Friday, March 26, 2010

Spot the Difference

1950s grocery store:


Present-day Wal-Mart:


People of Walmart disgusts me. Not the website itself, which I think is brilliant, but the individuals who are depicted there, such as the woman shown above (at least, I think it's a woman). Whenever I go to Wal-Mart, fortunately an infrequent event, I feel like I've left reality and entered the world of Idiocracy.

6 comments:

  1. Haha. Anyways, while Walmart has turned into the prole shopping destination of choice in the US, it's much better in China, where it's frequented by people of the middle and upper-middle class. I was at Walmart last night, and the people that worked there looked like that. boohoo.

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  2. I have a Wal-Mart a mile and a half from my house, but I'll drive the extra fifteen minutes to go to a Target before I ever step foot in that hell hole. The first thing that hits you when you walk into a Wally World is the awful stench, followed by the cacophony of primitive yammering. Where I live Wal-Mart is like the U.N. of third world peoples - Hmong, Hondurans, Ethiopians, Nigerians, Mexicans, Rednecks, all coming together for poor service, long lines and cheap products made in China.

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  3. "Anyways, while Walmart has turned into the prole shopping destination of choice in the US"

    The irony is that since the first picture was taken in an era in which things were still made in America, there's a good chance that the woman was married to a factory worker, which would make her a prole. Sadly, the proles seem to have been absorbed by the lumpen into the growing underclass.

    @Sagat
    Target is much better and it really isn't any much more expensive than Wal-Mart. Where I live (and I expect it's the same for most places in the US), Wal-Mart has become a codeword kind of like "bad neighborhood" or "failing school."

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  4. Yeah, I don't know what's up with prole aversion to Target since the prices are about the same, but I'm glad nonetheless so I have a place to find respite from smelly hordes that have over run my part of town.

    And you are right about Wal-Mart. In my city, Wal-Mart wants to build a store in a certain rich neighborhood and the residents have blocked it for years with petitions and protests. It's funny because it seems to be the only time I've seen rich middle aged White people protest anything.

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  5. "Whenever I go to Wal-Mart, fortunately an infrequent event, I feel like I've left reality and entered the world of Idiocracy."

    Feel free to hang out with the limousine owners. Shop at Neiman-Marcus. You'll get your money's worth in status. You won't have to look at "disgusting" citizens. Everyone will be happy.

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  6. @Anonymous:
    I love it how liberals like you think that anyone who criticizes the "poor" underclass must be a rich snob. No, I belong to this group called the "middle class," a group that has been under attack for fifty years due to the policies of people like you.

    Also, not everyone who shops at Wal-Mart is a citizen. That's part of its problem.

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