Letter from the EIC: Purchasing Chinese sex toys

BlogDailyHerald gets some pretty weird spam. A little over a year ago, we received a polite email from a “sex toys manufacturer in DongGuan city of China,” offering to fufill any of our varied sex toy needs. Our now Editor-in-Chief, who was interested in the possibility of purchasing adult toys from DongGuan, decidedly engaged in thoughtful email correspondence with Winy, the salesman from Leaslo Sex Toys co.ltd. What better way to prepare for Valentine’s Day, the most romantic of holidays, than read the exchange of questions and information between a curious editor and his faithful sex toy supplier? We now present to you, “Re: i am interested in your audlt massager toy.”



Dear sir:
This is Winy kong from lealso sex toys co.ltd.

Lealso international sex toys.co.,ltd is a professional adult products, sex toys manufacturer in DongGuan city of China. Experienced in design & manufacture of sex toys. Our current flagship products include vibrating eggs, vibrators, massagers, dildos, vibrating cock rings, anal toys, masturbate cups, and man & woman sex toys

we have experienced design team and skilled workers in this line, so if you have any need in this kind of product, please contact us, i will offer you our best price
Looking forward your inquiry with detailed request

Best regards
Winy kong


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Yet another reply-all fiasco: Apparently, we need to take down the pool in Phi Delt…

Before Tuesday afternoon, we current Brown students felt little compassion for those suffering from any sort of reply-all fiasco. Only rising seniors—who were merely freshmen at the time—remember Brown’s own reply-all incident back in 2011, during which enraged students used every type of font and color to encourage those on the same ListServ to stop hitting reply all. Last fall, we laughed at poor NYU student Max Wiseltier as he, hoping to forward an email about paperless tuition to his mother, accidentally hit reply all to an e-mail that promptly went out to every single student at the university. These two instances seemed too far-removed to ever infiltrate our Gmail inboxes, but it seems that the reply-all chaos has hit home yet again.

Here’s how it started: At 2:19 p.m. on Tuesday, the University Scheduling Office sent out an email explaining that the Resource 25 Scheduling request was back online. Cool. We didn’t even know the University had a Scheduling Office. But what did this email even mean?

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We really didn’t have any idea, and it didn’t seem like anyone else did either. The Brown University Scheduling Office thanked us for our patience, but it definitely spoke too soon. Continue Reading