Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Panels 6 and 7 of A Castleton Christmas Carol. 

A response to Stewart's facebook post about their premium candy bars as stocking stuffers. I loved their chocolate bars, even though the Castleton store usually only had caramel and raspberry. (Why? Selling all the varieties would have been profitable enough with me as the only customer, since I thought so many! Yeah right -- they tried to save the store. I call B.S.)

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Panels 4 and 5 of A Castleton Christmas Carol 

And the latest doctored image, original taken rom the Stewart's facebook page

Friday, December 19, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A commenter on the original video post on the Stewart's FB page (appears to be an employee) labeled it "creepy." Well, yeah. I may never be able to eat sherbet again, regardless of the boycott.

This semester's evaluations are coming along. (Enoigh said.) We have an economic development meeting tonight, so grading will have to keep.

And...stay tuned. Another panel of "A Castleton Christmas Carol" is coming.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

I thought dollar bills were the only thing Stewart's listened to, but apparently, it's a scoop of ice cream with eyeballs! And I'm the one who was called crazy?

Last week, in my post about the Stewart's song, I wrote that I felt a Nileston News brewing. Well, here it is: the first two panels of A Castleton Christmas Carol.

Monday, December 15, 2014

The shill activity continues. A new one surfaced yesterday. He alleges to be a 90+ year old WWII vet who said he is praying for me and will ask his congregation to do the same because I am mentally unstable and remind him of his daughter who is also mentally ill. LOL! My mother was furious when she read this bully's post on our FOCSS page. She said, if he os really a WWII vet, it's a wonder we won the war. And, if the FB picture is really him, it was taken 40 year ago. LOL again. I think I know who he may be, as the writing style is telling. Let me put it this way, it is someone very important over at Stewart's. At the same time the new social media person is busily threatening commenters and hiding comments. Hopefully, they are being paid adequately for this job! Ya think maybe the boycott and advocacy are working?

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Today's images. Stewart's is now selectively hiding negative comments from others on their facebook page. 1,000 wasp stings hurt pretty bad, evidently.

Take away message: Boycott is working.

Take away message #2: Stewart's is a mean company. Give your business to ShopRite and Dairy Direct instead -- they appreciate Castleton!

PS Welcome new visitors.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Apparently, I have offended Gary Dake with my satire. I stood with Castleton, and Stewart's said I was unethical!
Today's fun.
 The new social media hire at Stewart's has been pumping out posts. The original post was a slap in the face, so I doctored it to be more truthful.

  But not to worry, Santa and the Spokescow are Standing With Castleton and Boycotting Stewart's.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Today as a "TBT" post on facebook, Stewart's put up the following sheet music:

This was almost too good to be true! I made some revisions, as follows:

I think that's a bit more honest for the 21st Century -- don't you?

PS I feel a Nileston News brewing

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

I plan to conduct more Stewart's advocacy efforts here, now that I can't occupy their facebook page any longer. That was always the plan, but I didn't expect it to take this long to get blocked so I had sort of forgotten about it.

It will be good to chronicle the effort in more detail here. I know it's basically all I have been writing about here, aside from a brief mention or two about the looming end of semester. But I have not been doing much writing here lately in general, as my time has been absorbed elsewhere. There is all the Castleton advocacy, from facebook and the boycott, to conversations with ShopRite, to economic development research.

I got a Kindle Fire tablet. (It's awesome.) I've been doing some reading on my regular Kindle, one pleasure book (TR & Taft, The Bully Pulpit) and one teaching-related (College Girls). And of course there is always what seems to be endless grading to do.
Wow, what a nasty day!

I'm not sure whether this is unrelated...

Last night I tweeted the boycott numbers to Gary Dake and Stewart's Shops, and I also tweeted yesterday's picture. Shortly afterwards I had the following exchange:

 Today I tweeted the Banned picture & this one from a few weeks ago.

...but, I meant the weather, of course.

Monday, December 08, 2014

Stewart's must have finally hired a social media person, because today they blocked me from being able to comment on their facebook posts. I thought it would happen much sooner! The boycott and other advocacy must be having an impact. Remember...100 people who spent $1,000 annually but now boycott = $100,000. 500 people X $2,500 annually = 1.25 million. 1,000 people X $6,000 annually = 6 million. These are not crazy or unrealistic numbers. Gas customers spend much more. It's 1,000 wasp stings.

Here's today's picture. The SpokesCow wants to Stand With Castleton.

Friday, December 05, 2014

Grand opening of the Stewart's East Greenbush mega-store today.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Great thanksgiving and now...one week left on campus! Grades due 12/22. How can this be?