City Desk

Inferring Job Security From Promotional Items: Why Not?

City Paper's new-found promotional intensity does not end with hats. Last week, we got magnets.

They're nice, but they made me kinda nervous because I didn't edit any of the stories featured. What do the marketing people know that I don't? I worried.

Today I'm feeling more sanguine about my prospects for continued employment, because: PENS!

Piles of ’em, on top of the filing cabinet where the office supplies are! And check out what they're promoting:

Yeah, buddy! Young & Hungry? I edit it! Black Plastic Bag? I've totally posted on it! City List? Hey, those InCopy files don't drag themselves onto the server, pal!

Maybe I'll buy that new TV after all.

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  • http://www.upsetthesetup.com Upset The Setup

    i want my black plastic bag pens joe

  • The Man

    Biting the hand that feeds you might not be the best course of action. Unless your resume is on fire and your ready for the politico...Sweeeeet!

  • J

    These were probably dirt cheap or a trade deal. They look cheap.

  • http://www.avclub.com/content/home Matthew Borlik

    City List pens.

    Fucking City List pens, Ben Eason.

  • http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/sexist Amanda Hess

    the pens write quite nicely, actually

  • Matt S

    no fucking pen is going save your ass.

  • Matt S

    Can you send me some?

  • http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com Arthur Delaney

    Why is Creative Loafing spending money on this crap?

  • Mike Riggs

    City List pens? No shit?

    My section is soooooo important. I get it now.

  • Eaton

    Glad the Loaf liked my cover (Nice Ass!) more than my job.

  • Amanda Hess

    I want the whole Joe Eaton collection! Wherefore art thou, comically oversized Heavy T-shirts?

  • Eaton

    Pete's cover and job, I should have said.

    You've got something there, Amanda. You guys could make some cash off CP cover inspired T-shirts.

  • http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com Mark Athitakis

    I want a T-shirt made out of a rusty yard car!

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