Comrade, come visit a U.S. supermarket…

March 22, 2007

Now and then it’s good to be reminded that technology isn’t advancing at the same speed everywhere in the world.

Residents of a Russian village have refused to switch to new passports because they believe the documents’ bar codes contain satanic symbols. Yes. Some of them have also stopped collecting their pension checks, because there are bar codes on the pay slips.

Gosh, I hope Safeway isn’t planning to open one of its devil’s workshops in that village anytime soon. Shoppers, come to our Thursday evening torchlight sale! Here’s the story:

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A model with a bar code on his left cheek walks the runway in a 1999 photo. 


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Paper, plastic — or ETERNAL DAMNATION!

Cleanup in Purgatory!

Yes, ma’am — the Proctor & Gamble section has been expanded.

Posted by John C Abell | Report as abusive

The Omega Man still freaks me out.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

It is not about technology.
they will not refuse the money so in the end they will accept the bar code.

Posted by beluga | Report as abusive