THE ROADKILLS-R-US CONTEST & GIVEAWAY
Thanks to Michael Lopez at Stanford
for the Name of the Daze.
[Russ, our new mascot,
came from an idea by
Steve Gibbs, but
blame Miles for the art (better art welcome). Steve's
name, along with all "Name of the Daze" providers, will
be entered in a special, extra prize drawing. We will
play with the name every day or so for a while.]
Because Toys-R-Us[TM] has threatened to sue us!!!
For Now, Though...
We've decided not to change the name.
They have no case. They have no clue. But you can
still refer to us as
At this point, we are fighting back (the Internet response has been
completely in our favor. Over 50,000 people
accessed this page alone in less than 2 weeks. Hundreds of them have
responded with entries and/or support. We got 3 emails that made no
sense, and 1 that said, "what do you expect?" Everyone else who has
responded thinks TRU is over the edge - except a couple of Toys-R-Us
employees who are now annoyed at me (they are welcome to boycott my
pages and see if I feel any economic impact 8^). We still
ask for letters of support to pass on, and the contest will run regardless.
The prizes will be awarded, no matter the outcome
of the battle with TRU.
Feel free to call them as well. Various phone numbers may be found
on our pages, or from information. Please don't assault your local
store, although you may want to tell them what's going on and ask them
to yell at HQ!
Join the boycott,
A whole mess of real roadkill stuff!
[If you like, we will throw in an authentic roadkill, providing
you pay shipping and handling expenses, including those to meet
all applicable laws and protect the carrier from stench, yuck &
[Name Portion Ended Feb 29, 1996!!!]
All you have to do is:
Roadkills-R-Us will award at least three prizes:
- send us and Toys-R-Us(TM) your feelings about this matter of the big giraffe
running smack over the adorable, little, furry creature just because
- publish or get published an article, news item, letter to the
editor, cartoon, etc in a widely read paper, magazine, or other
media outlet, or on a highly visible spot of a widely accessed web
page, about the Toys-R-Us(TM) attack on
- send us your cartoon, movie, audio clip, or whatever, that
we can use on our pages, depicting the Sordid Affair
- any other activity bringing this case to the public attention or
bringing pressure to bear on Toy-Lawyers-R-Them.
The prizes will be awarded regardless of any other outcome of
the Sordid Affair - unless the BATF, or some other government
agency, acting on its own or on behalf of Toys-R-Us(TM), seizes the
merchandise, in which case we will have another contest to
- the name we like best (whether we use it or not)
- the response to Toys-R-Us(TM) we like best
- the other thing we like best
- No profanity, slander, illegal threats, etc.
- Promises to boycott Toys-R-Us(TM)
and related companies are allowed. Who[m] are we
(if we existed) to argue with freedom of expression?
- RRU (Miles O'Neal) will retain all rights to winning entries.
- All email, faxes, letters, etc must be sent to RRU, who will
forward them to Toys-R-Us(TM) (for our verification purposes).
Email sent to Toys-R-Us(TM) and Cc'd or Bcc'd to RRU
will be eligible, as long as we can verify it's being sent.
- Original pages containing articles, letters to the editor, etc,
are prefered for verification purposes. FAXes or copies are
acceptable. A URL is sufficient for web pages.
- If RRU had personnel, neither their personnel, nor the antecedents,
nor their precedents, nor their descendants, nor their parasites,
nor their dogs, cats, snakes, or other pets, nor their household
vermin, nor their spatula,
nor the seed thereof, would be eligible for prizes. If RRU
existed in the first place. Which it doesn't. Never has. Never
will. Just to remind certain legal departments who have a hard time
retaining that datum.
Just Do It
So what are you waiting for? Use the handy form
to send us a name,
a letter, the negatives of the photos of a certain giraffe trading
military secrets for kisses!
Support From Our Fellow Netizens
Read some of the incredible
number of responses in support of RRU.
Previous Name Donors
"P.J. Buckway" and "Steve Gibbs-R-Us" (idea that resulted in)
Toys-R-Us(TM) is a registered trademark of Geoffrey, Inc.
[repeat ad infinitum, ad nauseum]
Roadkills-R-Us is a trademark of Miles O'Neal, despite
Threats-R-Us[tm]'s best efforts to date.
Roadkills-TWBARHBTRUTTS-Us are trademarks of Miles O'Neal. I
have to put this stuff here because of killjoys like Geoffrey and his Horde.
Last updated: 25 October 2001
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