Yeah, that's right, we got you! Forget Me Not Panties
a hoax. The Panty Raiders (that's us) made this website in one night, and it
cost us $18.
Thousands of men from all over the world tried to buy our panties... and they
were not alone. Lots of women begged us to make Forget Me Not Boxers.
We had over 600,000
people come to our site in 3 weeks, and then shortly after that we hit a million
, and then we lost count.
If you thought Forget Me Not Panties were real, you got duped, but you aren't
stupid. We had over
300 distribution request
s and 90% of the press we got never figured out the
"GPS panties" was really an art project. We even created a fake PR
to handle the press that suddenly bombarded our inbox.
We had press from all over the world, but we credit the success of the site to
our blogging fans, and it was because of them we won Eyebeam's
Contagious Media Showdown
The following are just a sample of some of the press and emails we received.
Email from May 26, 2005:
I thought I had gotten lucky in this life by being born after the 1920's, where women are, for the most part, no longer kept in servitude by their husbands. This product, I would like to remind you, helps no one: those who buy these undergarments are being robbed of the bond of trust between partners and family members, having it replaced with chains of technology. Were I a young woman and found out that my parents were tracking my vagina, I would have felt raped. It is extremely sad that people like you and those in charge of this business will do anything to make a quick buck.
I hope it at least gives you some kind of buzz to bring shame back to women.
Email from June 6, 2005
U SHOULD BE ARRESTED, PUT TO JAIL AND ROT TILL DEATH
YOUR PRODUCT IS ABSURD AND TOTALLY UNETHICAL
Email from June 11, 2005
Just a little friendly advice on your marketing approach. This idea has a lot of potential, but you will sell a much, and I do stress MUCH larger amount of this product...fear needs to be your motivator...think about changing the name; ie...keepyourchildrensafe.com or preventkidnapping.com
Email from June 24, 2005 (from a Canadian member of the press)
Ah, you had me !!! Now we have to publish an erratum tomorrow...
Email from June 5, 2005
Have you forgot about the men? What do they have? Please, don't mind my rudeness, I'm only thirteen. It's an invasion of privacy and if she was cheating of him, he's probably a big butthole.
Email from June 7, 2005
I contacted the magazines in which you claim you have testimonials but they have never heard of your product before. I can only assume that your [sic] a scam artist and it's a good thing your not taking any orders or I would report you to the Tokyo authorities so they can arrest you. Have a nice day
Email from June2, 2005
I read with interest about your Forget-Me-Not panties. I think they
are an excellent product and am considering purchasing about a dozen
pairs. I have one question however; if the woman wearing the panties
indulges in "self enjoyment" and causes her temperature to rise, will
the panties be able to to tell that she is not engaged in activties
with a partner ?
Rolling Stone (US), Marie Claire (US), Cosmopolitan
(Australia), The Sun (UK), The Obersver (UK), FHM (Greece, Lithuania, Netherlands),
Zink, The Harrow Technology Report, High Tech Magazine, Which? Magazine, Manager
Magazin, Squeeze Magazine, Montreal Gazette, GigaHz, Vancouver Sun, Macleans
CBS Evening News, NBC News, Arthur et les Pirates (France),
Today FM (Ireland), WPYX(NY), KCFX(KY), WMGK(PA), KISS (TX), WBSX(PA), KICK (SD),
WJRR (FLA), KSLZ (MO), KWWV (FLA), KLLI (TX), WIOQ(PA)
Blogs: Over 18,000