Thursday, May 21, 2009

Green-Mart vs. Wal-Day. Or Something.

Rock band Green Day releases a new record. Wal-Mart insists on having an edited, 'clean' version to sell in its stores. Green Day to Wal-Mart: "Go jump!" Wal-Mart to Green Day: "Pound sand!"

So hard to know for whom to root. An over-hyped trio of under-talented wankers, stuffed with illusions that they've something interesting to say? Or a bunch of backwoods Arkansas hillbillies protesting (wrongly) that they're some sort of bulwark against cultural decay?

Are you KIDDING me?

I sentence Green Day to 24 consecutive hours of Sesame Street re-runs for remedial A-B-C, 1-2-3 instruction. And I sentence Wal-Mart to 24 consecutive hours of touring vacant, silent factories. If they really want to protect the culture, maybe some on-shoring of jobs would be a better way to go.

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