Words of advice to the apparently very bored folks — a.k.a. spammers — who persistently try to infiltrate my Web site by posting comments to my posts:

~ Try commenting on something I’ve written in, say, the last year. You really expect me to believe you randomly came across a mention of Madonna on my blog from 2007 and just now were moved to comment?

~ Try writing a comment that actually has something to say. Better than, let’s suppose, “Lady Gaga is a really successful singer.” Can you say, red flag?

Final thought: Good luck on that whole karma front.