How Costco Became the Anti-Walmart: read this New York Times story before it becomes premium content. (Note: if you aren't a registered user, use these to log in: username: "pidmeoff", password: "pidmeoff1234".)
I went to a Walmart once, in American Canyon (affectionately referred to by one and all as "the armpit of Napa county"). I did so as a sociological experiment. What a dark, depressing place, and what a hateful encounter I had there with a horrible woman. Never again. Walmart is the seventh circle of hell.
In other news, British potato farmers are up in arms over the phrase "couch potato." They staged a protest at Parliament to have "couch potato" removed from the Oxford English Dictionary "claiming it harms the vegetable's image." The potato had no comment.
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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "To get milk and eggs, you must not frighten the cow and hen." —Tibetan proverb