From the email inbox this morning, quoted in full except for the sender's name:
To: James Fallows
From: J .....
Subject: Are you interested in article collaboration? theatlantic.com
I am just contacting you to ask if you would be interested in an article collaboration for your website, theatlantic.com. I do apologise if you have received a similar email from me.
I am running a new and exciting campaign, and I am looking to provide you with an informative article which for your website. You may contribute to the ideas for this article if you wish.
We are keen to establish a mutually beneficial relationship with you. Could you please let me know if you would be interested? I would be glad to send you more detailed information about this.
I look forward to hearing back from you and thank you for taking the time to read this email.
Digital Outreach Agent
Full "glamorous life" archives here. A few guideposts:
From 2009, on adventures in cosmetic dentistry.
From 2011, on spin control from then-Rep. Anthony Weiner making its way straight into news stories.
Glad to keep the tradition alive this year.