Spam that makes you go...huh?

Usually about twice a week I get spam from people with unusual names like Marybelle Stefanic and Nina Sauppo with the subject line that always reads GetSoftwareYouNeed.GreatDiscounts. The other day, just out of boredom I opened one of the emails up, to see why it wasn't going in with my other junk mail. It turns out that the actual sender of the email was astriddianaschouten@hotmail.com. I checked the other one and it was from thatannegirl@hotmail.com. In the body of both was the same line of text about how I could be getting software for cheap by visiting http://www.hereinover.com. Nothing terribly unusual about that, right? The thing is that at the bottom of each email, after the message (which, by the way, is written in terribly broken English by someone with who has a foreign native language) there's always an unusual block/paragraph of text. I should be but I find myself intrigued by this text. Here are two examples:

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They appear to be lines of text lifted from a variety of different sources and for the most part are gibberish. Yet, if you look at them for a while (especially the first one) they start looking like they were composed with a certain amount of intent rather than just willy-nilly. I'm actually starting to regret trashing all the earlier emails and find myself looking forward to future arrivals. Color me strange.

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