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what does one send the network that has everything? [Jul. 31st, 2008|11:58 am]
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so, in the last few weeks - especially in the wake of the announcement of our shortened season - people have been asking me what they should send ABC family to show their love of "the middleman"... you know, to gently tell them of your love of the show...but frankly, i'm stumped...

...i mean, there are so many iconic props for this show, so many images that convey what we're about - the mind reels at the thought of finding one that both conveys the names "the middleman" and "wendy watson"...

...truly, if there one one thing that could contain, with simple, iconic strokes, the names of these characters - what might it be?

what can i tell you, guys, no idea...and now i'm feeling kind of hungry.


[User Picture]From: primitiveskin
2008-08-28 04:39 am (UTC)


While I don't recommend that everybody try this, since it can be quite expensive, I decided to try a little bit of guerilla art. Seeing as how there is an advertisement on the ABC Family site for custom-printed M&Ms, I went ahead and placed an order to be delivered to Paul Lee of ABC Family in Burbank, California.

Messages can have eight characters on two lines, and this is what I chose:



Besides personal messages, you can also get the faces of people printed on the M&Ms, so I got a couple of jpegs of Matt and Natalie. Unfortunately, since I'm sending them directly to Paul Lee, I have absolutely no idea how well the printed images will turn out. Therefore, if word about these M&Ms should reach The Middleman production staff from the ABC Family corporate offices, I would appreciate hearing about the print quality of my M&M order.

Or, even better, the show gets renewed for another season, and The Middleman gang returns to the San Diego Comic-Con next year, not only in triumph, but also to a larger meeting room. Plus, some ABC Family marketing genius gets a raise for being struck by a bolt from out of the blue, having okayed the custom-printing of Official Middleman M&Ms to be given out as swag from the convention booth, and I'm somehow lucky enough to receive one of these aforementioned bags of M&Ms.

Long may The Middleman wave!
- Gavin
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[User Picture]From: primitiveskin
2008-09-04 05:20 am (UTC)

Maybe the Middleuniforms aroused suspicion

Unfortunately, the M&M folks declined to print my order with pics of Natalie and Matt, which I can understand. We can't exactly have people getting bootleg Middleman M&Ms made, just so they can try to unload them on unsuspecting eBayers. Anyway, I've resubmitted my order so that it's a little less guerrilla art, with just my "Save the Mddlman!" and "Art Crawl!" messages, plus an ironic, personalized Get Well Soon greeting card. Sigh...
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