Now here’s something I don’t get – I’m hoping someone can explain it to me. What purpose does all of the gibberish at the end of a spam mailing serve the person who sent it? I mean, I get the whole thing of adding spaces and substituting characters to try to make it through a spam filter, but what’s the point of this:

Y2hyaXMtYkBhdWRpb2VkaXRpb25zLmNvbQ== yet they cause no harm. Society outcasts don’t choose their status he goes to visit the dogs’ graves and finds a giant red fern. According to Indian legend participates in school plays crime

I’ve just learned today from Catalog Age magazine that Tommy Chong was arrested in a crackdown on drug paraphenalia for selling bongs over the internet. And who’s to blame? Why, one John Ashcroft. OK, so maybe we have to blame Chong for being a whacked-out idiot, but who is the Attorney General not trying to alienate?

Anyway, here’s a typically unbalanced report from Guardian Unlimited.

In a different article from E! Online, Chong was quoted as saying, in an online chat hosted by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, when asked what he thought about the feds coming down on stoners, “I feel pretty bad, but it seems to be the only weapons of mass destruction they’ve found this year.”