Spam CAN be funny!

If you’re not familiar with our Out of Context Quotes site, we pretty much post one-liners, never any links. Most of the time it doesn’t make rational sense, which is the whole point. Anyway, today I got the following form spam sent to our Out of Context Quotes email address:

“I’ve recently looked over your site and believe that your reader-base and visitors might be a possible advertising venue for us… While I am generally interested in traditional link advertising, I am interested more so in link “blurbs”, submitting articles, and even purchasing a post. We are open to any idea that would allow us to capture interested readers. Please let me know if you’d be open to discussing advertising possibilities further. If not, I thank you for your time.”

Oh, yes, let’s see. Sure they can purchase a post, if it fits in with the point of the site! No links, must be funny and make it’s own strange context, and must not necessarily mean anything rational. Sounds like advertising dollars being spent wisely!

And… buying a post? That makes my skin crawl – ick! We’ve already gotten emails to some of our other sites from companies wanting us to promote movies that are just coming out (that we haven’t seen), trying to make it SEEM like a grass roots movement sort of thing. At least this one made me laugh.

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