In the future, everyone will be the target of populist rage for 15 minutes

August 17, 2009 at 2:10 pm (By Maxwell James)

Which is about how long I give this nonsense.


  1. Randy said,

    I agree. It also might bring a new demographic across their threshold!

  2. Maxwell said,

    Maybe, but I doubt it. I’ve often found myself defending Wal-Mart to members of my liberal posse in recent years, but I still hate shopping there. People like what they like.

  3. Randy said,

    True. I’ve done the same re: Wal-Mart, Starbucks, & McDonald’s. But some number may go to Whole Foods as a result and may continue shopping there. Sort of falls into the “No such thing as bad publicity” category I think. No Whole Foods near me, never been in one, and not likely to shop there if one ever built, but I do buy cat litter at Wal-Mart (33% cheaper than anywhere else I shop) and occasionally wander into Trader Joe’s and pick something up.

  4. wj said,

    Once again, the perfect (or at least what is perceived to be “perfect”) is the enemy of the good. Amazing how often that happens, especially as one gets further out to the right and left of the political spectrum.

    Of course, the alternative view is that those on the far right and left are essentially small children who threaten to pout (or scream and kick their feet on the floor) if they don’t get exactly their own way. Makes you wonder what their parents were thinking . . . .

  5. Melinda Bruno said,

    I do any gourmet food shopping at Trader Joe’s, but somebody in the comments noted that WF is less expensive. The one in Union Square is certainly less crowded than Trader Joe’s, where I get in line as soon as I come in and just holler to people to pass me the Trader Ming’s Soyaki marinade.

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