Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Crap, crap, crap, crap. Oh wait, also... booooooooger.

On and off, I am contacted by groups looking for someone to write something for gifts and/or money.  I know a lot of them are spam requests -- companies sending things out to everyone without reading their sites -- but I'm usually pretty good at picking through those.  You know, because they call me by the wrong name, etc.

But I got sucked in.  One company looked like it was something I could actually work with.  Interesting topics and things I would like to talk about.  I signed up.  Got a whole bunch of requests sent to my knitting blog, but nothing for this one.  I emailed to ask WTF and was advised that they found the word "crap" in the title of my blog and url to be unsuitable for their clientele.

I feel a little bit like Dr. Johnny Fever in WKRP in Cincinatti when he got fired for saying "booger" on the radio.

I try not to swear on my site.  I try not to be a raving jerk.  I try to be funny, insightful, intelligent, and thought-provoking.  I mean, yes, most of my posts are about poop, but still.

So, I'm not impressed with this company.  I'm tempted to link to them and tell people to avoid them, but mostly, I don't want to give them the attention.



  1. Seriously, "Crap" is what offends them? How about "BUGGERING"??? Honestly. It's like people don't know old-timey dirty words anymore.

  2. At least they aren't insisting you apologize to Lawrence Welk...

  3. prairie nymph04/11/2010, 15:18

    Maybe they were creationists and were offended by the word monkies?
    Or have bad taste in music?


Crap monkies say "what?"