Thursday, September 14, 2006

A Day Early and 50¢ too soon!

I'm not sure why, but this week’s Spidey Comic came a day early and showed up on Wednesday, instead of Thursday. Perhaps the folks at the NY Post simply can’t tell one day of the week from another, or perhaps they were simply interested in pissing off some of their loyal readers. Who knows?

Thankfully a good buddy of ours who lives in the city alerted us to the fact, and we were able to secure our copy. Still, the mere fact that The Post would change the day that it releases the comic would seem to be counter-productive to their reason for putting the comic in the paper in the first place. Yes, it is only the third week of the promotion, but by now, people who are looking for it, will have already gotten used to getting the comic on Thursday, and will likely have missed this week’s. Sure, they might acquire new people who didn’t know about it, but mores likely that they are simply going to piss off people who are already on the lookout for the comic on Thursday.

Still, it is entirely possible that they simply don’t understand that there are some folks (like us) who are only picking up the paper on Thursday because of the comic, but I think that’s both short-sighted, and highly unlikely, as well as simply poor planning and marketing on their part.

On another front, last night for dinner I actually ate Spider-Man (no, not like that you Pervs). I had a box of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese: the Spider-Man edition.

Yes that’s right, you can read the (reprint) comic (in the New York Post), you can watch the films (on DVD), you can surf him on the Web (at, you can play with his toys, and now you can even eat him.

How cool is that?

OK, yeah, I am in need of some serious help. What say someone pass the Uncle Jack, eh?

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