August 31, 2005

Mom & Pop vs. Wal-mart

There's a flash movie making the rounds, Mom & Pop vs. Wal-Mart, that I've been meaning to post about. I don't have a sense of humor for such things, especially the raw vulgarity, but many ALP readers have no such inhibitions.

To me, the most interesting part is the end, when Pop comments about people and things entering and leaving the newly remodeled Wal-Mart. The last thing he says is "Ohy, I hate my life," and puts his head in his hands and sobs away. What slice of the North American population does such a sentiment appeal to? The defeated and angry?

Anyway, the co-creator of the flash movie, Cathie Walker, wrote to me that the impetus for the movie was first and foremost that almost everybody on the production team (who make these things for a living) knew or knows somebody who had some problem with Wal-Mart.

Posted by Kevin on August, 31 2005 at 09:56 AM