About that Amsterdam trip? It would be a conflict of interest if it was paid for by big tobacco, and the bloggers in question didn’t tell anyone that it was paid for by big tobacco, and they all came back and started writing about how much they really enjoy smoking and how the health hazards are really overblown.
What’s the worst that will happen here? They’ll come back and say that Amsterdam is a great place to visit? Hell, I’ll do that and I haven’t even been bought off by the machiavellian Dutch Tourist Board. Amsterdam is a great place to visit. I’ve had more fun there than I’m willing to acknowledge publicly.
(And no, I’m not angling for a late invite — I woudn’t have time to go even if I had the chance.)
…and, what the hell: it’s Comments Week at TMW!