FORTUNE — Back in December 2010, it was impossible to get away from reports that Google (GOOG) was in talks to acquire Groupon (GRPN) for $6 billion. But when the NY Times reached out to Groupon CEO Andrew Mason for comment, he said that he would agree to an interview “only if you want to talk about my other passion, building miniature dollhouses.”
For some reason I took the bait, and let Mason know that I’d love to discuss miniature dollhouses. He quickly replied via email, asking for a list of questions. So I did minimal research, and sent some over. But he never replied.
I had forgotten all about this episode until Saturday, when a Groupon writer named Daniel Kibblesmith put up a blog post about how answering my dollhouse questions was “my favorite writing assignment I ever got from Andrew Mason.” And the answers he posted are quite amusing. Here are two examples of my questions and “Mason’s” replies:
Unfortunately, Kibblesmith doesn’t know why Groupon never forwarded them on to me. Sounds like someone in legal didn’t have a sense of humor…
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