrate that a few lines that were formatted as tables with blanks look bad in proportional text. Even though that doesn’t really fit the newsgroup topic “mail abuse” – on the other hand, couldn’t you see such mails full of nonsense as net abuse, too…?
No, not a horoscope – that’s rather called “karma-astrologic computer character analysis”!
By the way, you could abbreviate that as “KACCA”, if you’d wanted to be that mean…
These nearly 30 kilobytes of text contain over 4200 words, nearly 90 lines with many numbers for planet positions and besides much long blather text (which I really didn’t read in its entirety) also 137 lines with brief outlines which seem to follow no particular topical order, even within the same line – so you can find, for instance (my translations):
You could offer sanitary services, are cheerful, easy-going.
So cheerfulness and easy-going is a good prerequisite for alternative practitioners and doctors? At least doctors at hospitals will probably run into problems when they’re too easy-going, too lazy, when you think about their working time…
Your home is nature. It is Everywhere ! Your birth is connected to a secret.
Oooh, a secret! Always looks good. So I was born somewhere in the wild? Or what other connection could there be?
You have a good memory. At some time, you have something to do with seafaring.
Sure, completely obvious that these two things belong together. Note that these sentences don’t follow particular planet positions, planetary relationships or planetary gear sets (with sand in them) as their “meanings” but are listed one after another by the dozen (though they probably are automatically interpreted from (or into) this planet data, anyway).
If you combine some scattered sentences, you get combinations like these:
You design your family life in a harmonic way. You are forgiving.
You mostly release your power at home, sometimes even destructively.
In love affairs you are unsteady, searching an extraordinary partner.
Harmonically unfaithful family bashers or forgiving dish-throwers, step forward!
Also matching the third line above:
You are self-confident. You are proud, faithful and moral.
Unsteady faithfulness, well that’s it!
Know that from somewhere…
You are a diplomat, happy, and can make peace.
Your emotional relationships consist of quarrel and tensions.
Now is that a contradiction or the perfect combination, since the diplomat part of the person has experience in quarrels – even though (s)he can use these only outside of her/his emotional relationships?
The best one, I think, is this one:
You have a notedly strong intellect and are able to express your thoughts and formulate them in scientific ways.
And that’s what the astrologer (or the program) writes directly to astrology believers!
» Earlier posts about “The art of astrologers” (lower part) and “trustworthy horoscopes”.
» Skeptic’s Dictionary: Astrology.
juliaL491 2008-05-23 at 17:14 912 Comments
OMFG – das grenzt wirklich schon an voellige Verwirrtheit (und ich bin auch verwirrt, weil meine Tastatur trotz gegenteiliger Anyeige auf englisch steht und ich die ganyen Sonderyeichen (und Umlaute) nicht finde…)
Aber die Ingrid hat wohl nur eine unglaublich tolle Spur zum viralen Marketing gelegt! Die will ihr geniales DOS-Astrologie-Programm verticken! Und damit alle sehen, dass es funktioniert, hat sie ein ber[hmtes (mit ue) Forum als Startpunkt ihrer Kampagne ausgew’hlt (mit ae).
Hilft die Dame bei solch weltlichen Problemen wie der Suche nach einer sprityen Klammer_!_! grmpf!??!
cimddwc2 2008-05-23 at 17:21 6229 Comments
Wenn ich mich recht erinnere, hatte sie gesagt, das Programm wäre einst speziell für sie angepasst oder gar geschrieben worden…
Aber wir brauchen keine Ingrid, ich könnte dir auch so mit meinen cimddologischen Fähigkeiten sagen, wo zu z.B. das “z” findest.