Seems that a guy by the name of Jim Babb, over in Circuit City's corporate communications department, got wind of this and put his foot down. He's sent a letter of apology to Consumerist and Mad. And the letter was sort of funny:
As a gesture of our apology and deep respect for the folks at MAD Magazine, we are creating a cross-departmental task force to study the importance of humor in the corporate workplace and expect the resulting Powerpoint presentation to top out at least 300 pages, chock full of charts, graphs and company action plans.
In addition I have offered to send the MAD Magazine Editor a $20.00 Circuit City Gift Card, toward the purchase of a Nintendo Wii....if he can find one!