Yes as you can see this is what I think AdSense team did mean when they talked about Google related links service on their blog :
See it a live here :
[On this blog]
Placing Ads and blending them right or after your AdSense code may look as a stupid Idea for you, but don't forget that what matters to you is not just money, bt it is "Does my visitors feels happy after clicking on my ads" so instead of offering only paid ads, mix some fresh free content with it, who knows may be some day your site will show on google related links .
hope you like the Idea .