Yesterday, after having begged Ali for a week, we finally visited the Kwik-E-Mart in Mountain View, CA (home of Google). It was pretty sweet, almost as exciting as seeing the movie itself.
For those who are unfamiliar, 7-Eleven converted about a dozen stores across the country into their Simpsons counterparts to promote the movie. In addition to cardboard cutouts of characters (including an old guy in the freezer), they sell Buzz Cola, Squishees, pink doughnuts, and tons of Simpsons merchandise - t-shirts, cups, comic books, etc. Sadly, they had sold out of their Krusty-O's.
We went at a quiet part of the afternoon - there were only about 30 people in the store and 1 security guard. Apparently there have been lines around the block. If I can figure out how to get pictures out of my cameraphone, I will post them here, because it was awesome.
Anyway, today it's off to the GARLIC FESTIVAL with Mike Chan. Have a good weekend.
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