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Alex And Liam Do Walmart

My first time in America, in 1998, I visited Walmart and was as flabbergasted as these guys. There was one section where they stocked nothing but piles and piles of awful romance novels. (You know the ones with, like, a topless Fabio lookalike on the cover.) The press quote on one said: “Marks the arrival of a major new talent.”

The store was about the size of Colorado. I almost made it the entire way across before this one nagging thought got the better of me. I stopped in my tracks and turned around. Hold on, what newspaper could possibly have given that review to a trashy romance novel? I turned around and marched the entire way back.

That newspaper? The Romantic Times. God bless Walmart! God bless America!

July 27th, 2011.

6 Responses to “Alex And Liam Do Walmart”

  1. Allan Cavanagh Says:

    What exactly is the googles guy’s relationship to David Tennant?

  2. Allan Cavanagh Says:

    Ha! They’re Chameleon Circuit! I didn’t know that when I asked.

  3. Eoin Says:

    Tbh Allan, don’t know really who David Tennant or Chameleon Circuit are. I just came across this on Reddit and thought it was funny. Their reaction really reminds me of mind when I visited there at (I’d guess) about their age.

  4. Allan Cavanagh Says:

    It’s so unbelievably geeky I’m almost ashamed to elaborate.

  5. Ponyo Says:

    Isn’t Florida the sunshine state?

  6. darragh Says:

    The Romantic times book convention: http://www.rtbookreviews.com/convention-home

    It looks like some kind of fucked-up tangle of comic-con and loose women (the show, not the jezebel variety)

    God bless America indeed!

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