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Is it just me, or does "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium" sound suspiciously like a rip-off of Troy McClure's "The Contrabulous Fabtraption of Professor Horatio Hufnagel"?

Posted by COMTE | November 8, 2007 3:33 PM

they're raising toys by the pound?

that shouldnt be to hard considering all that lead in the ones from china.

Posted by pissy mcslogbot | November 8, 2007 3:33 PM

I was just reading up. Seattle is trying to raise 1,200 pounds and among the ten cities (L.A., NY, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Denver and some others) they will combined they're weights to equal (hopefully) 12,000. That's going to be tough. Seattle is utilizing the scale at Northwest Harvest for their offical weigh-in on the 12th. That's sweet.

Posted by Adam on Alki | November 8, 2007 3:39 PM

So Mr. Poe comes across as a grouchy hardass on the comment threads when really he's just a pussy. What a disappointment. Fuck you, Mr Poe! Fuck you!

Posted by Hah! | November 8, 2007 3:39 PM

I sent you the warning e-mail late last night because on the way home I started to feel uneasy about how you would take my joke about killing your dog in the note with the flowers. Anyway, glad you liked 'em!

It's the first time I've ever ordered flowers for anybody. I was disgusted with the prices. Next time I'll chop off three of my neighbors roses and wrap them with the "books" section of the Stranger. $43 for 3 next-day smart-ass roses? Pa-reeeze.

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 8, 2007 3:41 PM

AND he's moved ahead of me in the "creepy commentator competing for Amy Kate's virtual pats on the head" sweepstakes! Damn you, Poe!

Posted by Fnarf | November 8, 2007 3:41 PM

Can't we just send a lead-encrusted gift certificate from WalMart?

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 8, 2007 3:42 PM


Deep down, wayyy deep down, I'm a teddy bear. Kind of like Mudede, only way awesomer [sic].

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 8, 2007 3:43 PM

Mr. Poe, how perfectly sweet.

Posted by mj | November 8, 2007 3:47 PM

Flower delivery within your own city is across the board a giant ripoff. And my beloved dog did die recently, but my new one would tear your head off if you messed with him, so I wasn't worried. I do have a sense of humor. Sometimes. Compared to other copyeditor types.

Posted by Amy Kate Horn | November 8, 2007 3:48 PM

You're right about the decapitation. Just last week, this psychotic Shih Tzu tore off my arm and both my legs. With the utmost relief, I'm all better now. Duct tape solves everything.

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 8, 2007 3:52 PM

I do love Mr. Poe, but he theatened to kill your dog? Sometimes I don't get your sense of humor, Poe..

Posted by wha? | November 8, 2007 4:30 PM

Very smooth move! Not to be a cynic, but you could totally use this story to get yourself laid. Not that you NEED help, I'm sure...

Posted by Irena | November 8, 2007 4:31 PM

I'm not really down with donating toys for something associated with movies. My toy donations go to kids in hospitals based on my love of video games. Check out for more info. Started locally by the guys from penny arcade.

Posted by drew | November 8, 2007 4:33 PM

wait... what did poe do yesterday? link?

Posted by infrequent | November 8, 2007 4:56 PM


I didn't threaten to kill Amy's dog, "wha?". If you knew how it was written, you wouldn't find it at all insidious. As for loving me/sometimes not getting my sense of humor: you probably shouldn't "love me", and based on your reaction to the comments/info above, you should scratch the 'sometimes' seeing how you obviously do not get my sense of humor.


I don't need any help getting laid. Especially from the Stranger.


You won't find the comments. They were removed by Amy. Hence the e-mails/getting mad at me, et. al.

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 8, 2007 5:05 PM

I wish I knew what the heck went down. Hilarious, though.

Posted by Amelia | November 8, 2007 5:08 PM

oh, poe.

Posted by adrian | November 8, 2007 5:41 PM

Don't worry, Mr. Poe. If anyone here loves you, it's the tie-you-up-and-whip-you kind of love.

Posted by Irena | November 8, 2007 5:56 PM

COMMENT DELETED: Off-topic (and potentially libelous)

We remove comments that are off topic, threatening, or commercial in nature, and we do not allow sock-puppetry (impersonating someone else)—or any kind of puppetry, for that matter. We never censor comments based on ideology.

Posted by wha? | November 8, 2007 6:43 PM

Ooooooooookay. It would be greatly appreciated if #20 was deleted, and it would be equally appreciated if Slog sent me #20's e-mail address if it doesn't appear to be bogus, for reasons that shouldn't have to be discussed on any blog.


Posted by Mr. Poe | November 8, 2007 6:55 PM

What an interesting exchange in 20/21... I'm very intrigued. But Poe, you've a looooong way to go before Slog starts catering to your notions. Good luck.

Posted by Amelia | November 8, 2007 7:02 PM

Shouldn't you be whoring/vomiting yourself up for the next season of America's Next Top Model?

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 8, 2007 7:06 PM

Now Mr. Poe has to send Amelia some flowers.

Posted by Hah! | November 8, 2007 7:14 PM

Yeah. That'll happen.


Thank you, Amy. (For removing #20.)

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 8, 2007 7:25 PM

Yes, Mr. Poe. Thanks for reminding me! How dare I get distracted?

On that note, enjoy my latest blog post.

Posted by Amelia | November 8, 2007 7:30 PM

And, of course, I'm disappointed to have overestimated you, Slog! Grr.

Posted by Amelia | November 8, 2007 7:36 PM

I used to help coordinate a big community toy drive every Christmas and Easter, and I really miss it. It was a lot of work, but a lot of fun.

Posted by catalina vel-duray | November 8, 2007 8:18 PM

yo Poe:
you can have my bogus email, then send me flowers, or lead toys, or tots(tater-please), but not those crispy crown things, those things are cheap imitations. like me, of you....

Posted by pissy mcslogbot | November 8, 2007 9:09 PM

Will you all please take a minute to donate money or books or a Cabbage Patch Kid to a child in need?

Posted by Amy Kate | November 8, 2007 9:38 PM

What, people at The Stranger get pissed off by Slog commenters? Who knew?

Posted by Real Amelia | November 8, 2007 10:53 PM

Okay, Amy Kate, you win. V. sorry.

As for you, impostor... Well, you're just silly.

Posted by Amelia | November 8, 2007 11:23 PM

silly as punch, you are!!!
now get, silly imposter head..
don't come back you.... poopy pants, you.

Posted by pissy mcslogbot | November 8, 2007 11:34 PM

I truly love how mentally retarded Slog gets at night.

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