The perils of form letters

A post I made earlier this year has gotten a some interesting responses, including a pair of emails from someone trying to promote a movie. I wasn’t going to comment on it, but John Scalzi had a great post recently about marketing to bloggers over something similar, and this time the marketer forgot to fill in all the form letter blanks. Read closely.

Hi,
I found your Fashion Design blog entry, http://dyepot.blogspot.com/2005/08/fashion-rant.html and contacted you regarding Phat Girlz back in April. We are currently working on the dvd release for Phat Girlz which is about an aspiring plus-size fashion designer who struggles to find acceptance, Phat Girlz hilariously shows that size does matter and big is in! Since you mentioned [connection], I thought that you might be interested in posting the press release or a review of the film on your blog?
For your help, I would like send you a copy of Phat Girlz on DVD. Please let me know if you’re interested!
You can check out the banners, press release, and more here: http://assets.m80im.com/webmasters/phatgirlzfox/assets/AssetsPage.htm
Thanks!
Mel, M80
http://www.m80im.com
http://www.m80teams.com

I don’t know if I should be flattered that she thinks enough people read this blog and actually pay attention when I recommend something, or if this went to so many people it’s essentially spam, but at least it’s funny.

For the record, if anyone wanted to send me free things I’m actually interested in, I would gladly write all about it. But I’m not expecting that to happen anytime soon. Should I start a new wishlist, just in case?

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