I’ve been getting a lot of spam about Hoodia recently. It seems to be displacing some of the other wonder drugs, though I still get lots of Viagra spam (or ./iagra or other variations to get past filters). So what is Hoodia?

Wikipedia’s entry on the plant. It seems it can be used as an appetite suppressant.

I think there are two trends in spam- fear and greed. Greed is obvious, we all want money for nothing. Fear is mainly about our insecurities about being fat, floppy or bald. The Hoodia pitchers are trading on the fear of fat.

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