LOL! Dirty Text Collectors Strike it Rich

3.5M hits daily lands Michigan grads in the money
By Mat Probasco,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 24, 2009 3:32 AM CDT
Recycling pals' raunchy texts is paying off big time for a couple of Michigan grads.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

(Newser) – Raunchy and funny text messages about love and lust have rocketed two recent college grads to easy street, reports the Detroit Free Press. Michigan friends Ben Bator and Lauren Leto loved their pals' outlandish texts so much they launched a Web site to share the fun. It was an instant hit, to the tune of 3 million daily visits. The two are now sifting through thousands of texts a day to pick the funniest and naughtiest.

The pair have put off law school to sort through T-shirt and book deals. Most of the posts on are too dirty to publish on a news site. Leto's mom has been pressuring her to tone down the offerings. "Is this the first thing that we say to someone we're sitting next to on a plane with a Bible in hand? No," Leto said. "But we're really proud of it."