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Saturday, May 20, 2021

front-line defenses
So, what’s the deal with those big read concrete balls at the front of most Target superstores?

Their placement and heft put some in mind of building fortifications, perhaps to guard against urban terrorist assaults — or overzealous, car-ramming Black Friday shoppers.

I concur, but take it even further:

Oh, I always assumed they were designed as fortification defenses. Very astute of Target Corp. — you never know when civilization’s going to collapse! And when it does, you’ll be able to hole up in your local Target and ensconce yourself in a rainbow of bargains ;)

I guess I’m just amused by the notion of Target being a safe haven in a post-apocalyptic world. Supermegastores are such a fixture in the societal landscape now; why not envision them as building blocks for a rebuilding world?

by Costa Tsiokos, Sat 05/20/2006 05:34:32 PM
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