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I am – Hercules!!
Yesterday, it cost $8.49 to ship a Mars Bar to The CW and its entertainment president, Dawn Ostroff (to entice them to greenlight the further adventures of Veronica Mars before June 15). Today, thanks to the good people at The Indian Food Store, it only costs $1.79 to ship such a bar - IF you enter code “VERONICA” at checkout. (The same free shipping is available for wealthier "Mars" fans if they want to order the 12- or 24-packs.) Now, when you click on this Amazon link, you can find this message under “product details”:
Youve spoke and we listened! Join TheIndianFoodStore in supporting the Veronica Mars "Bars for Mars" Campaign We are now giving free shipping to all orders to get more people involved! Its our way of showing support! Orders will no longer be sent individually to reduce shipping costs. We will create one massive shipment for Ms Dawn Ostroff and everyone at CW! Check back on this page for daily updates! As of 12:59AM CST (yes it is very late at night as I type this), we have had a total of 78 bars ordered! A letter will all of your names and a huge note that says "Veronica Mars: More Addictive Than Chocolate! Satisfy our craving for Season 3!" [sic] will be included. Next to each of your names will be the total number of Mars Bars purchased towards this cause!
We’ll work on getting that “Season 3” thing fixed, but in the meantime this offers a great way to cheaply voice our support, “Jericho nuts”-style. Again, the address to ship to: Dawn Ostroff President of Entertainment The CW Network 4000 Warner Boulevard, Bldg 168 Burbank, CA 91522-0002 (And, again, be sure to type “VERONICA” into that code box to take advantage of that all-important free shipping.) *** WHY EMAILS SUCK: Why not just email The CW or sign an electronic petition? A famous friend writes:
Oh, and email and netpetitions don't work because an obsessed fan could easily create infinite email names and sign the petition thousands of times. There is a known multiplier for physically mailed letters - 1 letter equals 100 viewers - that is a convincer. :)
And I’d guess that a Mars Bar – solid proof that fans are willing to put their $1.79 where their mouths are – is probably worth a few physically mailed letters. (I think the "Jericho" fans supposedly bought 20 tons of nuts, so we have a benchmark for which to strive.) (If “Veronica” gets 2 million viewers, it’s a pity we can’t yet all just pay a buck a week in advance for each episode. That would give each episode a $2 million budget, right? Maybe one day someone will sort out some cool pay-per-view economics …) *** IN TODAY’S TRADES: The other big “Save Veronica” news Thursday is saveveronicamars.tv has taken out a (doubtlessly gorgeous) $1,600 ad in this morning’s Hollywood Reporter. Feel that momentum build …





Neptune Noir: Unauthorized Investigations Into Veronica Mars By Rob Thomas
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  • June 7, 2007, 6:33 a.m. CST

    First!

    by JediShaft

    Didn't this need to be done before the upfronts????

  • June 7, 2007, 6:36 a.m. CST

    From someone who went through the SaveFarscape campaign

    by raw_bean

    I wish you all the best of luck with your show! (Never seen it, but if I get the chance this kind of devotion makes me interested enough to give it a try.) :^)

  • June 7, 2007, 6:43 a.m. CST

    "Didn't this need to be done before the upfronts?"

    by Hercules

    At the CW upfronts, Dawn Ostroff said a decision on future "Mars" was still up in the air. Apparently going forward with "Veronica" might get harder, however, after June 15.

  • June 7, 2007, 6:47 a.m. CST

    Not a fan, but good luck

    by RenoNevada2000

    While I have never seen an episode of the series, probably should Netflix it I guess, I wish you folks luck. Just wish all this season's grassroots campaigning had started at a time when we could have saved STUDIO 60...

  • June 7, 2007, 6:50 a.m. CST

    Shouldn't we get started on Battlestar as well?

    by Shan

    Since despite the denials, obviously they were told to wrap it up at the end of the coming year as that's all they were getting. Who ends a show after 4 seasons voluntarily (except the UK)? - Honestly.

  • June 7, 2007, 6:52 a.m. CST

    I've never watched...

    by jimmy rabbitte

    this show; but I did watch Jericho. Obviously these shows of fan support for a series can work. I wish VM fans all the best. I hope another network smartens up and decides to air a show people actually want to watch. So many new shows start up every year and most of them don't make it past the first month... deservedly so. Why do networks feel the need to cancel shows people are actually watching? <p> Anyway all the best to the VM fans. I hope your show comes back.

  • June 7, 2007, 6:54 a.m. CST

    78X6.99...

    by evolutiongirl

    is $545.22. I bought my Mars bar yesterday and paid shipping along with, I'm guessing, the other 77 people. Sounds like they have plenty of cash to ship in bulk! Go buy a Mars bar!

  • June 7, 2007, 6:58 a.m. CST

    Shan

    by RenoNevada2000

    It's sounding more like that the decision to end GALACTICA after the upcoming season came from the producers/creative side of the series rather than the networks. I'll side with the creatives on this one. If they feel their story will be done, then let them tell their story the way they need to.

  • June 7, 2007, 7:04 a.m. CST

    why june 15?

    by KoozyK

    well, it's because it's the day kristen bell's contract is up and she becomes a free agent not tied to cw. cw would still need to re-negotiate the contract with bell as well as most of the supporting cast. <br> face it, the show is done. i'll just treasure my box sets in the meantime.

  • June 7, 2007, 7:05 a.m. CST

    Hollywood is rich! Send me the chocolate!

    by Gristle

    Does this mean the "Veronica Mars Needs Women" campaign is a no go? Because I sent a call girl to the CW last night.

  • June 7, 2007, 7:17 a.m. CST

    waste of time

    by JeanLuc Dickhard

    thankgod the show is gone

  • June 7, 2007, 7:26 a.m. CST

    This item is currently not available.

    by 404notfound

    Meh!

  • June 7, 2007, 7:31 a.m. CST

    Confusing

    by insightman

    What address do we put in for shipping? Can someone please give a step-by-step procedure for getting this done? Thanks.

  • June 7, 2007, 7:37 a.m. CST

    Huh?

    by NudeandAroused

    Like 404notfound wrote, it says it isn't available.

  • June 7, 2007, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Unavailable?

    by Yommers

    Indian Food Store needs to get their shit together so I can order some mars bars

  • June 7, 2007, 7:50 a.m. CST

    ...but will anyone save the fat kid from Bad Santa?

    by Cletus Van Damme

    How about some love for the filthy-underweared Thurman Mermann?

  • June 7, 2007, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Typically it would need to be done before the sets are

    by chrth

    taken down ... but in this case, with a revamped format, that's not true. It just needs to get done before the actors' contracts expire.

  • June 7, 2007, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Other Suggestions.

    by Mr. Profit

    Hey Guys, Herc, I think this effort here is pretty awesome. I think (in addition to the Mars Bars Campaign) that on Monday we should ALL also download the final episode of Season 3 "The Bitch Is Back" off of ITunes the same day. That way the show can rocket straight to number 1 on the ITunes Chart due to all of the downloads. Also up until July 2nd, Target is selling Season 1 and Season 2 with a deep discount price of 22.99. Maybe we should all purchase a box set on the 14th of June right before the deadline date. What do you guys think? Whatever we decide I am down. I can't order a Mars Bar on Amazon for whatever reason, but when that gets fixed I will surely do so.

  • June 7, 2007, 8:25 a.m. CST

    I ordered a six-pack for $8.49

    by mollyunravel

    Not sure why the individual bars are unavailable, but I was planning on buying more than one anyway. I'm still not exactly holding my breath... I just figure that if it really ends up not coming back, at least i can't say that I didn't try. And if it does get saved, I can say that I helped. Really it's all about me and my ego. LONG LIVE VERONICA MARS!

  • June 7, 2007, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Next up: SAVE CHEERS!

    by mondoz2

    Something must be done to save this show from being canceled! Everyone, send a keg to Charles-Burrows-Charles Productions at Paramount! Sam Malone godda eat! After that, we'll start up the SAVE FAMILY TIES campaign. NO SHOW LEFT BEHIND!

  • June 7, 2007, 8:32 a.m. CST

    No Mars bars for starving people, but for a TV show...

    by SpyGuy

    ...the sky's the limit. Way to represent the best the human race has to offer, guys.

  • June 7, 2007, 8:39 a.m. CST

    look, I love VM but...

    by mthrndr

    Jericho had naturally far more viewers than VM. VM just wasn't making money for them. Let's say enough bars get sent and by some miracle they put it back on air. And then season 4 sees only 1.5 million -2 million viewers per ep. I know, at least we'll get 8 episodes or whatever...I just don't think that Network management sees that as strategic at all. Jericho beat established shows in the ratings - it probably was a mistake to cancel it. VM's mistake was being tied to a crap-ass network like UPN/CW. If it was on the big 4 or FX or something, it would have done better. Michael Ausiello of TVGUIDE got a Ferris Wheel put up to try to save Everwood! Look where that got that show - season 2 isn't even on DVD (a travesty by any measure, when I can buy ALF season 2 on DVD).

  • June 7, 2007, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Wait...

    by Edgewise

    Herc, do the good people at The Indian Food Store know that the candy has to arrive at the CW *before the 15th*? And why are the individual bars not available today? And why do they offer the 6-packs for two different prices?

  • June 7, 2007, 8:47 a.m. CST

    Don't generalize on an internet message board.

    by Mr. Profit

    It's not like EVERYONE here doesn't give a shit about world causes/issues. I donate what I can to charity like most people who can afford to do so do. I am also fortunate enough (that in addition to giving to charity) I have disposable income as well. (Not everyone in the talkback lives in Mom's already cliched basement.) We are all in an effort here to save one of our favorite shows. What's the problem with that? I'm sure the majority of the folks on here are not assholes who ignore the grander issues of the world. I really don't see any problem with sending in money for something that could potentially continue my TV entertainment on Tuesday nights? <P>Also Mars Bars for starving kids would be bad anyway. They have no nutritional value.</P>

  • June 7, 2007, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Six Pack is what a real hero would send.

    by The-Warrior

    Man up and drop 8.50. I love Veronica Mars and I don't care how fruity that makes me. I just sent six candy bars to some millionaire broad. This better fucking work. See you in Hell.

  • June 7, 2007, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Another thing: did anyone think of the practicality?

    by Gristle

    Did anyone actually consider that Mars bars are not available in America, and fans would have to scramble to find some? I'm almost thirty, I've been eating candy bars all my life, and I've never even seen a Mars bar. I want to save this show as much as anyone, but I'm not seeing much of an organized, well-thought-out effort, like the one for Jericho. Symbolism is nice, but putting pen to paper and stuffing it in a mailbox will probably be more effective.

  • June 7, 2007, 9:10 a.m. CST

    This will only work

    by eric haislar

    If it is available on amazon. Right now it looks like they are out.

  • June 7, 2007, 9:19 a.m. CST

    To counter criticism

    by Gristle

    I like the idea of making Veronica Mars #1 on the iTunes download list. I think the most effective thing would be to either start ordering those DVDs from Amazon to move that up the list, or, if you can't afford that, donate to one of those funds that buy the DVDs and give them to libraries. The idea is to have the CW see that Veronica Mars is the topseller at Amazon and iTunes. A letter-writing campaign would seal the deal.

  • June 7, 2007, 9:31 a.m. CST

    Yeah, the sugar in a Mars bar would kill a starvin' kid

    by chrth

    How could you be so insensitive to their plight, SpyGuy? For shame.

  • June 7, 2007, 9:40 a.m. CST

    And my letter is in the mail...

    by mollyunravel

    Some friends and I'd also sent postcards a few months ago before the upfronts... So... I guess I've done all I can.

  • June 7, 2007, 9:49 a.m. CST

    why not marshmallows??

    by sillyd

    I know this campaign ran last year also when they thought VM was not going to be picked up for Season 3 and I question the whole Mars bars thing then also. Yes I get it, the show is called Veronica Mars hence Mars Bars. I think it would have been better to go with something like MARSHMALLOWS!! Bags and bags and bags of Marshmallows since VM is a marshmallow as we learned in the Pilot Episode. (I hear the Jericho fans picked Nuts because of the finale so why not pick something from the pilot of VM)

  • June 7, 2007, 10:15 a.m. CST

    LOST going off the air in three more seasons!

    by Abin Sur

    Should we send Apollo bars?

  • June 7, 2007, 10:24 a.m. CST

    What is the big deal on this show??

    by RobMota

    I just dont see the attraction to this show. Why is this such a big deal?

  • June 7, 2007, 10:27 a.m. CST

    A Mars a day...

    by 404notfound

    ...helps you work, rest, and play(with yourself whenever Miss Bell is on screen!) True Story!

  • June 7, 2007, 10:29 a.m. CST

    VMars took some time for me...

    by Mr. Profit

    To even consider watching it BASED ON THE NAME "Veronica Mars" alone. I thought it was a girl show that was a Buffy rip off based on previews alone. I only started watching late into the 1st season and that is only because MTV aired a re-run on a Sunday and it was the Mac Switched At Birth episode. I tuned in afterward and never missed an episode. Veronica Mars was never marketed properly, and some people will watch it and hate it. But to me, I love the show, the writing, the cast and the great acting of Kristen Bell who keeps it all together. Kristen Bell will shine on even if the show is definitively cancelled.

  • June 7, 2007, 10:29 a.m. CST

    RobMota... your stupid question with another

    by spikerules2

    You haven't watched it, have you now? Stupid question, ofc you haven't!

  • June 7, 2007, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Question

    by indyjonez100

    A letter will all of your names and a huge note that says "Veronica Mars: More Addictive Than Chocolate! Satisfy our craving for Season 3!" [sic] will be included. Next to each of your names will be the total number of Mars Bars purchased towards this cause! In the letter they are including with the Mars bars shipments. Shouldn't this read "Satisfy my craving for Season 4", didn't they already have Season 3?

  • June 7, 2007, 10:33 a.m. CST

    This is why i asked, you fucking dumb ASS

    by RobMota

    At no time did i put down the show. All i asked is what is the big deal.

  • June 7, 2007, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Mr. Profit I agree

    by spikerules2

    I didnt want to watch it due to see the LAME arse opening credits. However, I had 20 odd S1 eps waiting to be watched on my PVR, so I sat down for a whole weekend without eating properly (apart from crisps and coke) and watched the whole lot. I never imagined how clever, character driven and emotional the show would be. Everything from the story to the characters to their dialogue and interaction, the relationships of the main characters and of VM and her father, the acting... EVERYTHING... some of the best TV I have seen since Joss Whedon left the airwaves. SUPERB.

  • June 7, 2007, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Spyguy

    by NudeandAroused

    Wow, I am hanging my head in shame. You are right, of course.

  • June 7, 2007, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Reno

    by Shan

    I'd find their claims more credible about Battlestar if a) the ratings were at least about the same as the excellent first season and/or b) this was a show made in the UK. On the upside, I would like to assume, no useless standalone episodes.

  • June 7, 2007, 10:37 a.m. CST

    RobMota

    by spikerules2

    Whose dumber, someone whose watched it and decided for himself or someone asking a question about what all the fuss about? Watch the show and decided for yourself... you wont be disappointed, I assure you.

  • June 7, 2007, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Fine

    by RobMota

    I will give it a try.

  • June 7, 2007, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Spyguy

    by spikerules2

    Maybe it would be better to send stuff to starving children in Africa in the name of VM? I agree that waisting bars on TV execs is a tad wrong. However, trying to keep VM on the air, is in my eye's, a good thing to do.

  • June 7, 2007, 10:42 a.m. CST

    RobMota

    by spikerules2

    Good on you dude! You wont be disappointed. In fact, I'm a tad jealous, seeing as you get to watch all the episodes in one sitting:)

  • June 7, 2007, 10:51 a.m. CST

    I could be wrong but...

    by RogueWarrior65

    Yesterday I was down in San Diego at the studio where they film Veronica Mars and I believe I saw the show on the studio's production schedules.

  • June 7, 2007, 10:59 a.m. CST

    My 24-Pack Is On The Way...

    by Darth Fabulous

    ...the CW will give these away anyway just like CBS gave away the nuts from the Jericho campaign. So relax...

  • June 7, 2007, 11:03 a.m. CST

    SAVE STUDIO 60

    by IForgotAbout19

    SOMEONE START UP A 'SAVE STUDIO 60' CAMPAIGN! And Andy Barker P.I. while we're at it.

  • June 7, 2007, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Too bad we couldn't save Firefly...or Drive

    by jelac07

    or Buffy or Angel... I do agree, however, that these damn networks are not giving any of the shows a chance. It makes me hesitant to even start watching a show...others probably feel the same.. then the cycle starts... me thinks they need to devise a new ratings system.. to incorporate ALL ways of watching a show... I guess I should buy the VM DVD now, so I can see what all the fuss is about

  • June 7, 2007, 11:18 a.m. CST

    My Mars Bar is on the way

    by Yogsoggoth

    Hey, I'm on a budget.

  • June 7, 2007, 11:31 a.m. CST

    I sent 2. I'm poor, but I wanted to do SOMETHING

    by Novaman5000

    Every thing I can cross on my body is now crossed. Come on Dawnie, see the light.

  • June 7, 2007, 11:33 a.m. CST

    I've got two on the way.

    by Ellipsian

    I figure $4 is how much I paid for the "got veronica mars?" sticker I put on my back windshield, so I can spend $4 more to try and keep it relevant, dammit.

  • June 7, 2007, 11:37 a.m. CST

    I sent a...

    by sva

    .. 12 pack.

  • June 7, 2007, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Search Mars Bars

    by U1ahbme

    The links in the story don't seem to get you to place you can order the bars, but if you search from there you can still order. Its worth a try. i sent a 6 back. If it fails, the I just bought a tasty treat for the people who brought us The Next Pussycat Doll. uhg.

  • June 7, 2007, 11:59 a.m. CST

    I know, "Duh", but...

    by Ellipsian

    ...don't forget to change/use the correct shipping address. I buy so damn much from Amazon that ordering is now a habit, and I almost just sent two Mars bars to myself. Okay yeah I'm minorly interested in tasting them, but I'm majorly interested in saving "Veronica"...

  • June 7, 2007, 12:13 p.m. CST

    You can't order from outside the US

    by snife

    Because of their geographical restrictions, you cant order from outwith the US (despite it being sent to the US), oh well, i'm from the UK so i'll just have to buy my own and send them myself.

  • June 7, 2007, 12:26 p.m. CST

    BLUTH FAMILY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

    by Slugworth

    I'm sending candy canes to FOX until we get a BLUTH FAMILY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL. Get on board. Now.

  • June 7, 2007, 12:38 p.m. CST

    I Would Gladly Subscribe

    by topaz4206

    I would happily pay $1 or even $2 per episode as a 'subscription.' I really miss this show already.

  • June 7, 2007, 12:41 p.m. CST

    NEW PLAN

    by Slugworth

    On second thought, if I send candy canes to FOX, it wouldn't make that big of an impact because FOX is an entire network and they could easily eat all of the candy canes, no sweat. BUT... if we send them to BONO, there is no way that ONE GUY can eat all of those candy canes.

  • June 7, 2007, 12:46 p.m. CST

    spikerules2: Donations in the name of VM works for me

    by SpyGuy

    I honestly wasn't trying to get all soapboxy, but it just annoys the crap out of me when fans will donate food (or candy bars, in this case) to save a TV show for their own self-interest without at least trying to think of the Bigger Picture here. <p>So yeah, I think a campaign to donate Mars bars (or something better) in the name of VERONICA MARS sounds like a much better idea than bombarding TV execs with something they'll either throw away or leave out in the break room for people to take home to their kids. At least someone's using their brain today...</p>

  • June 7, 2007, 12:50 p.m. CST

    "Why don't you guys do something really meaningful,"

    by Oozer3993

    "like volunteer for some Democrat's election campaign?" I don't know, maybe because I'd like some one intelligent in office? (Sorry, couldn't help myself. But now on to my real point) Why are you automatically assuming that no one here does any of those things anyway? Who's to say that the people sending Mars Bars don't also donate to charity? Cause you know that when you assume you make and ass out of you (to quote the great show we're trying to save).

  • June 7, 2007, 12:59 p.m. CST

    bite me Anchorite

    by oisin5199

    I don't have high hopes for this campaign either, mostly because the CW has made dumbass decisions from day one (let's see, resurrect 7th freakin' Heaven, for one). And they already ruined the direction of the show by dumbing down the arcs. But damn it, this show is FAR more worth saving than the mediocrity that is Jericho. Even if the plot on that show gets exciting, we already have several (much better) shows about a group of people banding together to survive and beat those wish them harm. Whereas, Veronica has always been a one of a kind. I've said it before and I'll say it again. VM was the most clever, poignant and funny show about young people on the air today. There's a reason why Buffy fans were into it. I think it's a shame it ended when it did, but I'm skeptical about a new configuration. I'd almost rather see the VM movie, than a reinvention without the majority of the characters.

  • June 7, 2007, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Snife: You can...

    by sva

    I'm in the UK and had no problems ordering a 12 pack

  • June 7, 2007, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Why Veronica and Battlestar need to stay dead...

    by Err

    because there isn't enough reruns of America's Next Top Model on CW and Battlestar is taking up precious time from the weekly Sci Fi Channel Original Movie Crappiness.

  • June 7, 2007, 1:22 p.m. CST

    New Joss Whedon show BOOK on the way!

    by Man_of_Stool

    You heard it here first. You can`t stop the signal.

  • June 7, 2007, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Isn't Rob Thomas going to run "Miss/Guided?"

    by AnnoyYou

    But more to the point, even if a thousand Mars Bars are sent to CW/Ostroff, it won't make much of an impression. So a thousand people love the show, bfd. It lost money for the CW and the new FBI/21 Jump Street concept won't have any of the old cast members save Bell and maybe a couple of very minor VM players (in other words, no Jason Dohring, no Tina Majorino, no Percy Daggs, no Enrico Colantoni, etc.). So you guys are campaigning for a very different show than the one that was on for 3 years. Is that really what you want?

  • June 7, 2007, 1:50 p.m. CST

    THEY ARE OUT OF MARS BARS

    by pongo955

    That seller is out of mars bars, anyone know of another place?

  • June 7, 2007, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Baccio40

    by mayorofsmpleton

    Um, okay. Next time you go to rent a movie, or buy an expensive pair of clothing, or an ice cream cone, or a bag of chips, or an extra soda, or a ticket to a movie, or a DVD, etc think about your words. Do you really need any of that? Wouldn't food for the homeless be a better place for your money? Unless every bit of your disposable income goes to feeding the homeless I personally feel that comments like that are hypocritical. People donating to this are fans of the series and would like to see it continue. I donated 12 bars, and for the record... I'm sure I give more money to the homeless and to charity per year than you do as well.

  • June 7, 2007, 2:33 p.m. CST

    mars bars info and such...

    by mollyunravel

    The Indian Food Store has a blog running about the campaign: http://theindianfoodstore.blogspot.com/ and they are requesting that orders now be made directly from their site so they don't have to pay the amazon.com comissions: www.theindianfoodstore.com. LONG LIVE VERONICA MARS!

  • June 7, 2007, 2:36 p.m. CST

    btw...

    by mollyunravel

    Their current count is nearing 3,000 bars with the expectation of more to come. The cut-off time for orders is 3pm on Monday.

  • June 7, 2007, 2:46 p.m. CST

    This is the organisation I was talking about...

    by DanielKurland

    Good work. 3000 bars? That's fantastic. And I'd be all for saving Studio 60, but on that show, it seems as if some of the cast is relieved that it is done with, and the fact that it's so expensive would probably make it more difficult.

  • June 7, 2007, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Mars Bars ARE in stock

    by Aristotle

    I don't know why Amazon is tinkering with the links, but the bars are most definitely in stock! On the main amazon page, you can search for "Mars Bar" and I guarantee you will have several searches. You should also check out their blog and stick it to Amazon as well. That is all.

  • June 7, 2007, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Okay, A BETTER WAY!!!

    by Scramble Network

    Hey, I've been the one working with Sachin over at The Indian Food Store to figure out this bulk order stuff. These folks are great! Here's an easier way to give. You can now contribute to the Mars Bars Campaign via PAYPAL. Any amount, it all goes towards the bulk order. Just go to scramblenetwork.wordpress.com/mars And click the contribute link. On that page, I'll also be providing updates on how many bars have been purchased, and some fun metrics on that front. HEY HERC-- can you get us an article on this?!! No Amazon, no special codes, just contributing! This is by far the best way to go. And again, The Indian Food Store rocks-- really nice people!

  • June 7, 2007, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Herc - where's the Buffy season 8 talkback

    by oisin5199

    the conclusion of the first arc came out yesterday. With some interesting reveals. One word: Cinnamon.

  • June 7, 2007, 3:50 p.m. CST

    I did my part! (For $1.99)

    by Zardoz

    Sweet chocolate! Man, I hope we can send 20 tons of Mars Bars to the CW; that would be cool as hell. Save the best show on TV!

  • June 7, 2007, 4:08 p.m. CST

    aw shit... if harry finds out..

    by theonecalledshoe

    will he break the diet?? Still there's only one way to save VM and that's with such a tagline: It's a bird, no it's a plane. No, IT'S SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR!

  • June 7, 2007, 4:12 p.m. CST

    iTunes

    by YME

    I orderd my 6 Mars Bars for Dawn Ostoff. Hope The Indian Food Store is giving you a cut, Herc. ;) And I love whosever idea it was upthread to drive VM to #1 on iTunes by all the fans ordering it en masse. Herc: Pick a day, which episode, and let's all do it!

  • June 7, 2007, 4:30 p.m. CST

    The Latest

    by Scramble Network

    The latest count? 1668 bars reserved.... nearly all of those came in today, we're just getting started! Also, the Indian Food Store talks about the Paypal feature: http://theindianfoodstore.blogspot.com/2007/06/veronica-mars-pool.html

  • June 7, 2007, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Isn't Rob Thomas the lead singer of Matchbox Twenty???

    by Err

    haha j/k

  • June 7, 2007, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Mmm, Mars Bars

    by Scooter McGavin

    I hope that Dawn and the CW donate the candy to a food bank or something.

  • June 7, 2007, 6:45 p.m. CST

    I'd like to...

    by mrtwig48

    ...take a Mars Bar and melt it on Kristen Bell's stomach. And then lick it off.

  • June 7, 2007, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Give Up

    by shoe1985

    The CW/UPN gave this show a lot of time to develop in a ratings powerhouse for their network, it never happened. Ratings actually went down this year, not a good sign. If I was Dawn I would say, "Sorry, we gave you many chances to get the ratings up, but instead they went down, it is over."

  • June 7, 2007, 7:36 p.m. CST

    I Just Sent A 24-Pack! I'm Rich, Bitch!

    by Darth Fabulous

    I hope Dawn, I mean the homeless kids down at the shelter, enjoy the Mars bars. Just give me back my show!

  • June 7, 2007, 9:38 p.m. CST

    fuck this

    by WolfmanNards

    I tried to ship a bar, and there was a shipping fee included when I went to check out. What the fuck? I cancelled the order.

  • June 7, 2007, 9:41 p.m. CST

    un-fuck it

    by WolfmanNards

    I found out the code you had to enter. What the fuck. fuck.

  • June 7, 2007, 10:55 p.m. CST

    okay

    by justinplayfair

    sent mine

  • June 8, 2007, 12:21 a.m. CST

    SaveMyShow.Net

    by ShoeTime

    SaveMyShow.net has the campaign on their site now. Looks like you can order directly through them.

  • June 8, 2007, 12:22 a.m. CST

    Now I'm just hungry. Thanks Herc. :) -nt-

    by HappyHamster

    ;

  • June 8, 2007, 12:41 a.m. CST

    so will a few bucks stop anything happening in Darfur?

    by oisin5199

    No? Well it might save a good show. Whatever. That's such an idiot argument. I agree with whoever said that if you don't think about how the money you spend on DVDs or movie tickets or any other entertainment could also help with the world's problems, then you should shut the fuck up about people spending minimal cash on a show-saving campaign. Hypocritical bastards.

  • June 8, 2007, 12:50 a.m. CST

    Now I'm just hungry. Thanks Herc. :) -nt-

    by HappyHamster

    ;

  • June 8, 2007, 12:52 a.m. CST

    Wait, should the note say "season 4"?

    by Lenny Nero

    Look at the one that's going to accompany said Mars Bars. Am I crazy, or doesn't that say "season 3"?

  • June 8, 2007, 12:53 a.m. CST

    Oh, should have read the following note

    by Lenny Nero

    Doi.

  • June 8, 2007, 1:27 a.m. CST

    Bars for Mars

    by SuperSweet

    I sent 12. I LOVE this show and I am absolutely desperate to see more of it. Thanks Herc!!!

  • June 8, 2007, 10:42 a.m. CST

    what if...

    by fathom77

    can't wait to see, what they send, if Weeds gets canceled some day. :-)

  • Ha! Well, if that ever did happen, The CW would have lots of munchies to share with them. ;-)

  • June 8, 2007, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Love this show....

    by tristeele

    Now let it die. Season 3 SUCKED.

  • June 8, 2007, 1:20 p.m. CST

    If we'll have another S3 CW-style season, no thanks.

    by MrFloppy

    It's better dead (but with a proper ending). But if we can get the awesome retool idea of the FBI.... oh god, I need that.

  • June 8, 2007, 2:12 p.m. CST

    I didn't tell them that address?

    by wintocha67

    I don't know what I selected, maybe my home address? I hope they don't send it here?

  • June 8, 2007, 2:27 p.m. CST

    season 3

    by mollyunravel

    i've been thinking more about how many people disliked season 3 for whatever reason... i mean, there's no question that seasons 1 and 2 were better (i, for one, am a rare individual who preferred season 2) than the current incarnation of vmars, but i guess the question is - if season 1 and 2 didn't exist and season 3 was actually the first, would you have liked it? it's hard to say because there's a lot of story that came before, but just generally... i think that if i'd only ever seen season 3 i'd still consider it one of the best written/acted/produced shows on network television. that's just my opinion though.

  • June 8, 2007, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Mollyunravel, a very good point...

    by DanielKurland

    And I think I'd agree with you. I also prefer season two to season one, if only for how season one has a lot of bland filler episodes at the beginning, whereas season two just kicks off great, and keeps going. Yes, it does become a little too complicated, but I didn't mind.

  • June 8, 2007, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Wintocha...

    by YouIgnorantGeeks

    Have you ever used Amazon.com before? Like do you have an account and have had stuff shipped to you before? In that case try to log back on right now and edit the shipment if you still can, otherwise Amazon will be shipping it to your last ship-to address. This happened to me once, my ex got something I ordered because 5 months before I ordered her books and had them shipped to her house... so it automatically saved her address (so that it had both her address and mine) and next shipment it went to her. Granted, I should have paid attention to where its going, but I didn't know... I mean you sign in to your account, it has all your information... you assume its going to put in the address you put as your ship to address, I didn't even remember shipping anything anywhere else so didnt even pay attention... I knew that loads of times before it automaticaly shipped to me so just assumed it would again. So, long winded boring story aside.. If you have an account they will ship to your saved address... and at the last address you shipped to at that if you shipped to multiple locations.

  • June 8, 2007, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Shipping Address

    by DS9-4ever

    I think it might be okay if the wrong address is in there because they said they were going to suspend individual shipping in favor of a bulk shipment. But then again... I suppose you could wind up with some Mars Bars... but if you put in the code "Veronica" I think it would go into the bulk package. Keep your fingers crossed.

  • June 8, 2007, 4:13 p.m. CST

    What'd they do with all the nuts?

    by veritasses

    Dumpster? Donated to some elephant farm? Some intern selling it on eBay?

  • June 8, 2007, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Hey all...

    by Scramble Network

    Once again, you can save all the Amazon-related hassles by just contributing to the bulk order fund via paypal, at scramblenetwork.wordpress.com/mars Also, the really big news: we have officially exhausted the U.S. stock of MARS Bars!!! Seriously, they're all gone, several thousand of them. So now, we're on to marshmallow. You know, "Veronica Mars, she's a marshmallow." This will be great, too, because bags of them are a lot bigger than candy bars, so the shipment will look all the more impressive. Just give to Paypal to help out the Marshmallow fund. Finally, it looks like these will be delivered via freight on an 18 wheeler. That should be pretty cool!

  • June 8, 2007, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Candy coated

    by InfinityWave

    There. $20 is a small price to pay to help pummel a rich TV executive with an embarassment of chocolate. Take this 18 wheeler full of saccharine treats as an indictment on your vacuous, disposable existence!!! ... What, this is to save that Veronica Mars show? Huh, well that's a plus too, I guess.

  • June 8, 2007, 6:31 p.m. CST

    wintocha67

    by urendimaleldil

    I was totally on autopilot and did the same thing. I emailed the seller and they responded: "Dear Fan, Thank you for your order and support. All Mars bars will go to Dawn Ostroff for the campaign so not to worry! Post on our blog at www.theindianfoodstore.blogspot.com if you have any suggestions! Let's hope this works! Thanks, Sachin Agrawal, Manager TheIndianFoodStore".

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