Wednesday, August 29, 2007
All Roads Lead to Wal-Mart!!! The biggest store in the world!
See my review of "The Wal-Mart Effect" by Charles Fishman published in Lumiere Reader in New Zealand: http://www.lumiere.net.nz/reader/item/1283
I took this photo in Windsor, Ontario, where I accompanied my father who bought a DVD player for $49 CAD. Notice the Canadian and British flags.
“...shopping at Wal-Mart makes us complicit in all kinds of mistreatment that makes our frugality seem misery, even cruel.” From Charles Fishman's book, "The Wal-Mart Effect".
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Walking the streets of New York
Richard Serra Retrospective at MOMA. Tons of steel, inside, outside, in sculpture garden. Soooooo over-rated. What's the big deal? Inside, walking in and around the hard-edged pieces of steal, felt little.
Corner of 13th Street & 7th Avenue, Young Homeless Woman sleeping with a message on her stuff.
Flowers Cafe. Essex Street & Grand. Coffee $1.50 for large, no extra for soy milk. Refills free. That comes to 75 cents per cup or $1.07 in kiwi dollars. That's a long way from my last $4 for a flat white.
Avenue B where I have already had plenty of tequila shots.
Skechers Ad. Grand Street & Essex. Notice the "made in sweatshops" logo.