Orange Is the New Invisible

Donn James

Donn James

The three convicts from Orange County are still on the loose and I’m not feeling so good myself. What I guess I have a hard time understanding is that my county can find me every year for jury duty but the people of that county, whom I’m told are all armed, can’t find three guys running down the street dressed like orange Teletubbies. I can’t get away from a telemarketer and these guys walk out of jail like it’s the express line at Von’s. Have you seen pictures of these guys? I know appearances can be deceiving but you can pretty much guarantee these guys just didn’t leave a Mensa meeting. We all need to spend less time searching for Waldo and get these guys off the street because now we’re just embarrassing ourselves.
I’m doing my best to treat this seriously but it’s hard when you have to listen to the questions the reporters ask police because some of these questions make it sound like the Three Stooges are questioning Abbott and Costello. One reporter actually asked if the police thought the criminals had help with their escape and I feel the need to dissect the stupidity of the question. When you go to jail, so I’m told, you trade all your clothing for the lovely orange jumpsuit and shower shoes, they take your belt so you can’t carve your initials into the wall or strangle your cellmate and various cavities are checked. They even take your shoelaces so you can’t swallow them and pretend you have a tapeworm. So unless they sawed through the steel grates and rebar with the edge of a flip-flop or maybe the plastic spork they used to eat the macaroni and cheese at lunch, I’m guessing somebody helped them. They then cut the razor wire at the top of the jail and I’m pretty sure you can’t do that with a Swiss Army knife or a bar of soap you carved into the shape of garden shears. Once there, they must have had a boy scout help them tie the knots that would help them Rapunzel their way down the 4-story side of the jail. And where did they get all the sheets to tie together? I’d start investigating every housekeeper at the nearest Holiday Inn.
Once the escape was noticed, after an inexplicable 15 hours because every cop’s daughter was walking through the jail hawking Girl Scout cookies, the police used bloodhounds to try and pick up their scent. They had it for a while but then it died out when they got to the street so they either floated away…or called Uber. From there the police say they stole a new van but, for our luck at catching them, they may have won it with a lucky spin at the Commerce casino. Either way, they’re now living in the new van with dealer plates somewhere in the southland so it doesn’t seem they’re too impressed with the law enforcement in the area. Maybe they’re staying in the area to find the real criminals so they can clear their good names.
For some or many reasons, women continue to fall for the incarcerated and psychologists still spew theories about this phenomenon. Many think it’s the ‘bad boy’ image but I believe they like them because when they’re not with them, until they escape, at least they know where they are. Sure enough, this morning they arrested a female English teacher at the jail for helping them and at some point in time I’m sure she will be revealed as the mastermind because we all know men are not allowed to plan anything.

It’s not really that different in business. Even if you don’t need to escape, IMC wishes you the best in 2016 with new products from our collections and 6 new retail brands for the industry. We believe IMC products stand up for themselves and we can also show you ways to use and market them to your clients. The 2016 IMC catalog is available by request from the IMC website and will be posted on the online services. We’ll continue to treat our clients professionally and get your orders to you…on time and on budget. If you’re curious about What's New?click on the tab and see. You can also get on the distribution list for our 2016 catalog using the catalog page of our website. We have new items in the IMC Collections and several new retail brands debuting in 2016. We have products for every event and if your client has invented a holiday or celebration, we can also custom-make almost anything you can dream to make your client’s event all it can be. Take a look at our YouTube channel to see some videos showcasing popular products for some ideas on how to use them. We take our business relationship seriously and we want you to enjoy, give and receive our products and be able to use them every day. We look forward to working with you and we always have ideas to make our products work for your clients. The 2016 IMC catalog is also live and available virtually at if you’re tired of fighting paper catalogs. It can be viewed nicely with your laptop, iPad, tablet or phone. IMC is the recognized leader in the introduction of new retail brands to the promotional product industry and has multiple design awards from both ASI and PPAI. Since introducing Waterford® Writing Instruments and MoMA years ago, IMC has presented more than 48 retail brands from global suppliers to enhance the selections you can offer your clients. This year we are proud to present Just Mobile, Block, Magisso, PlayableART, Molla Space and Airplane Pockets to the promotional products industry. We invite you to browse any of our 2,300+ products on the IMC website to see items suitable for any occasion or event and pieces you can use to personalize your relationship with your clients. We have promotional products for every event, show, convention, corporate store and company program that will keep your client looking to you for new ideas. What do you think? Let us know with a comment here or on Facebook or TwitterIMC wants to know…does anyone miss you?


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