OK, yesterday we ran this story about how the people at Chicagoist had an Inside Deep Throat-related contest (to make up best- and worst-ever porno movie titles) with promotional Inside Deep Throat T-shirts and mousepads and such as prizes and we knew nothing about it. Really, not a problem. In fact, once we discovered there’d been a contest, we found the whole thing funny. Especially the Queer and Pleasant Stranger entry. But Scott Smith from Chicagoist felt compelled to email us today.
Saw your post on our contest. Thanks for the track back…
Just to clarify, we were contacted by a Moye Rhea Ishimoto at World of Wonder who wanted to send us some promotional items from the movie. We figured it’d be wrong to keep ’em all for ourselves (especially since it’d be a lousy way to promote the movie), hence the contest.
So I guess while someone at WOW knew they sent us stuff, we forgot to mention the contest. Some of the others that didn’t make the final cut but were equally funny:
rock around the cock
million dollar boobie
adventures of robin’s wood
remember the tight ones
attila the hung
It was a lot of fun for us, too. We all wore IDT buttons at our Happy Hour as you can see in the pictures.
Oh and we enjoyed the movie too.
Then, overnight, someone posted a comment on the WOW story and things looked to turn ugly for Chicagoist. Moye got an email from Scott.
As you can see, a guy named Todd has commented on the site and tried to make it sound like we stole the stuff somehow and weren’t giving out prizes to winners.
It’s a loooong story as to why this guy is reacting this way and I’m sorry to bring you into the drama but suffice it to say he and one of our writers had a falling out a while back and he’s still angry, I guess. Also, he entered the contest and didn’t win (though I didn’t know about the falling out until after the contest). The night of the Happy Hour this person took the bags with the IDT swag (unbeknownst to us) though we got them back from him on Monday. We’ve since made arrangements to try and get the prizes to the winners (part of the other reason we wanted people to be present to win is because we’re all volunteers and don’t really have the budget to pay for postage for shipping).
Anyway, sorry for the long-winded e-mail but I wanted to explain the situation to you since you were so great in involving us with IDT and WOW. We hope this whole experience (and our crazy web stalker) doesn’t put you off from dealing with us in the future.
[Ed. replies: Don’t worry about anything on this end. We’ll be happy to deal with you anytime, anywhere. Well, except Chicago.]