darkness at the edge of the strip mall.

It’s not like we need a reminder, but here’s yet another example of why Wal-Mart is the very face of 21st-Century Evil.

Willie Nelson’s reggae CD was released today, after spending a decade in the can — or in the dregs of Willie’s favorite bong, whichever. I noticed it when in my local Wal-Mart this morning (yes, I do give the Waltons my money occasionally, like when I need to buy the $7 container of cat litter that I can’t buy anywhere else for under $12). Specifically, I noticed the cover, a nice red/green/gold-themed thing with a silhouette of a palm tree in the center. Cool, I thought as I reached to pull a copy from the rack.

And then I remembered.

In this week’s Newsweek, they did a brief interview with Willie and made a point of mentioning that there was a pot leaf on the cover.

Waitaminnit. I put the CD back on the rack, bought my cat litter and headed home.

Check it out for yourselves, folks:

The Wal-Mart cover.

The cover for the rest of the entire freaking planet.

Maybe Wal-Mart would be a better place if old Sam Walton had smoked even a fraction of the ganja Willie goes through in a typical day.

Or maybe not.


One Reply to “darkness at the edge of the strip mall.”

  1. It’s too bad you don’t have a Pet Supplies Plus anywhere nearby.
    Then you wouldn’t have to give Sam Walton any of your cash.

    In the same boat as Juan,
    your loyal servant,


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