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Be on the Lookout for… Covert Bowling Spam?

Oh, yes. Covert bowling spam. It’s out there.

We get many requests every week to promote some product or another, with promises of cash or gifts attached. We don’t take the bait; it only rewards the desperate hucksters who would turn the Internet into some base arena for self-promotion at the expense of honest ideas. What? What did you say? Oh, all right: it only rewards the desperate hucksters who would turn the entire Internet into some base arena for self-promotion at the expense of honest ideas.

On occasion, I see a blog spam solicitation that’s so outrageous, or just so plain cute, that I’ve got to share it. Here’s one:

bowlingspam

Is that really what the Elite looks like these days? No wonder Occupy couldn’t catch ‘em at their game; they were down at the bowling alley in t-shirts and Gothic wear.

How would you go about integrating a review of bowling shoes into Irregular Times? I’m not saying it couldn’t be done, but the task would require some creativity.

By the way, if you don’t think that this kind of appeal happens in “professional” publishing, just crack open a magazine. It’s everywhere. No one paid me to say that, though.

4 comments to Be on the Lookout for… Covert Bowling Spam?

  • Bill

    We here at Irregular Times are dedicated to kicking butt and taking names in support of the environment, privacy, democracy, choice, and other progressive values. When kicking butt, it’s important to insure we’ve got both great traction and reliable toe protection in a stylish, up-to-date footwear package, which is why we always wear Elite Brand bowling shoes! And when we take names we need to have somewhere to put ‘em, which is why you’ll also find us sporting a snazzy Rev Brand tote bag in a clashing fluorescent color that practically screams “hip young metrosexual!”

  • Bill

    Thanks. I’m a size 9, by the way.

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