It seems to be ubiquitous. Everywhere you go, bloggers have their captcha spam-fighting options turned on, forcing you to re-type strange, wiggly, blurry nonsense words in order to prove you're not a robot. Now that the default for Blogger includes, not one, but two very hard to read words (I find myself nearly always having to give at least two or three tries before I get it right) I found this video particularly apropos.
Captcha from Gabrielle de Vietri on Vimeo.
The sad thing is: I don't think most people don't need this much protection. I turned off my word verification and have only gotten a teeny-tiny amount of spam that I need to moderate. More, and more, I find myself not leaving comments at all, especially when faced with a byzantine number of hoops to jump before my comments will even be accepted for blogger approval.
Anyhow, I really enjoyed this video - a very creative and funny use of nonsense words, consistently conjugated - great job!