November 6, 2012 by calvinette
Is this a thing now?
I remember when I was a kid and my aunt would buy us kids Happy Meals at McDonald’s, and they’d always throw in one collector’s glass from whatever super rad movie was out in theaters at the time. You’d collect all four of them and you’d end up with a really classy set of Peanuts or Star Wars drinking glasses. Those were seriously the best. We used to fight over who got to drink out which glasses.
Then recently I learned that during the Depression, different businesses such as movie theaters would try to attract people — specifically mothers — to visit their establishment with the promise of free glassware. Hence the term Depression glass, which you probably hear a lot about if you watch The Antiques Road Show as much as I do. Wait, no? Just me? OK.
Anyway, Joel here does not say whether the dear head is a free gift with the purchase of a magazine subscription or just this particular issue of Spin, featuring Linkin Park.
I don’t know enough about the music the kids are listening to right now but I am kind of sure that Linkin Park was a big deal maybe 10 years ago or something? Anyway I’m sure it must be a truly inspiring interview.
But I’m just not sure about the deer head. I don’t have anything against hunting as a source of food. Decorating with severed heads is a little weird to me but whatever. It’s not my house.
I’m trying to think of something that might make more sense together.
A $50 bottle of wine and a free Pez dispenser?
A $50 sewing machine and a free sleeping bag?
A $50 camera and a free Yo Gabba Gabba birthday party pack?
Am I naming random things I can see from my desk? Yes. Yes, I am.
Well, then. I think we may have cracked Joel’s code.