Wednesday, April 23, 2008

A snapshot.

They just closed an Olive Garden and replaced it with a Chili's.
The CVS is out. The Rite Aid is in.
Home Depot gone. Staples opens.
A Blockbuster is shuttered. An AT&T wireless store appears.
Sizzler was. Taco Bell is.
And look, eleven more Starbuck's.
Six Pinkberries.
And a Bed, Bath & Beyond.

The nation that invented mass production has mass produced our needs.
Now we have ready 24x7 access to everything mediocre, bland, tasteless,
shoddy, and cheap.

We have been laid low by linoleum,pricked by plate-glass and fucked by fluorescence.
Our artificially-flavored, genetically-modified souls weep synthetic tears.

7 comments:

Tore Claesson said...

and don't forget that on every corner where there used to be some small family owned business of some sort is now a bank.

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