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A Cupid of Another Kind; Musicland Launches Valentine’s Day Spoof Site, CrankyCupid.com


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MINNEAPOLIS -- 1/20/2005 -- Valentine’s Day is for lovers...yeah right! Thanks to Musicland and an off-color cupid, the truth is out with the launch of CrankyCupid.com.

Tagged as being a site for lovesick Valentines or those just sick of Valentine’s Day, CrankyCupid.com offers visitors realistic advice and observations on love, Valentine’s Day survey results, humorous blog entries and break up lines to get the point across. For the romantically-challenged, the site also has entertainment help including top love songs, a music personality assessment to help set the mood and compromise DVDs to keep harmony on Valentine’s Day.

CrankyCupid.com gives a humorous perspective on love and Valentine’s Day,” said Laurie Bauer of Musicland. “As you’ll see from the site, when it comes to love, not all cupids are created equally.”

Due to an unfortunate love experience as a young cupid, Cranky’s motivation for creating the site is part of his vow to make people aware of the other side of Valentine’s Day. The irritable and somewhat sarcastic cupid pokes fun at his peers who, “flutter around making people lovesick,” while his arrows shoot a dose of reality into unsuspecting victims.

“Valentine’s Day has become so cliche,” said Cranky. “It is not just about flowers, candy and cards.”

On Valentine’s Day, the site will launch a national sweepstakes in search of bad-date stories. Bad-date victims can get more information at www.crankycupid.com.

About Musicland

Musicland Group Inc. is a leading national specialty retailer of music, movies and games that appeal to trend-conscious, entertainment-focused consumers. The company is expanding and diversifying its key entertainment offerings to satisfy the changing needs of its consumers. Musicland operates more than 900 retail stores and online under the names Sam Goody (samgoody.com), Media Play (mediaplay.com) and Suncoast Motion Picture Company (suncoast.com) in 48 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.



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