(Un)Happiness Is a Warm Gun

September 14, 2007

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The Washington Post’s Rob Pegoraro reports today on weird stuff PR people send him.  Out of everything he’s seen, this is what he says was the weirdest (and maybe scariest):

a pair of strikingly realistic toy 9-mm handguns. They lacked the orange colors or other visual cues ordinarily added to distinguish fake from real; the only obvious tip-off was a metal plate along one side of the barrel that bore the game’s name. The mock guns–made of metal, not plastic–even had about the same heft as the real thing.

Woah. Actually the package never even made it to his colleague Mike Musgrove’s desk, it was intercepted by building security. Rob was kind enough not to out the offending PR agency in his article. But we can only wonder, who would send something like that to the Washington Post?  On that note, what kind of crazy swag packages have you sent out? Let us know. prnewser at mediabistro.com

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