Dear Rand and SEOMoz, I want to create beautiful link-bait with you.
I'm buying adwords on your names for publicity and attention to attempt to break into SEO's elite upper clique, but also because I have something genuinely useful to share. Knowing your interest, Rand, in search engine patents and search technology, as well as those of Orion and the other SEOMozzarellas (I mean that in a fun, friendly sense, by the way), I thought I'd let you in on an idea I had to reverse-engineer some aspects of TrustRank.
What you're probably wondering is 1) Why should I work with you? 2) Why do you want to do this with me/the Moz?
Working with me means a share of the linkbait. The blogposts would likely read something like: "[link:]Rand, the Moz and [link:]SEO Montreal's Bookworm have some great new data on Google's TrustRank." I'm interested in collaborating with you because while I've got a solid idea, I think your experience and resources (such as programming, site design, etc.) could fill in gaps where I might be unable to do this myself. Besides, you're the one always talking about linkbait and (net)working with others, so now I'm calling you to put it in practice :).
Please email me (assuming you're interested) to find out more. I use gmail with the first part of the account being bookworm.seo (gotta fight those scrapers somehow).