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Now that the Great Blackberry Famine of 2011 has been averted (and more importantly, my biometrics appointment with USCIS won’t be cancelled next Friday), one’s thoughts turn to other more important things. Like why, in a country that brought us the iPad2 and AMC’s really quite good remake of The Killing, recycled toilet roll is such a disaster.

A couple of weeks back, I hit up Pathmark for a quart of milk (ha, get me with the lingo), and grabbed a 24-pack of Marcal Small Steps, thinking: large pack, less packaging, even more eco points for me when they do my 360 evaluation at the gates to hell. Read the rest of this entry »


This is the counter in Rite Aid, a chain-store chemist:

The width of this lady is not coincidental

The width of this lady is not coincidental

Keen-eyed readers will note several interesting details:

1. The large selection of sweets available to purchase on the spur of the moment.

2. The cigarettes.

3. The slightly obscured sign for the ‘No Smoking Center’, right next to the cigarettes. Here, you can choose from a large selection of nicotine patches and gum, if you’ve managed to resist the fags. (To the left of the Non Smoking Center, you can also buy pipes, loose tobacco and various other smoking paraphenalia.)

4. The fact that the lady is buying Haagen Dasz.

5. The fact that this is a chemist. In a country with a mysteriously high percentage of very fat, unhealthy people.