Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Open for Bidness

Today is Tuesday, 6 October 2009.

New Federal Trade Commission rules to take effect on 1 December will require all bloggers endorsing products to disclose all compensation received, including free samples. While MoB hasn’t yet endorsed much beyond anarcho-socialism, we keep an open mind.

Blandishments we might enjoy: a 1959 Jaguar (with complete pre-paid upkeep plan), caviar (the pound-a-month gift plan), autographed ("HH - you betcha! you steam my snowmobile windshield") advance galley of Going Rogue (please bind in fine Corinthian leather), estate jewelry for Mrs. HH (1950 and earlier), Caribbean jazz cruise tix (master suites only, please), tons of gourmet cat and dog treats, global peace and justice (best of luck finding a vendor), cash (note to Ben Bernanke: for a little $timulu$, I’ll dump all over Alan Greenspan) … You get the picture.

If I’m to sell out … well, this ho don’t come cheap, know what I mean? And yes, expect me to bite the hand that feeds me. But then, “I don’t care what you say about me, as long as you correctly spell the name of the product I'm flacking”, as they say on Mad Men.


Anonymous of the far realms said...


I say "go for it." Just so long as you don't "sell out" your friends. We know who we are.

8:32 AM  

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