Leftovers: One Two Three Four Shopping at Costco Doesn’t Make you a Whore.
By Nick Woodside Thursday, 8 Nov 2007

I got to be honest I haven’t done much of anything worth reviewing lately. Well I could review the process involved with applying for a certificate program at a local university. Let’s be honest though, that would be as interesting as watching flies fornicate. Actually watching that would be pretty interesting. Interestingly sexy. Anyways, how about some leftovers?

Hanging on the Telephone by The Nerves

For the past few years I’ve been involved with a “Mix Tape Club”. Basically a friend of mine put together a group of people who were willing to make a mix cd and mail it out to strangers. Kind of like The Jelly of the Month Club without the crippling loneliness. Anyways, this song was on one of the discs and it’s now one of my favorite songs period. There’s been a bunch of covers of this song, most notable being Blondie and Cat Power. (The latter featured in a Cingular commercial) Hell, Def Leppard has a version out there too, but it doesn’t matter. They all suck compared to the original. This is not debatable. All the covers polished off the rawness of the Nerves version and pretty much stripped away what makes the song so awesome.

Am I right or amirite!?!?

Feist – The Reminder

Reminder:  This album is good.

This is a good album. I’m admittedly late to checking out her stuff, even though I love Broken Social Scene. There’s a lot of great songs here, especially “Sea Lion Woman”, “My Moon My Man” and “I Feel It All”. Even the overplayed as “One Two Three Four” is, I don’t mind it in the context of the album. Still, the best song on the album is “Past In Present”. This song has been running through my head for weeks now and it shows no sign of slowing. If I was a complete asshole, I might say it’s at top of my brain’s charts! With a metaphorical bullet! But I’m not and I didn’t. So shush.

Costco Superstores a.k.a. The Place Where Unicorns and Dreams Still Exist

booze!

I don’t care man, I love Costco. It’s probably a bit hypocritical to hate Wal-Mart but love Costco. Good thing I have a long, proud history of hypocrisy or else this might bug me. Besides, if Wal-Mart didn’t sell such shoddy merchandise maybe I would be a little more comfortable using them. I mean what kind of sweat shops are they using? Chip in a few extra cents a day and get some quality merchandise out of those little seven year old fingers. Cripes! Until that day comes, my heart belongs to Costco. I love the ability to purchase an entire half a cow, a life-sized stuffed pony and a flat screen tv all at once. (Which I plan to do once I get the certificate for the aforementioned University. Maybe I should put this goal on my application? Can’t hurt right?) Also, they have cheap booze. I don’t know if every Costco has a liquor store but they should be required to by law. You can save a few bucks off name brand beer and liquor or roll the dice with their “Kirkland” brand. I even saw a Kirkland brand 12-year scotch. Granted it probably tastes similar to the wine brewed in correctional institution toilets, but so what? It’s was only $30 and you’re now blind drunk*! Next to the Yo MTV Raps trading card and $2 bills, my Costco card is the most important thing in my wallet. Don’t steal home without it.

*Note: You might actually be blind. Who knows what the hell they put in that stuff.

11 Responses to “Leftovers: One Two Three Four Shopping at Costco Doesn’t Make you a Whore.”

  1. Andrew Raub Says:

    The Costco here doesn’t sell booze. But the only places allowed to sell booze here are beer distributors and liquor stores, and there’s not many of them… Regardless, the beer distributor near my house is like a Costco of just beer, so it’s kinda alright I guess.

  2. Nick Woodside Says:

    Oh that’s right. On the plus side, can’t you guys get take-out beer at bars?

  3. Andrew Raub Says:

    Yes, yes we can. Is that something that you can’t do elsewhere? Weird… It’s not really a great trade-off though, because between me and any bar I want to go to there is at least 5 convenience stores that could potentially sell me beer anyways.

  4. Matt Jones Says:

    Everywhere seems to have their quirks about booze. The best part about Indiana? We can buy beer and liquor in the same place, like grocery stores and pharmacies, like CVS. The worst? Can’t buy booze at these places on Sundays. Only can get alcohol at bars/restaurants on Sundays.

  5. Nick Woodside Says:

    Massachusetts just recently got rid of the “no booze on Sunday” law. That’s the worst law around.

  6. Andrew Raub Says:

    Yeah we kinda got rid of it here as well. It’s pretty limited, but at least now you can go to the bar at some point on Sunday if you wish.

  7. mercatfat Says:

    It’s far from hypocritical to hate Wal-Mart and love Costco.

    Costco is good people, for real.

  8. Zach Patterson Says:

    costco treats its employees well too.

    also feist is pretty great.

  9. Nick Woodside Says:

    EIGHT! EIGHT WONDERFUL COMMENTS!

    I just watched Feist’s performance on SNL. It was awesome.

    NINE! NINE WONDERFUL COMMENTS!

  10. Matt Gulbrandsen Says:

    Feist’s Letterman performance was also something to behold. Kevin Drew’s a lucky man.

  11. Shervin Riahi Says:

    I hate letterman

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