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I just found the greatest kid stuff at Wal-Mart!
I know I've written a lot about Wal-Mart this and Wal-Mart that, how Wal-Mart destroys small town economies, screws its own workers, sells too much Chinese-made crap, yadda yadda yadda. That was probably because I had never actually been to a Wal-Mart. I was driving in the California hinterlands the other day and I saw one gleaming from miles away down the highway. I stopped to check out what all the hubbub is about, and boy was I surprised. Holy smokes is this place awesome!
Look at all this stuff I bought at Wal-Mart's everyday low prices! A Disney pink princess television for my daughter's bedroom! The Excalibur World Series of Poker 6-Player Plug-and-Play Texas Hold 'Em Game! (I want her on TV like all those classy ladies playing poker on the cable channels). And there are so many educational devices with blips and bleeps that are going to make our Juniper so much smarter than all the other babies who don't get the benefit of educational toys that go blip and bleep. And I finally got around to buying her a Baby Einstein video to watch on her television. Hello, what was I thinking before? This this is great. I can totally sit her 13-month-old butt in front of the pink princess TV and totally have the silence and focus necessary to watch my bootleg copies of the Father Dowling Mysteries on DVD. That Tom Bosley is such a card!
Wal-mart, I apologize. You rock!
(P.S. -- Happy April Fool's Day!)