Tuesday, April 28, 2015


This is a real advertisement for the Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall.

At the top it says, "Oh, look, a moose. Now, where's the mall?" And when you read that, you assume that the speaker is being sarcastic. You should be so lucky.

The text at the bottom reads: "Sure, taking in all that Alaska's great outdoors has to offer is nice. But taking in all that the mall's great indoors has to offer is even nicer. Especially on those really, really cold days. Just ask the moose. JCPenny, Nordstrom, Banana Republic, The Body Shop, Eddie Bauer, Gymboree, Sullivan's Steak House. 5th Avenue and C Street."

This advertisement is real, comrades. And it very nicely and succinctly sums up capitalism! I think that really, I should be thanking the folks at Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall for distilling capitalism onto one, slick page.

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