Sunday, November 27, 2011

Bargain Debasement



Well, here it is: The definitive image of the once-great nation of the United States of America, circa 2011.

A bunch of fat people going ape-shit over $2 waffle irons at an Arkansas Wal-Mart.

If somebody put this to music, it could be our new national anthem.

(via Cesca)

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

You lost me when you twice made the point that these were "fat" people. What difference does their size make? Greedy consumers come in all sizes.
Sue

Anonymous said...

Yakety Sax?

Nah, what a way to ruin a perfectly good tune.

Chez said...

Sorry, Sue, but no. True, this kind of nonsense comes in all shapes and sizes, but the traditional model of grotesque Wal-Mart obesity is all American.

VOTAR said...

$2 IS a pretty good deal for a waffle maker.

Nick said...

Are we not men?

Since 1978...

pea said...

Hendrix's Star Spangled Banner comes to mind. This is beyond Hieronymus Bosch's worst nightmares.

Anonymouse said...

March of the pigs, NIN....

Bob Lobaw said...

The movie Idiocracy was very much like this.

We have arrived.

micheal said...

video removed. now im sad as fuck

toastie said...

If there are any late-comers to this post, here's a copy of that video since the original one has been taken down.

And noting that they're fat people is totally appropriate. They weren't fighting over Jack LaLanne juicers, after all.

Matt Osborne said...

A riot for $2 waffle makers is one more sign of how much privation and desperation exist in America these days.

IrishGirl said...

Crack alert at 14 sec mark....just saying.

Also, too, I hear banjo music playing when I watch it...ba dang didda dang dang!

Thomas B said...

You know what I'm reminded of? Those greedy seagulls in Finding Nemo. "Mine? Mine? MINE?" devolving into the more assertive "Mine! Mine! Mine!"

Citizen Woo said...

What could be worse than watching this or being one of the horde? Being the unlucky employee who brought the products out only to be trampled upon and kicked before he even finishes cutting the plastic shrink wrap. I'm glad I didn't work at that time.