Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Mostly Cloudy

I'm sorry to announce that The Cup of Joe has lost its first and only corporate sponsor: the 32 metro-area locations of Melanoma Tan.

The locally-based Melanoma Tan apparently has been bought out by the San Fernando-based Wrinkle Tan, and we here at The Cup of Joe simply aren't part of this new corporate conglomerate's marketing mix.

An overly tan spokeswoman for Wrinkle Tan told me that the new combined operations of the company will be consolidated under the name Cancer Tan to "more accurately reflect the large varieties of cancers, including basal-cell carcinoma and squamous-cell carcinoma, that our customers enjoy."

In addition, the overly tan spokeswoman also told me that all metro-area Cancer Tan locations will offer their very popular "kids tan free" benefit for all gold-level members, and that any member who is diagnosed with cancer during the month of August will receive 25 percent off all tanning accessories and accelerants.

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