Circuit City lost its sense of humor, but just for a short few hours. Mad Magazine did a parody of Circuit City "located just across the street from Best Buy" and the corporation demanded the magazine be pulled from the few stores where it is actually sold.
Soon after, the Circuit City PR people decided that this might have been an overreaction and issued a pretty clever apology.
Implications - The apology issued reads, "most of us at Circuit City share a rich sense of humor and irony... but there are occasional temporary lapses. We apologize for the knee-jerk reaction." It's nice to know that the company can have a sense of humor and let the little things slide.
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