Cue Oni Press, publishers of such comics as The Sixth Gun, Black Metal, and Scott Pilgrim, who have bravely stepped forward to announce that they will no longer be using Uline, makers of boxes, more boxes, and promotional Hall and Oates merchandise. I say "bravely because I've worked at companies that do a lot of shipping for years, and I've never even heard of a viable alternative to Uline. I guess you could get some boxes from Home Depot?
Either way, kudos to Oni for standing up for their beliefs. Uline's CEO, Dick Uihlein (we're not making that up), is one of the country's biggest donors to the Tea Party, and specifically a backer of the anti-gay Family-PAC political organization. No, we didn't bother to look it up. We're just going to assume that's the primary agenda of an organization called Family-PAC, and you know damn well we're right. (Update: we looked it up, and they also support anti-abortion legislation, so at least they have variety.)
Here's Oni's open letter, which is actually not so open since the only place you can find it is at Bleeding Cool:
So nice job, Oni, except for that part about not sending the open letter to us. You have our email, guys!
So, what do you think, Outhousers? Will this have an effect on a huge company like Uline? Maybe more companies will follow suit. Or maybe Oni should start up a dating site!