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Just For Fun: On The Drawbacks Of My Site’s Name…

September 14th, 2009 · 5 Comments
Just For Fun

I received this in my inbox this morning and couldn’t resist sharing. You know that a note that includes “Dear People” in the greeting (sans punctuation) is going to be amazing…

(Why do I feel that this seems ripe for Marginal Revolution’s Markets in Everything section?)

Hi, Dear People

My name is Michael Hall, I represent the adult dating sites and

We took a look at your site…) recently, and we are interesting in a link exchange with your(s) site(s).

Our offer is actually quite interesting, a 3 way link as opposed to a reciprocal link. You link to and we link to you on We offer the best type of link exchange. Also, has a very nice directory that we have been building so you are sure to find a category there for your site. If not, please just make your suggestion to us.

Here our link info:

Free Adult Personals [hyperlink] [website addess]
Free Adult Personals [description]

Or our html as well
Free Adult Personals Free Adult Personals

Have a great week and I hope that we can do business with you in the very near future.

Michael Hall
SEO Analyst

What do you think- should I participate? I mean, I believe in the power of free markets, so how could I not be doing my readers a service by providing them with information regarding the many options for commerce that they have at their disposal? (And no, I am not afraid of suffering the negative externalities of your sketchy dating lives.)

Furthermore, I would like to draw attention to the post that they chose to suggest linking to. You will notice that the title is “More On Merit Pay For Teachers,” it’s about 2 years old, and it can be found here. Really? Come on…I write about porn, sex, underwear and stimulus, and this is the best you could come up with? I expected a “hot for teacher”-themed dating site at the very least, and I have to say I’m a little disappointed.

Well, if you need me for the rest of the day, I’ll be over perusing (And for the HTML geeks out there, I did put a nofollow tag on the link in the letter. I don’t really feel like helping him out, despite the fact that he provided me with some amusement.)

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 econgirl // Sep 14, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    From Mom: “eeeeyyyyyooooooo The horny web site offered you a three-way. :-P” Nice.

  • 2 Jon Odsather // Sep 14, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Before I was kicked out of the engineering department and forced to up scale my minor…… I read a book on the structural analysis of a strapless evening gown and it was not a porn book!

  • 3 Ryan // Sep 14, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    I have always wondered about strapless evening gowns and the structural analysis that allows for these modern day miracles to exist. It has been added to my reading list.

    I wonder, what leads to the invention of strapless anything(s). Moreover, out of curiosity, if I am on top of my fashion game, am I riding ahead of market demand and saturation?

  • 4 econgirl // Jul 13, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    For the record, the stuff that often makes up the structural analysis of a strapless dress is called “boning,” which is certainly within the spirit of the above proposition…

  • 5 Jon Odsather // Jul 13, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    I generally match wits with unarmed fellows just for ease of discussions on my part …. but that was cute! ……. if one was supporting a strapless evening gown with Boning then I would have to argue for the marginal utility of the aforementioned gown and proceed to the nearest piece of graph paper so I could talk the owner into allowing for the demonstration of the practical application of the consumption function! stay clear of the threesom!

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