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Meta-Press Spook


Adds some random subversive words in a widget in your sidebar that’s designed to create more work for our friends in illegal government domestic surveillance.

This plugin is inspired by the old M-X spook program that comes with Emacs.

Code is flagrantly borrowed from the original Hello Dolly plugin. I also borrowed a spook.lines file from because it had a huge number of subversive words in it.


  • Meta-Press Spook in action, attracting .gov traffic to your blog...


  1. Put the mpspook.php file in your wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin in the Plugins menu in WordPress’s admin page.
  3. Go to Appearance, go to Widgets, you’ll see Meta-Press Spook in your widgets list. Add it to your sidebar and enjoy!


Won’t this get me in trouble with three-letter agencies?

Maybe. They’re not telling.

Isn’t the NSA smart enough to filter out Meta-Press Spook’s keyword spamming with their data-mining systems?

Probably. But they’re not telling. Just smile and wave at the nice NSA agent!

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