Unshelved comic strip for 9/30/2004

A Modest Proposal

A new name for the to-be-relocated-and-renamed Montreal Expos: "The Washington Graft".

You heard it here first.

About your cow shirt...

T-shirts aren't forever. The designs fade, the colors start to go. It's even worse with dark-colored shirts, because the inks have to go on twice as thick and so tend to crack after repeated washings. Here at Overdue Media we've had good luck with our printer and the shirts they've made for us. It's been over a year since our first shirts and they still look pretty darned good.

But somehow something went wrong with the printing of some of our "Mad (About Reading) Cow" shirts. We've had scattered reports that after one or two washings the design is showing extreme wear. We may never know what it was - bad ink? insufficient setting time in the dryer? - but it doesn't really matter. If you have a defective shirt we're ready to make it up to you.

Here's how it works.

  1. Determine whether you have a bad shirt. Only a small number of shirts were affected, so please only respond if yours is demonstrably problematic:
    • This only applies to shirts where the cow is holding a book entitled "Clover". The "Cud" shirts (the ones we put on sale) weren't affected.
    • It looks like patches of the design are simply disappearing off the shirt. Because, um, they are.
  2. Send us email by October 15th with the following information:
    • One or both of the following: the email address you used to order the shirt or your order number (looks like "9TV99674JB788213H")
    • The style (crew neck, v-neck), color (red, pink, green), and size (S,M,L,XL,2XL,3XL) of the affected shirt(s)
    • The correct name and address to send it to
  3. After October 15th we'll reprint your shirt and send it off to you

I want to emphasize again that this only affected a portion of the shirts we sold. Obviously we're very sorry if you got one of the bad ones. Our printer says in their years of business they've never seen anything like this before - it's just a fluke. Sadly, it's our fluke and now yours. We will make it up to you as quickly as possible.

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