But ThinkGeek wasn't done yet. It used the opportunity to promote its entire line of pork-related products (bacon salt, bacon soap, bacon-flavored envelopes), which are listed side by side with its zombie products because, as the blog notes, "we like to mix our meats." Using the special promotional code PORKBOARD nets you $10 off any purchase of $40 or more through the end of this month.
You can't get better advertising than that -- at least, if you're on the unicorn side of things. As for the NPB, well, I can't think of a more appropriate use of the word "hamfisted."
This is yet another example of the Streisand effect, or what inevitably happens when some powerful swine tries to bully someone into submission on the Net. (Who do they think they are -- Apple?) The porkers clearly do not understand the magnifying power of the Internet -- or at least, they didn't until yesterday.
You'd think by now they'd realize that, thanks to the InterWebs, everyone's got a megaphone. And as long as the Net remains open and neutral, it will stay that way.
Th-th-th-that's all, folks.
Is this all just a pig in a poke? (And what does that phrase actually mean?) Post your thoughts below or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.