Look Ma, it’s like we’re really THERE!

December 6, 2010

Staff, this holiday season we’re going for broke. We’ve jammed our store full of flat-screen TVs of all sizes, wall-to-wall, and now we need to make shoppers think they can’t live without owning one.


Lamar, you were in charge of selecting content to excite the shoppers. They need to be slobbering, frothing at the mouth, willing to spend everything they have for one of these TVs.

So, what did you choose? An action-packed Blu-ray thriller? Perhaps a thudding pop music video? A larger-than-life romance for the women?

Не, бос, я выбраў…

belarus crop 280In English, Lamar, not Belarussian.

Sure, Boss. We’re going with closed-circuit broadcast of President Lukashenko.

LUKASHENKO? Doing what? Sky-diving? Running from a burning building?

Even better, Boss. President Lukashenko addressing National Congress, in Minsk! Is very good, huh Boss?

Lamar, take this revolver and shoot out every TV screen in the store. We’ll have to sell these things as large radios…

Okay, Boss. After I shoot all TVs, what then?

I’m glad you asked, Lamar….

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A woman visits an electronics store with television screens displaying Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko addressing delegates at the national congress on the state of the nation, in the capital Minsk December 6, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Nikolsky

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Oh, come on now, those aren’t real politicians. For a start-off, they are all awake and aren’t pulling any goofy faces.
Apart maybe from President Lukashenko, whose fake Hitler moustache is in truly poor taste.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

Yeah, like you’d ever wear socks, Unca….

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Wow, everyone is shocked speechless! I am too, it’s just that I’m not afraid to admit it…

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

That’s why I learned to knit socks, Unca. Now I need never fear a world without socks.

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive

His hair is white,
His moochie is black,
He’s a wearing a tie that could be pink

He is a sorry sight
And he faces a lot of flack
And most people say on TV he stinks…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Rock ’em, Sock ’em Robots made out of socks?

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

You reckon that’s a moustache Nosmo? I thought it was very luxuriant nose hair…

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

Why, thankyou, Miss Spin..

Special sprinkled donuts for you today… 😀

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

We should start a worldwide sock amnesty, unca. Let’s reunite all the odd sock brothers and sisters around the globe.

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive

Can we add mittens and scarves to that amnesty too?
I am still struggling with my scarf..

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

I’d love to Shra, but I wouldn’t want to anger the socks.

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive

Second that Spinny!

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