Who is behind the Office Max blog?

I just got linked from the Office-Max blog. It seems to be some kind of corporate blog but there is no “about” page or any clue as to its author. There are frequent gratuitous references to visiting Office-Max which would suggest the dead hand of a marketing professional is at work here… on the other hand, it also points to articles about Office Max accounting difficulties. The first post covers the resignation of its CEO over this issue.

So I’m left puzzled: who is behind this curious blog?

Is it a corporate stunt and thus a contender for a Hughtrain Beyond Lame award? An example of a corporate on a learning curve? A rogue employee who loves stationery but doesn’t like management?

Am I being naive?

Any thoughts?

4 thoughts on “Who is behind the Office Max blog?

  1. Johnnie Moore

    Regarding the Shapelle Corby case in Indonesia and her unfair, unjust conviction of 20 years in a Bali jail … The media and country officials say, “Respect their legal system?” You want people of the world to respect a corrupt, out-dated, unfair legal system that tries people as “your guilty, prove your innocence”? Are you out of what’s left of your mind? They didn’t finger print the bags, she had to prove her innocence, they rejected testimonies, they didn’t even ask her “who do you work for – are there others we can go after?” She got 20 years (potentially the death penalty; faced by a FIRING SQUAD; what is this, World War I or II?) for possessing a plant which Canada is about to LEGALIZE [Quote from an article on http://www.StopTheDrugWar.org “The only sensible course of action is to end the pointless prohibition of a substance that is neither more dangerous nor more addictive than alcohol or tobacco, and one that has reportedly been smoked by more than 10 million Canadians at some point in their lives,” the editorial concluded. “It’s time to make official what Vancouver’s authorities have evidently already accepted, and legalize marijuana.”] … Then, (if you were so serious about locking up this woman for LIFE/DEATH PENALTY, what about those she worked for? Gosh, where did she get the pot IF it was hers? Where’s the REAL INTEREST in SOLVING this crime and locking up MORE DRUGGIES. Why stop here? Why do they think they can lock up ONE LADY and think they’ve cleaned up the world? The farmers growing all the pot are laughing on their yachts right now. “No worries, we’ll find another sucker …” Meanwhile, one potentially, very innocent young woman faces life in a dirty, rotten, filthy, Indonesian can with 7 other women and one hole to squat in. Oh, don’t forget the one bucket of dirty water to bathe in. — What’s more in American and Australia, she’d probably get 5-10 years and out for good behavior – oh, while being housed in her own cell, with her own BED, possibly 1 roommate; not 7 on a floor, where they never turn out the lights. The local Indonesian media calls for her execution by gun fire and locals have stormed the court demanding that the 27 year old be put to death. Okay, if they get their wish, well, we’ll remember what they said and how they treat foreigners. Our move? We just won’t visit their country any more; we can’t! We can’t trust them to provide us the due process of law (to protect the rest of our lives; “she won’t be able to get married, have children; 20 years in jail is like LIFE in jail.) We won’t fund your need for aid; we’ll let you serve YOUR (ECONOMIC) PRISON term (tit for tat); and if you ever get attacked by one of your blood-thirsty neighbors, well, we’ll remember how you treated someone (who just really might be very innocent). Remember this, 3rd world countries, if you want our love, you must love. If you want our BILLIONS IN AID, you must show us some respect. I guess, I just don’t see any love from this nation or those in this region; never have; throughout history.) Again, this region received billions of dollars from Australia and other prosperous nations. Sadly there is no mistake. Bali continues to ‘bite the hand that feeds them’ by denying citizens of the world a fair trial and conditions in jail anywhere beyond the lowest level of human rights. Hey travelin’ folks, if you want to live in a “fantasy world” then travel to these 3rd world, government-corrupt countries (and take your chances) with countries whose CONSTITUTIONS are a farce and not as strong or fair to the citizens of its own country (heaven forbid foreigners of prosperous nations) like America, Canada, European countries and Australia. If Corby is not freed, this will be an injustice the world over and we will never forgive the corrupt Indonesian country (and those like it). Very simply, this will be the very beginning of a quiet and steady withdraw of tourism to these poor, corrupt, 3rd world nations; basically (and only based on commonsense) OUT OF OUR OWN FEAR – that ANY ONE OF US COULD BE NEXT! Simply, every one should make other plans and not travel to these nations UNTIL their governments change for the better, i.e., come main-stream with the rest of the civilized world IN THIS CENTURY, please; apologize for a swift conviction and set Shapelle Corby free. Even airport workers are known to have been paid green cash to smuggle drugs in people


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