Better Commissions In Bogus Watches?


Is it me, or did all the spammers change over this week from pushing boner pills to hawking bogus Rolexes? Maybe it's a role reversal - the spammers will push bogus watches while the fold-up table guys in Times Square will sell Cialis for a while.

As an aside, I read Eric Schlosser's Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market last week. I loved the book, but I think Schlosser should have picked a different title - the book isn't so much about drugs as it is about the black market economy. Some say black market activity makes up more than 10 percent of the U.S. economy. I dunno how much of that is fake watches and illegally-shipped boner pills, but I wonder what percentage of the black market economy is initiated by spam...