Last night I threw together a quick bot to post a random item from a text file in about 20 minutes.

Then I spent 3 hours going through the archive from my old LOL_Spam project at birdsite, pulling out jokes that are too dated or cringeworthy. (I'm hoping I didn't miss any. I was really tired by the end.)

This morning I modified the script to take a second file as a queue for new items.

So if you're interested in funny/odd spam subjects (and OK with swearing & lewdness), check out @LOLspam

Anyway, my quick and dirty script to post queued items from one text file and random items from another is here:

Done in Perl so I could just put it in cron on any *nix box instead of worrying about installing a runtime.

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