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Coming Soon: Real Dunder Mifflin Paper

The Office firm to put 'quabity first' in Staples deal

(Newser) - Fans of the Office will soon be able to buy paper made by their favorite company—though instead of purchasing it from Dwight Schrute, they’ll have to get their reams through Staples. The office-supply giant’s Quill.com has reached a licensing deal with NBCUniversal to sell Dunder Mifflin... More »

Get Ready for Grateful Dead Skateboards

Wine, snowboards also among new merchandising deals

(Newser) - The Dead are looking for new ways to live on, and they’ve settled on skateboards. In a new business deal, remaining members of the Grateful Dead have agreed to put their logos on a range of new items, including Wines That Rock, Dregs skateboards, and Burton snowboards. But they’... More »

Bunny Logo Multiplies, Collectors Disgusted

Push for licensing bucks annoys hard-core fans

(Newser) - Playboy bunny logos have been multiplying like rabbits, appearing on everything from tanning spray and lighters to drinks promising to boost the libido. But longtime bunny collectors-- people like Ken Ritchie of Memphis, whose collection of Playboy paraphernalia fills a wing of his house--are not impressed. "How many guys... More »

Black Eyed Peas: Sellouts in Post-Sellout World

(Newser) - It is still possible for a musician to “sell out” in this hyper-commercialized world, says Seth Stevenson, who hangs on to the concept partly because of the pain he feels when a favorite song is co-opted—it’s like finding out a smart, cute girl “spends her weekends... More »

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