We can't disclose full contest entries yet, but we can let you see a few [more] of the letters of support we have received. Meanwhile, write letters to or call Geoffrey! Alert Michael Nesmith! Write a Sonata in E Major! (Maybe we can get on TV when the API is sent in to wipe us out!)
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Remember, you must send the letters to TRU via us, or at least Cc: us on email, if you want to qualify for the contest!
Names will be added after the contest is over.
Some of these have been lightly edited purely for spelling, grammar, or strong language. My comments are emphasized just like this text.
I don't have a name for your contest - I like the one you've got!
Rather than do your research, you apparently decided to turn into what looks remarkably to us like a bully -- and a clueless bully at that. To reiterate what you've already been told: Roadkills R Us is not a business. It doesn't sell anything. It has no stationary, no signs, no physical presence in the known universe. It has no telephone number. You have apparently not, to date, understood this concept, as evidenced by your continuing mail harrassment of Mr. O'Neal.
If that were all you were guilty of, we wouldn't be writing this letter. But unfortunately, you went further: You stated that not only did Mr. O'Neal have to change the name of his web page, he would have to clear that name change with your lawyers so that you could decide whether or not he could use it, and you cited such forbidden alternatives as anything containing the word ``Us'' preceded by a preposition (such as ``and'' and ``for''). You have also apparently tried to get Mr. O'Neal's Internet access revoked.
As you well know, such idiocy would be laughed out of court. No citizen of this country is answerable to your company for the use of the word ``Us'' preceded by various prepositions in any forum whatsoever. And your attempt to bar Mr. O'Neal from the Internet smacks of a violation of every citizen's right to freedom of speech.
We can only conclude that Toys R Us has decided to throw its weight around simply because it feels it can. Such behavior will not endear your company to anyone who hears about it, and we intend to see that many people hear about it.
We also intend to make our opinion known by voting against Toys R Us in the manner it will best understand: We will be taking our (considerable) business elsewhere until such time as you stop harrassing Mr. O'Neal. We will also encourage our friends, acquaintances, and medical colleagues to do the same.
Dr. X and Y Z
Don't change the name, though.
It's all just too wierd. I wonder what would happen if Saturday Nite Live were to run a skit? They say there is the possibility that RRU could be confused with TRU- you wonder what TRU is offering out of their stores!
Obvoiusly the people at Toys-R-Us have small pea-sized brains, with two brain cells, one which looks around for words containing the -R-US, and the other which is used to push this big red button, which instructs their lawyers to sue your [beast of burden] off!
It is not on! And I will never, never, never ever go to their stores anymore (not that I ever did) and will discourage every single person I meet to do so.
That is my new found quest!
And (as Ren would say it) to the guys at TRU:
"You ideeeots! Even Stimpy can out-think you!"Moa will soon devote some web space to your page (and my new-found cause), and mail you and everybody else the URL. Keep fighting!...
And they can't sue me for that, cos 'R' is my middle initial!
After reading about your menu beef with roadkill are who I drove the 120 miles from my home in Mountain Home, AR to Springfield, Mo. to return the $[amount] purchases in toys for my Grandchildren and found like items for less at another vendors. I have E-Mailed the rest of my family to do the same as we do not like the tactics your board of directors has used in its attack on the roadkill page
Your thoughtless actions will cost you many $$$ in lost revenue and I think in no time at all your stock shares will suffer also. I and my family will stay away from toys r us until I read on the internet about you full apology to roadkill etc
At this time reparations are not needed but I suspect if you go to court you will also be paying for their legal expenses before this matter gets put to bed.
I can only dream of something like this happening to me so I can show them that experienced Internet users CANNOT be pushed around. But it is much more than that, it's freedom of speech, freeddom of expression, and a narrow miss of breaking any [trademark] laws. Give me a break, imagine the gall it takes to tell someone that they can't say "R' US" in public!
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Last updated: 25 October 2001