Tuesday, February 15, 2011

New York Department of Transportation

I try to get to Boston each Baseball Season to catch The Yankees at Fenway. In 1998 I noticed something out of the ordinary.

This response is further proof that government employees are dull and boring...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Frito Lay

Hal often has ideas to make existing products better, this is one of those times. I'd written Frito Lay in 1998, Now it was Hal's turn

This is basically a slightly personalized form letter. At least they mentioned Olga. Hal always seemed like more of a Lacey or Misty kind of guy to me.

Such a great idea and all they sent was some lousy coupons!?

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Frito Lay

I decided to write to Frito Lay. It seemed that their "Rold Gold' product was a natural partner for the "Non-Shop" concept.

All letters from "Gabe's Non-Shop" go out with this handy, informational pamphlet. Brian designed this and I think the "Non-Shop" concept may have been his idea or suggestion.

Their response is generic. They even sent the original letter back.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Hollister Co.

This letter is based on a bad experience a friend had at Hollister.

This is in fact a photo of the actual potato that was sent to them

Here it is in it's shipping container.

I expected a quick response. When none had arrived after about a month I wrote back.

I'm not too excited about Tom's reply.

They never answered my followup. I have reason to believe they found this website and decided not to play my reindeer games anymore.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Brown Sheep Company

A new letter AND the debut of a new alias. Only time will tell if he sticks. Is Aunt Ernestine the new Uncle Irwin?

Not sure why but I'm digging this envelope.

A classic hand written response. Someone actually spent more than 30 seconds on this. Kudos to them!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Warner Brothers Studio Stores

For some reason when it came to cartoon characters, Elmer J. Fudd was always my man. I feel like he's gotten short shrift though, respect wise. This letter addresses that.

I waited 10 months and this is the best they could do? Bastards!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Joe's American Bar & Grill

Barney Norman LOVES his potatoes. I really expected a cease & desist on this one.