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Posted by Iannucci | 1/02/2009 | 5 comments »
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Forgive me for a moment - this has nothing to do with cars, drivers or racing.

Remember when "Spam" was a potted meat product enjoyed with particular fervor in Hawaii? These days when someone mentions that four-letter-word most people don't think of edible material, instead presuming the discussion involves "junk" email. This 21st-century scourge (the junk email, not the potted meat) no doubt affects us all, and friends I'm no different since I've allegedly won at least a dozen different lotteries in Europe in recent months as well as countless wealthy friends in embassies throughout the world.

However, today I received some "spam" that stands above others, not because of any riches promised or any Babelfish-translated broken English contained therein. No, this email is noteworthy because it is a hilariously direct insult to this site. Fully acknowledging that sharing this will invariably result in several days of Googly ads screaming of Dale Jr and such, I am providing it to you anyways in it's entirety - for entertainment purposes only, of course.

Good Morning,

I noticed that your blog, My Name is IRL, has a lot of great information about NASCAR!

I am writing on behalf of my client, Scene Daily. Scene is a NASCAR news site featuring daily news, videos, pictures and commentary about the races. They also offer two print magazines – NASCAR Scene and NASCAR Illustrated.

I was wondering if you would be interested in receiving free issues of either magazine in exchange for a link to and to our magazine subscription page.

If you are interested, please reply at your convenience and I will send you free issues of either NASCAR Scene or NASCAR Illustrated.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Mikhaila Clements

Double You. Tee. Eff. Question mark.


  1. Anonymous // January 02, 2009 10:30 AM  


    oh yeah, now THERE is an offer too good to pass up.... LOL

    that made my morning!

  2. Anonymous // January 02, 2009 11:51 AM  

    You know things have shot past bad and have hit truly awful when NASCAR is spamming people for content! And at an IRL site no less.

    A google on Mikhaila Clements has "her" name showing up like a rash on many a message board. Prepare to run some virus scans on your home machine Jeff. In fact, I may have to run a virus scan on my pc after reading that e-mail.

    Too bad you couldn't reply with an offer to submit your first article for entitled Why Junior is overhyped, Jimmie Johnson is overrated, and Kyle Busch is the Real Deal!

  3. Anonymous // January 02, 2009 12:29 PM  

    yeah, Mikhalia is all over the place.. even beer blogs, which can't be a bad thing.. ;)

    at least it's not Dale Darrell Waltrip Richard Petty Rusty Awesome Bill Irvin Gordon Earnhardt Smith...Johnson, Jr.

  4. pressdog // January 02, 2009 5:31 PM  

    I KNEW you had N-word fever!

  5. John in Speedway // January 02, 2009 9:17 PM  

    You must have been tagged during your frequent visits to Tincup websites. It is are a closet N-wordosexual. Shame on you Jeff!