Pointless Comment Spam?

Comment spam is nothing new. I get a few a day despite using the excellent MT-Blacklist plug-in.

What is new is a few spam comments I’ve received in the last couple days.

They follow the standard rules…

1. They are on old posts (in the hope you won’t find them)
2. They consist of an innocuous message (lately famous quotes seem to be the rage)
3. They link to a website selling something (cialis, viagra, poker, etc).

…but there’s where it gets odd. These new spam comments link to dead domains. So what’s the point? If there’s no pagerank/search engine benefits then the only reason could be to annoy me.

That’s cold people. I can understand greed, but pointless annoyance? Get a life losers!