Breakaway News Volume No. 18 Issue No. 1 January 2013

The Hangover

By the time all of our valued customers receive this newsletter, the confetti will have settled, the last refrain of Auld Lang Syne will have been sung, and the last bottle of bubbly will have been drunk, meaning only one thing: monster hangover! Fortunately, our dedicated crew of teetotalers will still be in a condition to deliver you hair of the dog. Happy New Year!!

In Thru the In Door

We were watching the Kennedy Center Honors the other night, when we were struck by a considerably weighty moment of cognitive dissonance: Led Zeppelin being honored at the Kennedy. A band that exemplified bad-boy behavior dressed in tuxes and behaving… well…well alongside the President was just too much for our grey matter. Stairway to decorum?   

Re: Re -

Now that Santa has come and gone, it’s now the season for “re.” You know, as in re-gifting, re-turning, and re-nouncing whatever re-volting gift you re-ceived and could definitely live without. Have no fear; we will bring it back for a re-fund with discretion and aplomb. In other words, re-turns are us.

Bulking Up

Over the holidays, many of you out there in readershipville availed yourselves of our new bulk ordering function on the website. We just wanted to remind you all that the service is up and running the other 364 days of the year. All we need is a spreadsheet with the relevant info. Visit to get started.

Thank You

A huge thank you to all of our customers for having made the Christmas and Holiday season a memorable one. Everyone was generous to a fault, and we’re all at least ten pounds heavier to prove it.

Hey…Still Here?

Something happened recently. Actually, something failed to happen recently: the end of the world as predicted by the Mayan calendar. Wasn’t there supposed to be some all- encompassing cataclysmic earth-devouring mega-tsunami cosmic storm type disaster? Not wanting to brag or anything but, you know, this is the fifth end of the world we’ve survived.  Then again, maybe a big shift did happen. After all, Led Zeppelin was at the Kennedy Center Honors.

Stump the Band

Last month we wanted to know what the original flavor of the crème filling of the Twinkie was, and why it changed. Answer: The original flavor was banana, but during WW II, bananas were rationed so the flavor was changed. The rest is history.

T-Shirt Question

What did “hair of the dog” originally refer to? The first person to call Gil Ortiz with the correct answer will win a coveted Breakaway T-shirt.