Friday, June 23, 2006

Spam from Cebu

Somebody posted the following comment to my post A Fortnight in Cebu:

No doubt about it. This is the one play that anyone who cares about the theater should see. “Doubt,” the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning play will be staged here in Cebu on June 30 – July 2 at Onstage! Ayala Cinema 1, with movie and television star Cherie Gil headlining the cast.

After which it extols the virtue of said play for another two paragraphs and another two dozen lines.

Spam? You bet!

Normally, stuff like this merits the delete button posthaste, but I'm amused enough to keep it on my blog. Hey, I'm even blogging about it!

So what is this? Is this the work of some poor underpaid minimum-wage earner in what passes for Ayala's marketing department? Perhaps they haven't drummed up enough reservations or interest for said play, and now they've had to resort to storming new media avenues?

Sigh. I guess this just brings home the point of how pathetic spam can really be. It would have been more palatable if it hadn't sounded so much like a press -- er, excuse me, "praise" -- release.

No doubt about it. This is the one play that anyone who cares about the theater should see.


Next time, please try to sound like a real person.

Just because of your spam, I am NOT going to go see the play.


  1. Maybe it was really intended for you kasi alam na nasa Cebu ka :)

  2. No doubt about it. My website is one site that anyone who cares about anything should see. ;-)

  3. Hi, Willy: Ah, well, too late, they've lost this customer. Besides, Cherie Gil gives me bad vibes. Must be all those times na inaapi nya si Nora. Snigger.

    On the other hand, if they give me free tickets....

    Hi, Roy: No doubt about it, you are now a bonafide SEO whore. Oh, and Joemar says Hi.

  4. But to her credit, Cherie Gil's Lavinia is lightyears away from Angelika de la Cruz's second-rate trying-hard copycat in ABS-CBN's version of "Bituing Walang Ningning."

    For want of an alternative (and a second TV), I am forced to watch it with my daughters and mother-in-law, who shuttles between that soap and Majika :)

    Anyways, would you mind if I link up to your site?

  5. Sir, it would be my honor and my pleasure. I'm adding you to my blogrolls, as well. If I might add: I hear so many good things about Naga, and there are things I would like to see copied here in Dumaguete.