A funny Wal-Mart observation

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  1. Tony-B

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    I saw this, and I had to post it. I went by my local Wal-Mart the other night. You know how they have the lighted letters that spell "Wal-Mart" on the building? Well, the L and T were burnt out. It spelled "Wa -Mar ". If you don't get it, MAR stands for modified aspect ratio (aka full screen). I thought it fit in perfectly with Wal-Mart. [​IMG]
     
  2. Brenton

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    Now whoever deciphers what the "WA" part symbolizes gets a cookie.
     
  3. Tony-B

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    Hah! Tony wins the cookie [​IMG]
     
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    Actually, Wal-Mart is usually pretty good about carrying both versions....at least the ones I've been to in Georgia.

    Some of the rental places I USED to go to wouldn't, however. Even when I asked each time a dual-release came out, they'd just stick to full frame.

    At least Wa-Mar doesn't make an overtly silly word. It's funny to see Food Lion become "Foo Lion" at night.
     
  6. Jesse Skeen

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    What about COMPUTER WAR HOUSE?
     
  7. Dennis Nicholls

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    The best one was the old Bullocks chain of clothing stores. Some wag was always going up and putting a cross member across the two "l"s....
     
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    That's about as good as the marquee at McDonalds once read: Now hiring closers, but someone stole the c the first night the letters were up.
     
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    There's a local Honda dealership in my area called "Action Honda". The "nda" was burned out.
     
  10. Chris Farmer

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    Oh, and I thought MAR stood for mutilated aspect ration. Seems more appropriate then the more benign modified [​IMG]
     
  11. David Von Pein

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    WA MAR = We Advocate MAR.
    How's that? [​IMG]
     
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    Getting way off topic now, but one neon sign here read "ENTER HERE," but the last "E" didn't light up at night...
     
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    This is an actual "ad" in Arizona. [​IMG] .......
    (Probably for a McDonald's. If they were to serve the suds. [​IMG])
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    I happen to work at Taco Bell, but no, I did NOT respond to THIS sign:
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  18. David Von Pein

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    Justin....I remember seeing that somewhere. [​IMG]
     
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    Wanna eat here? .........
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