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  • Blood on the Lot

    Posted on May 26th, 2009 luke No comments

    The Blood Center of Central Texas has a new advertising campaign that taps into the profound guilt experienced by shopping cart abuse. As in medieval times redemption is offered in the form of blood-letting.

  • The Simple Things in Life

    Posted on May 11th, 2009 luke No comments

    cart-grocery-run1There are a few golden rules to follow in life. Never loan money to friends. Baking soda is your refrigerator’s best friend. And, above all, keep it simple.

    Try this on for simple – instead of taking your car to the grocery store just walk there, do your shopping and ask someone with a motorcycle to let you sidecar your groceries home. Now that’s simple like Sunday morning!

  • Our Shopping Carts, Ourselves

    Posted on May 10th, 2009 luke 1 comment


    Penå Morales wins a tug cart with her son Phillipe in the early morning hours this Mother’s Day.

  • Shopping Carts, Swine Flu and You

    Posted on May 2nd, 2009 luke No comments
    A young child playfully licking a shopping cart handle.

    A young child playfully licking a shopping cart handle.

    What’s on your grocery list this week? Cereal? Bacon? Mr. Pibb? How about swine flu? Most shoppers don’t set out to participate in a pandemic. A few simple precautions can help keep your next trip to the grocery store happy, healthy and virus-free:

    1. Do not clean or wipe down your shopping cart. This may sound counter-intuitive but the truth is shopping carts tend to retain only super germs. And by super we mean really good.
    2. Encourage your children to lick shopping carts. It is a proven fact, children who lick shopping carts grow up to be more resistant to illness, more resistant to change, more resistant to not licking carts…in general just more resistant.
    3. Load your cart with pork products. Firefighters know that the best method to fight a fire is to always start another one. You should know the best way to combat a pork virus is to fill your tummy with pig.
    4. Shop in Mexico. Nobody knows more about swine flu than the people living with it. And if you want a good price on tortillas you can’t beat a good run south of the border.

    Follow these few simple rules and instead of bringing home swine flu you will be bringing home the bacon!