TUAW (“The Unofficial Apple Weblog”) has started a Tumblr called WTFTuaw where we’ll share some of the more, um, “interesting” emails that we receive.
Usually these are just people who are confused or clueless, but sometimes… well… here’s one that came in today:
“Hi there - I found your website in the tech directory of the Blogher network. I own a brand of sex toys called ********** - the majority of which are sleek silicone rechargeable toys that are sold at a fraction of the price compared with our competitors products.
We’re looking for blogs like yours to review the toys. We’d send you one for free, and ask only for an honest review, with 2 links pointing back to us in the article (one to the homepage, and one to the individual product page).
As your blog is in the technology niche, there would be a tasteful way, perhaps, to review the toy’s “tech” qualities, without getting into territory unfamiliar or uncomfortable to your readers.”
— Actual email 8/29
You know what else goes into unfamiliar niches?