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Tuesday, January 31, 2006 :::

Dollar Palace

I can't seem to bring myself to turn off the State of the Union address, yet I'm doing my best to avoid actually listening to it because I'm just not in a dry-heave kind of mood tonight. So instead, I'm surfing the web, getting myself excited for the new Raconteurs album, and trying to interpret this statistical chart, created by a fellow Minnesotan, titled: Americans Grow To Fit Their Environment

Basically, as obesity rates have risen over the years in America, so has the average house size. I'm not exactly sure what these stats imply. It could be a dig at the suburban exodus and excessiveness of fat complacent Americans; it could just be revealing that Americans have been extremely fortunate over the last decade in order to better afford both food and square footage; or it could simply mean that big people need big houses. Whatever the case, I doubt a correlation actually exists because the average clientele at your local dollar store, who can barely afford a 12-pack of Mountain Dew let alone own a home, couldn't exactly be characterized as "slim".

Speaking of dollar stores, I found this online today:

Ha ha. I'd love to see her best Wal-Mart shopping outfit. I wonder if a knee-length t-shirt and stretch-pants are involved. Dang, how can I be so contradictory as to mock underprivileged fatties and overprivileged Republicans in the very same blog post? I guess my cruelty is bipartisan tonight.

Oh jesus he just called himself a "good steward of tax dollars". Look at that smug smile. I gotta turn this shit off.

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Ironically enough, I'd bet the underpriviledged fatties (given that they're white, of course) probably belong to that same Republican party. At least that's how it works here in Texas, because, you know, Jesus and stuff.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:27 PM  

I am avoiding the S.O.U. address tonight, for some reason, every time "W" lies, I collapse into convulsions, which is pretty much any time he opens his mouth. God, I HATE that man.

By Anonymous Is it '08 yet?, at 9:38 PM  

I'm an "underpriviledged fattie". (Well, I'm not a size -6 like all the chics on TV so I guess I qualify for the label)...I also happen to be a democrat. With a brain. Who votes.

I'm also working my way through life, which does sometimes mean I shop at Dollar General, Family Dollar, Dollar palace, etc, etc, etc...That's just good family budgeting, IMHO.

And I skipped the SotU. Winter X games were much more exciting. :)

By Anonymous BlueCollarDemocraticChic, at 10:24 PM  

I don't understand dollar stores, because they don't have a constant inventory. So even though everything costs a dollar, it's still most likely stuff you don't need. It's not like you can say "Oh, I need some milk and eggs, I'll go and save some money at the dollar store." You might be able to say "Oh, I need some expired incense and some factory-second tupperware," but can you actually save money on anything useful in there? It's like an overpriced garage sale. Sure, you're only throwing away a dollar at a time, but it's still going in the trash.

By Blogger dan, at 10:55 PM  

i found a drinking game for the s.o.u. adress, i thought that would help... still couldn't watch it...

By Blogger the other sarah, at 11:08 PM  

I spent the entire state of the union trying not to listen too closely and just make fun of it instead, lest I start to weep. I started to mock his paragraph about no human/animal hybrids:

"We should not have human/animal hybrids. I saw that Humanze Show and I know all about manimals. Hybrids are bad, unless they are cars and that's how I'm gonna solve our energy crisis. He He."

By Blogger Biglug, at 8:31 AM  

lots of gross generalizations going on in this post. too bad.

By Blogger Hubs, at 9:55 AM  

I think dollar stores are intended for teachers who have to buy stuff for their students and classroom. Who else would buy those plastic flowers? I was strong last night, never even tuned in once to the SOU. Whats the point? If you ever have the chance to see Henry Rollins speak, go. What he says about Bush is dead-on. Jill

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:41 AM  

Please, don't ever make me see a picture of this Debra Jackson woman. The mental picture is NOT a good one.

By Blogger Ex-Addict, at 11:24 AM  

I live in Texas in a small town north of Houston, and we have an entire strip mall with nothing but discount/dollar/outlet type stores. I love going there occasionally, and just looking. I sometimes find some good buys on useful things, jewelry, electronics, linens..but I mainly love the creepy, weird, twilight zone atmosphere of most of them. Where else do you see things like ceramic bulldogs dressed as cowboys and mini-table lamps with fake fur shades?

My husband insisted on watching the SOU address....I employed as many diversionary tactics as I could, including walking throught he den with my fingers stuffed in my ears going "lalalalalalalalala"...

By Blogger pixelala, at 12:14 PM  

also & order: SVU valentine's day cards.

the one of fin (ice-t) propping up the kid against the car with the header "you're the one" makes me feel slightly uncomfortable.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:53 PM  

Dollar stores are also very useful when in need of prizes for the stupid dice game at bridal/baby showers.

By Blogger Colleen, at 5:20 PM  

I'll bet Dan get real excited just thinking about his fattie boyfriends' fattie rear ends; that is when he's sober.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:53 PM  

OK, first of all the chicks on TV are FAT if they are a size 6, Hello!?!?! It's size 0 on a good day and size 2 on a bad day.
Dollar stores are crappy crap palaces full of crappy crap. The Republicans, who just cut Medicaid and education funding, are helping to boost the popularity of dollar stores for our nations poor. Just be glad that you get to shop at dollar stores for fun crap as opposed to all the poor people who have to shop there for there f*cking groceries. Thanks George.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:41 PM  

I refused to even turn that shit on. Ugh. MonkeyBoy bothers me in a big, big way.

By Blogger Cara, at 9:55 PM  

pixelala- i ithere too and I know exactly what you're talking about...

and i may or may not have purchased a fake fur lampshade ;)

By Blogger the other sarah, at 7:25 AM  

I boycotted the SOU. Everything W says is a lie. I was on the treadmill a while ago at the gym when he was on the TV. Before I caught myself, I yelled "Bastard" at the TV. Fortunately, nobody looked at me like I was crazy.

By Anonymous Mike, at 12:09 PM  

I was just at the gas station telling my husband that the White House itself admitted that Bush's promise to decrease oil from the Middle East by 25 percent was not true the day after the freaking SOTU. Bush just goes out of his way to lie. My husband said, "And yet, people still support him." The guy at the pump next to us said "I do" as he got into his humongous SUV with the yellow ribbon sticker on the back and drove away. Bush supporters madden me almost as much as Bush himself!

By Anonymous Zoe, at 5:29 PM  

where is dan? and why no new posts? just askin'

By Anonymous concerned drone, at 3:37 PM  

okay... this was a really interesting post. but seriously, can we have a new one now?? I miss you dan

By Blogger the other sarah, at 5:23 PM  

I just ran across this site. I am the owner of this Dollar Palace. In fact you can be milk, eggs, cheese, and other food items at Dollar Palace. We even sell comforters. The name dollar palace is not intended to imply everything is one dollar. I welcome your comments.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:54 AM  

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