A MESSAGE FROM THE BANNER BARON
So, the people behind Hello Kitty want us to believe that Kitty is actually a British school girl, and not a cat. A piece posted on MSN.com tells us that Hello Kitty’s name is not even Hello Kitty. It’s Kitty White. And Kitty White—the British school girl we all thought was a cat—actually HAS a pet cat, whose name is not Hello Kitty either. My father used to say that if it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, then it’s a duck. Well, quack quack. I have seen British school girls on TV and I have seen my fair share of cats and there’s no mistaking the two. I think the clothing, and the backpacks, and the lunch kits are actually kind of cute and judging from Hello Kitty’s SEVEN BILLION DOLLARS a year in sales, a lot of other people do, too.
But really, folks, you don’t need all the fluff and puffery to sell a product that’s top notch. It would be like a sign and banner company that produces great products at phenomenal prices with amazing turnaround times making up a fictional background for its president and claiming he had royal blood. Wait a minute. I kind of like that.