September 14, 2002
Hmmmm . . . ?

After less than a week in Rochester, my favorite thing about the city is the ad in the Yellow Pages for Henrietta Discount Liquor:

In Wegman's Plaza | Between Toys R Us and Kids R Us

Is this just an unfortunate coincidence of location and landmarks, or a sly advertising angle? Perhaps I'm cynical, but I lean towards the latter. It's a subtler equivalent of:

Kids getting you down with their constant whining for the latest crappy toys? We can help you dull the pain.

Posted by Dr. Weevil at September 14, 2002 12:05 AM

Too funny. I'm laughing my ass off.

Posted by: Quana on September 14, 2002 09:28 AM

Hopefully you'll have a chance to check it out in person. Wegmans, if you haven't figured it out yet, are quite the best grocery stores in western New York by a wide, wide margin.

Posted by: Evan McElravy on September 14, 2002 11:41 AM

It could have been worse. It could have been a psychiatrist marketing to parents whose kids are "driving them crazy".

Riyadh delenda est!

Posted by: Cato the Youngest on September 15, 2002 04:06 AM

From personal experience, I can tell you that it can and does dull the pain. Or at least make it easier to live with. Amazing what a pint of Guinness can do for your spirits (Ed: unintentional) after a rough day with the tykes.

Posted by: David Perron on September 15, 2002 08:06 PM

Dear Dr. Weevil,

Being of direct Rochester, NY descent, I have to say I find your analysis to be 100% spot on. Nice work.

Posted by: Caroline on September 16, 2002 05:59 PM

Welcome to the heart of America. Next time I'm visitng the grandparents, you and the cranky professor and I will have to arrange the first Rochester blogger bash (that I know of, anyway)

Posted by: Jane Galt on September 17, 2002 11:20 AM

[Message deleted: it was a javascript command redirecting viewers of my comments to WarbloggerWatch. Perhaps not surprising that the address is fake: the little weenie is not only too cowardly to give his real name, he's too stupid to think up a clever pseudonym.]

Posted by: dsfdsf on September 19, 2002 07:20 AM

Nice, idiot.

Dr. Weevil -- chuckle-head posted a tag to forcibly open warblogger watch.

Posted by: Robert Crawford on September 19, 2002 09:10 AM

I knew those guys would find some way to force their stupidity on us. First, this comments box, next the world!

Posted by: David Perron on September 19, 2002 11:22 AM

Some people will do anything to generate traffic.

Riyadh delenda est!

Posted by: Cato the Youngest on September 19, 2002 05:01 PM