OMG. Awful. Just. Awful.
Looking at the quality of this stuff with my webmaster hat on (not IMer), it becomes painfully obvious how bad this stuff can really be.
What webmaster uses these articles on a site he actually cares about?
For anyone doing article marketing:
Folks, please know what you are writing about and make sure you have something intelligent to say before writing an "article". At a BARE MINIMUM, have an expert in the field at least review your writing before publishing it.