Erin bloody Andrews? Erin bloody Andrews?
Who the hell is she?
OK. I’ve Googled her.
Is that all? An American sportscaster on ESPN. Ah. And there’s the “peephole” story. Right. Now it all begins to makes sense...
See, all this began about 2 weeks ago. Due to employing comment moderation I – like many of you, I suspect – get emailed whenever anyone leaves a comment on my blog. A fortnight ago I began to receive anonymous comments – quite lengthy ones – about Erin Andrews. Virtually gobbledygook. Cut and paste jobs with a couple of links to “her peephole” video clumsily thrown in.
The first two I deleted without a second thought. They weren’t even on a new post; they were on one I wrote last year about Torchwood of all things (you can read it here if you are so minded). Not sure why that post should attract the attentions of Mr Peephole Video Salesman but plainly it did.
And then I got the same comment again.
So many agains in fact that again must now be capitalized. Again, Again and yet Again.
I’ve lost count of how many I’ve received now. Always the same. Always on the same post. The same text entirely.
Dealing with it is easy enough. Reject. Reject. Reject.
But after the first 12 times it begins to get tiresome. It begins to get annoying. So I leave a comment on the post in question addressed to Mr Anonymous.
Please stop leaving comments on my blog about Erin Andrews. I’m not going to publish any of them so it’s a complete waste of your time and my time trying. Please desist and eff off.
I’ve had 4 more attempts since then. The same comment. On the same post. I can guarantee there’ll be another one tomorrow.
My goat has now well and truly been got. It’s irritating. I check my emails and look – I’ve got mail! A new comment on my blog! Hoorah! My spirits soar. Only it’s not a new comment. It’s the same old one. The same old one that I’m never ever going to publish. Doh!
Who is this guy? He most definitely can’t be working for Erin Andrews, the poor cow. Is he working for Mr Peephole? Is he indeed Mr Peephole in person? I doubt it very much but what the hell then is he getting out of his repeated attempts to sell the whole tawdry little affair on my rather superlative blog?
Up until his comments I’d never even heard of Erin Andrews! If it had been Erin Gray from Buck Rogers' fame he might have piqued my interest a little but a sportscaster from a channel I can’t even get here in the UK and wouldn’t watch anyway because I absolutely hate effing sports programmes?!
It’s hardly a useful public service announcement, is it?
So what do I do about it? Any ideas? Anyone?
P.S. If any of you have any peephole videos that you want to advertize on my blog please ask my permission first.
P.P.S. And please make them of better quality than Mr Peephole’s; his really hurt my eyes.