These are some of the latest responses. If you haven't already seen them, check out the earlier ones, too.
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I just happend to drift to this page and read about your problem and I wanted to tell you that me and my wife and three kids will be joining this boycot. If we don't stand together then we will hang together.
Internetwork free or die!
Get a clue! Have you figured out yet that the internet is more powerful that you originally thought? I can't believe that you are still playing this imbecilic war with Roadkills-R-Us! I sent you a letter at the beginning of the month and wandered over to RRU to see if there was a resolution and CAN'T believe that it's still going on. You can now forget the temporary boycott from me....it's become a permanent one! Good Luck with your bottom line!
I just finished spending a [heck] of a lot of money in your stores over the last year. The operative word is finished unless you guys knock off stuff like this. This is HUMOR. You are going to get far more BAD publicity from doing stuff like this them you would ever have lost in sales from a supposed trademark infringement. Get a life guys. You should be proud that someone would think that you were even worth satirizing. You have a good company. Stick to running it and go away.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What's the matter with your pals at Toys-'R-Us? A humor defficiency? Until they get the professional help they need, you really should leave the Road Kills-'R-Us web site alone! If you do, I might shop at Toys-'R-Us NEXT X-mas!!!
I've been boycotting them for over 5 years now. Perhaps a petty reason, but I drive highway truck for a living, and had to pull a couple of loads for them.
My wife and I used to run team, and when we'd get to the designated TRU store, talk about rude and crude people.
Access to their washroom facilities refused to my wife. And this was not an isolated situation. It's our opinion that this was a chain wide company policy.
Guess what?...Walmart works for us.
Thanks for organising this boycott, and good luck in the litigation.
Doesn't sound so petty to me. What sounds petty is TRU's attitude!
It would seem that, knowingly or not, TRU is vying seriously against Congress and the White House for the "duh, I don't get it" award.
And, if that wasn't enough, they're pulling an Intel by not admitting to making a mistake in the first place.
Yeah, I won't shop in their stores anymore. Techno-cavepeople like these make my skin crawl.
Have these pedants left you alone yet? Have they decided that the temporary brain hemorrhage which caused this bout of blithering idiocy can be cured?
Maybe they can hassle one person, but I guarantee you that if ten thousand people put R-Us at the end of their Web page names, they'll reconsider.
I have some news for Toys-R-Us: there are thousands of legitimate businesses out there which end in R-Us, several of which were around before they were. The reason why they don't threaten them and why they threaten you is that if they threaten a real business owner, they'll get their pants sued off, while simply taking a giant Geoffrey whizz on the Internet seems to be de rigeur.
Send 'em a chill pill: threaten to sue them back.
Well, on to the contest. I suppose names like McRoadKill's, RoadKill King, K-RoadKill, WalRoadKill, IBRoadKill, MicroRoadKill, etc. would all be just as troublesome as RRU. Perhaps Flat Giraffe would do.
What ever happened to Kiddie City anyway. Who knows, you might just end up taking the same route. Buy a 5th of scotch and just reeellaaax.
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