October 28th, 2011

Pranks

Some dude has posted a job on Elance looking for a press release writer to announce the launch of his dating site. The catch is that he will only pay if the press release results in at least one million unique hits on his site in a week.

Now, obviously, there is no moral or legal way to accomplish this so I won't be bidding on the job.

But, it did get me wondering how I'd do it if I had no ethics and didn't care about the law at all.

They key would be to have it be a false news story and then have a link in the press release that pretends to link to the "evidence" but really directs to his site.

But, what would the news story have to be to realistically generate a million hits? I have some thoughts, but I'd love to hear yours.

Lindsay Lohan dead of overdose - link purports to show a picture of the body.

Olson Twins sex tape with link to the part where they are going down on each other.

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart sex tape.

Justin Bieber dead - with body photo.

Obama/underage white girl sex tape.

Trig Palin birth certificate showing Sarah Palin isn't the mom.

Photo of Rick Perry in leather chaps in a gay bar.

What are your thoughts?