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.

Sheesh.

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

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