A Great Shock & Japanese Magazines Half Off

Makoto is allow to watch a little bit of Noggin (his favorite channel–shows pre-school level shows like Max and Ruby, a particular favorite) each morning after breakfast while I check email.

After finishing email this morning, I noticed the Noggin show had a black warning stripe at the bottom of the screen reminiscent of a tornado warning.

The weather being nice, I decided to actually read what it said.

The non-tornado tornado warning stripe said this:

Alert! Alert! Alert! Attention TWC and Bright House Network customers. Starting tonight, you will lose this channel and 18 others from your TV including Nickelodeon, Noggin, MTV, VH1, Spike, Comedy Central, and TV Land. Don’t miss out on your favorite shows. You can stop this! TWC customers call 1-800-762-3786, Bright House customers call 1-866-309-3279 and DEMAND THEY KEEP THESE CHANNELS! Must be 18 years or older to call.

(Text swiped from here (I hope you don’t mind!))

Naturally I panicked. I mean, I could care less about MTV, VH1, Spike, or Comedy Central–in fact I would pay not to get those channels–but to not have Noggin, well, that would just take away every bit of leverage we have over Makoto! That would not be good.

While I was fumbling to call the phone number, which was scrolling faster than my fingers could type, Yumi walked in and said, “You know that is a recorded episode.” Makoto was blissfully watching a show that was on weeks ago. The problem with Comcast and Noggin had already been resolved.


Point two. We put most of our Japanese magazines on clearance sale–Half off–for Super Suiyoubi sale yesterday.

We had a tremendous response last night. It probably depleted half of our magazine stock. But we still have too many left, especially Orange Page. If you like cooking, please, please, please take a look at our Orange Page back issues.

Pam, who is in charge of shipping, would like to see the sale go on a little longer. So we will probably keep it going until tomorrow.

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