I've been discussing bad spam here, and I just wanted to add a small coda to that. My friend Angela--a wonderful diva of snark and wisdom who really does need her own blog--reminded me that it's not spam I've been receiving from those other agencies, but a virus. I had meant to say that. There, now I have.
Also, in the realm of *true* spam, I should say that somehow these spammers mimic parts of the emails I receive, I have noticed. So I get things like, "A new e-book on..." and my brain begins to supply something like, "day trading!" and instead it's "your G spot." Twisted publishing spam, I tell you. Last night I had a viral email from one of our film agents in Hollywood--who is currently shopping a major project for us--and with great excitement I clicked it open. All it said was: "funny animals. See attached." I didn't THINK this had anything to do with Lindsay Lohan (who my three year old calls Lindsay Lowhead.)
Anyway, just had to add that.