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    More: Murica, Department store, city's grand new department store, Wal-Mart, Popular culture, magical new department store, Big-box store, department store, Macy's  
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2020-12-02 4:26:11 AM  
One of my favorite Drew Carey show musical numbers
Brotherhood Of Men - Drew Carey Show
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2020-12-02 4:38:32 AM  
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Miss Brahms?
 
2020-12-02 5:16:40 AM  
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2020-12-02 5:59:19 AM  
Our modern economy depends on people parting with their earnings.  Moving back to a Jeffersonian democracy would emphasize producing as much of your own necessary goods at home as possible.

/and owning a few people to help that home industry
 
2020-12-02 6:12:09 AM  
or;

Hollywood movies of the Twentieth Century were just blatant capitalist propaganda, promoting a shallow, materialistic world view, and often were set in department stores.
 
2020-12-02 6:31:26 AM  
Yeah, life ain't movies and things change over time.  Department stores were being challenged by big box stores like Walmart and Kmart.... but they were surviving due to the better quality of their products.

Then the average human being had a computer in his pocket.  I miss department stores in the same sense I miss arcades.
 
2020-12-02 7:43:02 AM  
Article fails without referencing The Blues Brothers' trip to the mall.
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2020-12-02 7:47:01 AM  

electricjebus: Yeah, life ain't movies and things change over time.  Department stores were being challenged by big box stores like Walmart and Kmart.... but they were surviving due to the better quality of their products.

Then the average human being had a computer in his pocket.  I miss department stores in the same sense I miss arcades.


Arcades are making a comeback as bars, and it's awesome. I suggest visiting one next year.
 
2020-12-02 9:33:20 AM  
you'll shoot your eye out!
 
2020-12-02 9:48:43 AM  
Yeah, this was only one small piece of the puzzle.  There was a coordinated push from multiple media fronts starting in the early 20th century to convert the U.S. to a consumer culture.  It started a genuine effort, as people probably honestly thought this was the best direction for the average citizen, but has become increasing cynical and harsh as even the top execs in charge of maintaining it believe its all bullshiat now, but still have to pay their lawyers.
 
2020-12-02 9:56:42 AM  

Be polite walk on the right: you'll shoot your eye out!


I just installed RetroArch on my laptop.  Spent a few hours playing Joust and Mike Tyson's Punch out.
 
2020-12-02 10:50:32 AM  
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I've wanted a pair of Kyle Reese Nike Vandals for like 30 years
 
2020-12-02 12:07:41 PM  
Solo de piano de Chico y Harpo Marx - The Big Store (1941)
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If the stores would bring back this kind of thing, (as well as the attendant young ladies)
I think they'd bring a lot more shoppers in.
 
2020-12-03 11:18:40 AM  
Sure. It was just that.  Nothing else

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You all are so far gone, you cant' see a thing except dollars.
 
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