Circuit City apologizes to Mad Magazine for parody purging bonfires

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Circuit City has apologized for their temporary hissy fit over Mad Magazine‘s “Sucker City” ad parody and will begin selling America’s favorite pre-teen humor magazine once again.

Better yet, they got an embarrassed PR goon gifted with a Mad-style sense of humor to write the apology note!

As a gesture of our apology and deep respect for the folks at MAD Magazine, we are creating a cross-departmental task force to study the importance of humor in the corporate workplace and expect the resulting Powerpoint presentation to top out at least 300 pages, chock full of charts, graphs and company action plans.

In addition I have offered to send the MAD Magazine Editor a $20.00 Circuit City Gift Card, toward the purchase of a Nintendo Wii….if he can find one!

Excellent response, Circuit City. Harvey Kurtzman himself would be hoo-hah proud. Or, in the immortal words of Bill “Chicken Fat” Elder: “Portzebie.”

Circuit City Sorry For Commanding Employees To Destroy Mad Mag’s “Sucker City” Parody [Consumerist]

Previously: Circuit City stores ordered to destroy copies of Mad Magazine that mocks them

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9 Responses to Circuit City apologizes to Mad Magazine for parody purging bonfires

  1. Anonymous says:

    No, no no! Not “Portzebie”: “Potrzebie”!

    –Milton

  2. evohollywood says:

    The correct spelling is actually Potrzebie…I should know, my dad
    wrote a book about it.

    Evan Moore

  3. John Brownlee says:

    I know that’s the correct spelling… but I don’t think it’s the one Kurtzman and Elder used!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Isn’t Circuit City’s current ad campaign something like “we are simpletons,” “we are simple,” or something like that?

    Oh, wait here it is: “simplicity guaranteed”
    I think they nailed that one.

  5. John Brownlee says:

    Damn. I guess Elder wouldn’t have said that then.

  6. evohollywood says:

    It is according to Wikipedia.

    Evan Moore

  7. devophill says:

    I just gotta say… Al Feldstein. No disrespect to any previous guys, but seriously… Al Feldstein.

  8. Jake0748 says:

    Well, that just goes to show ya… I always thought it was Potzribie.

  9. Downpressor says:

    Fester Bestertester works at Circuit City now?

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