Welcome back to Deleted Scenes. This space is now reserved for those scuzz-money entrepreneurs who've unsuccessfully tried to sell us prurient information. This is also where we'll run notable emails we've received from some of our readers. All emails are [sic]'d. Enjoy.
Price offered: $22.20
SUBJECT: Beadle and Aaron Rodgers Picture (ESPYs)
I was in attendance at the ESPY's Pre-Party hosted by Serena Williams the night before the ESPYs. Michelle Beadle and Aaron Rodgers were in attendance as well. I happened to catch them sharing a moment that at their table with my iphone camera. I think this picture would be a great addition/follow up to the "Michelle Beadle Just Wants to Get Fucked" feature. I'm willing to sell this picture to Deadspin for $1, 000. Let me know if interested. Thanks!
Eh. How about $78.21?
This one's worth more than $78.20. $500
How am I supposed to know that if I haven't seen it?
You can trust people on the internet. haha. If you use this photo, then i will assume the $500 was worth it. If it doesn't go up on the site within 2 days, then I'll send the money right back. While I'm here, I should also add that I have a pic of Dirk and his bootylicious girl. Also have a picture of Shelvin Mack and Ray Allen. Just saying. haha.
This is true.
Anyway, how about this:
I pay you $38.20 via Pay Pal, you send me the photo to appraise. Then if I like the photo enough to use on the site, I'll send you $38.20 more per week, every Thursday at 1:13 a.m. until we reach $500.
Send me $78.20 via paypal. If you like the photo enough to use on the site, then pay $38.20 per week at THursday 1:13am until we reach $500.
I'll also throw in the Dirk, Shelvin, and Ray Allen pics.
Wait, she's having dinner with three of them?
no no. dirk, shelvin, and ray allen are two different photos One photo is with Dirk and his girlfriend/wife (Great shot of her ass). The other photo is Shelvin and Ray Allen just walking together. Not particularly great.
Beadle and Aaron Rodgers pic is good. They're sitting together at a table in the club, pretty close to each other. Mannerisms definitely suggestive.
And this is all at Serena Williams's house?!
no, it's not at Serena William's house. It's at the Espys Pre-Party at Club Spot 5750 in Hollywood, which was hosted by Serena Williams.
Oh. $22.20, then.
haha. You're good. I can tell you're well experienced with this. $78.20 up front + $38.20/week every Thursday 1:13am until $500 is reached, IF you use the picture on the site.
So you should know that I'm not going to pay you any money for anything I haven't seen before hand. It's just not practical to do it your way. I understand your paranoia about sending me the photo and not getting compensated but, should that happen, you have legal remedies considering this email exchange ( I believe) does serve as a binding contract. Meaning: you send it to me, I publish, I have to pay you based on everything we've hammered out.
But, all told, chances are I wouldn't pay money for the photo based on your description. Honestly, I don't know who would. Maybe TMZ? Big Lead, maybe? If you're still interested in making money off of your cellphone photo, I'd try those guys. If you actually want me to take a look at the photo and let you know if there's a small chance I'd actually pay anything over $38.20 for your photo, I'll do that as well.
I understand what you're saying. I don't care to shop this photo around nor do I care about my legal rights. Last night, my buddy actually sent me the link to the Beadle feature, also attaching the link to the picture of beadle and aaron rodgers that i posted on my facebook. Also included in the email was your email addy, so I figured I'd give it a shot. I've never done anything like this (as you can probably tell). I just want to make a little pocket change up front before I release this photo into the wild. I'm a big fan of Deadspin, btw. Read it everyday at work.
But. I'm not gonna do that. I'm essentially paying $38.20 to look at your cellphone photo, then. There's no way I'm paying $500 for it. Even if she's blowing Aaron Rodgers under a table.
haha. Ok. You win. Is $38.20 the going rate for pictures or something? Confirm in this email that if you put the photo up on deadspin, you will pay me $38.20 via paypal every Friday at 12:00 noon until $500 is reached (I changed the date/time).
Ha. No. I just said I'm not paying $500 for it. Even if I pay you .01 per day for the next 65 years or however long that would take.
Thing is: we paid for three items in the history of the site. Ever. And both of those items were paid for because they elevated the stories from words to hard visual evidence. And both times, those people actually showed me the stuff before I ever purchased it without this odd little arrangement we've made up here.
Damn it AJ. Wish I had a dong pic of Aaron...no homo of course. Confirm $38.20 will be sent to my paypal account if you use the pic. ANy job openings at Deadspin btw? haha.
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(Ed. Note: He attached full pic. One shown above is cropped. But you can't see Beadle's face nor are they doing anything particularly interesting.)
Ha. Dude! You can't see her in that shot!
Come on, now!
Nice try, though.
That makes the pic even more interesting. Throw a little shadiness and suspense in there. I think it's a good look for Deadspin. It definitely won't hurt to follow up on the article and mention somethin along the lines of they were seen choppin it up real good at the ESPYs Pre-Party prior to "i just wanna get fucked."
(Ed. Note: We then sent the photo along to Beadle to get her appraisal on the shot.)
That is hilarious!!!! Hardly worth 1000 bucks..
SUBJECT: Crude Headline
Not sure why Google News feels your depressingly crude headline/story regarding Michelle Beadle and Aaron Rodgers is so compelling, but I'm going to have to block your website now. My grade-school age children are more mature than you guys. Lame. — Chris Bristol
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