By Gary Bogue
Friday, November 17th, 2006 at 10:06 am in Press releases.
Excuse me for venting, but sometimes you just need to share things with your friends. Please bear with me as I voice this primal scream.
On the average, I get about 15-20 press releases a day in my morning e-mail from companies trying to get me to publicize their products in my daily newspaper column in the Times. Not a problem. It goes with the turf and sometimes there will be something I can use. Some of them are also pretty awful.
Here, in my opinion, is the dumbest press release I’ve received this month:
LOS ANGELES/EWORLDWIRE/Nov. 14, 2006 — The company Political Pet Toys has launched its new range of pet chew toys for Christmas today. The brand new chew toys that have been added to the range includes Donald Rumsfeld, Karl Rove, Kim of North Korea and the president of Iran.
… Although family members of soldiers, democrats and republicans will want their dogs to rip these toys to shreds, it is not possible in the literal sense, as each chew toy is made from a PVC-RUBBER compound so as to be soft on the animals’ gums and will last for years. Political Pet Toys can be purchased on-line … and will also be stocked in pet stores across the U.S. …
Thanks. I feel better all ready.