When I visited bloglines today I was greeted by the Bloglines Plumber.

Bloglines Plumber

Not only is this the funniest thing that I’ve seen all day but it is an amazingly creative solution to a problem that website owners have every day.

Albeit most websites don’t go down once they have been live but how many times have you visited a site to see the “under contruction” message. Mostly these just frustrate me. This one made me laugh and I wanted to share it with every one I know.

So this relatively inexpensive effort won them good will, good PR and repeat visitors. How hard was that?