And speaking of naming names…
January 1, 2008
November 26, 2007
Maybe somebody who works at Barnes & Noble can clear something up for me:
Barnes & Noble stores has special displays of children’s Christmas books by the registers, and they’re asking customers to buy one or more and leave them in a special box to be distributed to needy kids (because in our county there are no needy kids living in Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist or atheist families; but that’s another matter).
I bought and donated a couple of books, and then I started to wonder: Customers are buying these books at full retail price which means needy kids do get free books, but Barnes & Noble gets their normal profit, which is give-or-take half the retail price of the book — and I wonder whether this special display also makes a good dumping ground for Christmas books that aren’t selling (because how many people are going to be very selective about books they’re giving away to strangers?)
If I’m missing a fact or two that might put Barnes & Noble in a slightly better light here, I hope somebody will tell me.
November 8, 2007
October 31, 2007
October 29, 2007
“SPOILER” WARNING: I believe somebody did nail this immediately, so you might want to avoid reading the comments section if you want to play along at home.
My own early guess, oddly enough, ties into this semi-Arlo strip Nicole sent me aout five minutes after I received Janice’s e-mail.
October 23, 2007
For some reason, almost all the comics that made me laugh out loud this month were published on October 11.
Lola: Hey, and I was at work when it happened!
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