Friday, March 11, 2011

Noted

From the EV Grieve inbox:
A buddy of mine and I just started a delivery service in Manhattan we’re calling Thanks, Bro. Basically, it’s a gift delivery service that lets guys say thank you like a man — without the emasculation of sending fruit, flowers, and candy, but rather by way of beer and beef jerky instead. Featuring a range of beer and gourmet jerky options, we’re a mom and pop-type operation with a price point around fifty bucks. The branding and ordering process is very guy-oriented – basically you show up to thanks-bro.com, pick your six-pack, your jerky, your delivery container (we intend to expand this to replica NFL helmets and other dude-ish options of that nature), give us you and the bro you want to thank’s info, pick your thank you note type and message, and click submit. We email back with a paypal invoice and to clear up any questions about the order, and done and done. We show up at the apt of your bud and say “thanks, bro” for you.

20 comments:

Marty Wombacher said...

The Bro? No, the Mansierre!

esquared said...

ok, bro, BRA. a bromance psa, bro, BRA, bro, BRA. hope this blog isn't gonna turn into an ev brogrievemance, bro, BRA

Anonymous said...

Sounds a lot more like some suburban college town idiocy than the East Village of NYC... more depressing evidence that douchebaggery abounds....

Jeremiah Moss said...

from the site: "Our Mission: To help you overcome the emasculation of saying thanks like a sissy."

sissy? really? is this the East Village or are we living in Laramie, Wyoming?

C Merry said...

I dunno adding the note sounds a lil' you know, fluffy, they should arrive hand over the beer and skin and then PUNCH you in the face. That sounds manly.

blue glass said...

at last.
what we've been missing here in the EV - a manly way to say thanks to another man in a football helmet.
can't you just say thanks - man or woman or whatever? what's the big deal?

tpm said...

mmmmmm... no thanks bro.

Crazy Eddie said...

To paraphrase the wisdom and wit of Mel Gibson, Thanks, Bro, but you should just smile and BRO ME!

Anonymous said...

I don't know... beef jerky sounds a little gay sexy. Or maybe that's what they mean by saying thank you like a man.

Anonymous said...

What guy would pay another guy to bring beer to his guy friend? And what guy uses the word "sissy" these days? Even my queer ass doesn't use the word sissy!

Anonymous said...

Flowers = emasculation? Oh dear, I have fresh-cut emasculation all over the house. I guess that fits, I can be kind of a megabitch.

If you want to thank your "bro," can't you, you know ... take him OUT for a beer, like a normal person? Or pick up a nice 6-pack and some jerky -- they are oddly fixated on this jerky signifying masculinity, it just reminds me of 7-11s and hardcore Atkins freaks -- and BRING it to your bro? So now all I can think is that Thanks, Bro clients are lazy alcoholics. With jerky breath.

Brotrepreneurs got lost on their way to UrbanDaddy.

Anonymous said...

Gotta love the irony of this offering. I mean, what could be more queer than using a "gift delivery service" to show your appreciation to one of your dude friends.

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO A BUYING A ROUND OF BEERS, A FIRM HANDSHAKE AND A HEARTY "THANKS PAL I OWE YOU ONE".

There's a recent book by Adam Carolla entitled "In Fifty Years, We'll All Be Chicks", as a prediction I tend to agree with it.

Big Brothet said...

Do you spit or swallow the beer?

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, being queer or a chick (or OMG HORRORS BOTH) is just about the worst! In fifty years it will be all flowers and rainbow flags, and no one will thank anyone by any method other than fruit baskets or candygrams, and jerky will be more precious than gold!!

Adam Carolla fan? Fuck yourself.

Anonymous said...

Beyond the idea being stupid, I don't like that the proprietors of this business don't identify themselves. Call my crazy but I want to know who I'm doing business with! Not that it matters because I won't be doing business with these offensive DumBros. I can't believe they wrote to EV Grieve to promote their business and thought they'd get a good reception from all of us sissys.

Jeremy said...

Uhh - anon 9:30...I think you might have missed the contact page on their site: http://www.thanks-bro.com/contact.html

You would be doing business with Matt Jared and Josh Folan

Anonymous said...

They must have updated their site with that contact info cuz it wasn't there before. They've got simplistic ideas of what it means to be a man and male friendship. I'd hate to be dating either one of them!

VH McKenzie said...

@C Merry: Bwah! You are my new favorite commenter.


I predict this service will end up being used by women to send gifties to their boyfriends/dads/nephews and/or other beer-drinking friends.

Who still eats beef jerky?

Anonymous said...

Hhhhmmm, huh, I'm trying to figure this out but I'm a woman and I'm having some trouble ... so it's "emasculating" to say thanks or to say "let me take you out for drinks, I owe you one" or whatever, but to wallow in meathead-guy cliches and send a ridiculously cliche fratboy present inside a football helmet is somehow not emasculating?

Anonymous said...

Wow! Anon 2:55 PM can see the future!

They made it on to Urban Daddy with the all-too-appropriate title, The Jerk Store.

HAR HAR!