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The word is "swag", not "schwag".

Posted by Fnarf | April 17, 2008 11:57 AM

Mailing a tree wrapped in plastic placed in a tube placed in another tube is an ecological hate crime.

Macy's FTW!

Posted by David Schmader | April 17, 2008 12:00 PM

Schwing! A Fnarf Zing!

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 17, 2008 12:01 PM

Oh dear. That's an embarrassing error.

Posted by Brendan Kiley | April 17, 2008 12:03 PM

How about you put your fucking money where your mouth is and just use the fucking bag?

Posted by I'm a Nuclear Bomb | April 17, 2008 12:04 PM

Brendan, you're not really sending the bag to JC, are you? I need it for SIFF screeners.

Posted by annie | April 17, 2008 12:16 PM

@5 Seconded. It's the perfect size for putting your groceries in.

Posted by Gitai | April 17, 2008 12:46 PM

Hm, I wonder how many trees died to create the mailing tubes used to send out all those little saplings?

Yep, that's pretty green of you, Macy's.

And I've got a really good use for that bag, Brendan. However, it will require holding I'm A Nuclear Bomb down on the floor long enough to duct-tape it over his head...

Posted by COMTE | April 17, 2008 1:14 PM

It's either that, or your body's wait in jumk advertisements and catalogues every year.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | April 17, 2008 1:22 PM

Weight. My bad.

It's that, and your body's weight in junk advertisements and catalogues every year.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | April 17, 2008 1:24 PM

NapoleonXVI, that's how I keep my junk mail down -- I gain weight, so the proportion is less.

I'm guessing that 90% of those trees never get planted, and 90% of the ones that do are dead by the end of summer. Nothing gimmicky about that.

I wanna see someone send out Eco Awareness Paks with a little vial of PCBs.

Posted by Fnarf | April 17, 2008 1:30 PM

Last week I received a similar bag (from a different company, not Macys). It boldly proclaimed it was made from organic cotton (!!). When I looked carefully at the tag, the label said it was made in India! Does anyone know what the carbon footprint of shipping these so-called eco-friendly tote/grocery bags from INDIA is?

Still, now that I have it, I'll use it. These free swag bags kinda counter the Seattle Time's complaint that the poor people will be harmed by the $0.20 bag tax. I've picked up 3 of them that were being given away in the last 6 months.

Posted by Reverse Polarity | April 17, 2008 1:40 PM

The "Real Simple magazine" set must be creaming theyselves over all this virtuous loot!

Posted by SAra | April 17, 2008 2:10 PM

Chuck Taylors suck, aren't in style, and make anyone who wears them look like a retard from 1954.

Posted by ecce homo | April 17, 2008 2:12 PM

@14: Funny you should point those out. They were also swag, from the Jackass movie, I believe.

Posted by annie | April 17, 2008 3:30 PM

Gee, as long as we are getting all uppity about Macy's I wonder how much money that company just spent SUBSIDIZING your terribly lame fashion issue?

Fashion issue being a creative use, that wasn't so much about Seattle Fashion as it was selling one giant fucking glossy ad for Macy's.

Posted by I'm a Nuclear Bomb | April 17, 2008 3:41 PM

Those are enormous hands, Brendan; you must enormous penls!!!

Posted by Christopher Frizzelle's Enormous Penls | April 17, 2008 9:28 PM

Send me the tree, I will plant it. Seriously. Reply to me in the comments and we'll figure out how to make contact.

Posted by dr_awesome | April 18, 2008 8:09 AM

Don't worry, Dr. Awesome, I'll plant it.

@ 16: Don't be insane. I am not prohibited from criticizing a business just because they bought ads in the paper.

Posted by Brendan Kiley | April 18, 2008 9:31 AM

Criticize all you want Brendan. The point is your "Fashion Issue" was 34 pages. 23 of which were full page ads (mostly for Macy's) and nine pages (including half-page ads) of "editorial content."

Is that not a waste of paper? How much gas was used to deliver them?

Before you get all uppity, you might consider that.

Posted by Jeff | April 18, 2008 9:37 AM

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