I just had the most bizarre experience.
As part of the new year cleansing, I logged into my AOL accounts to sift through the spam for email from long lost friends, and to my bewilderment, there was only legitimate email there. Could AOL have finally instituted spam controls? Could they have done it so effectively as to have required no configuration on my part? There can be only one explanation. I have slipped into a parallel universe-- accounting for my remarkable good fortune with the job, the car, the all-good Christmas presents, and the seemingly infinite life of the vegetables in the crisper drawer. Either that, or it's a sign of the coming end.