Wednesday, December 07, 2005

the trance of the Tree

does this happen to anyone else? you walk into the Dollar Tree to quickly grab some bubble gum and ziploc bags..........

and forty minutes later walk out with $46.50 worth of STUFF? what is it about that place...it's almost like the "beer goggle" theory...when i walk in to the store, things look basically trashy and cheap...but 15 minutes later, i'm shocked to have discovered that i can get tissue-paper-thin socks for ONE DOLLAR! what a steal!

how do they do it? do they release something into the air? are there subliminal messages in the music? have they like TOTALLY mastered the shelf placement thing?

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also, i decided to google "dollar tree" and found this super fun site...a guy documents stuff he found in the dollar tree. there's really amusing stuff on there. i wish i was one of those blogfessionals who could make a word be what you click on to get to the page they're talking about. but i'm not. so here's the link, the old fashioned way.

www.ericisgreat.com/ bio/dollartree.html


on a side note...nothing makes me happier right now than the nokia commercial with the guy singing "just a good ol' boy...never meanin' no harm..." with his eyes all rolled up to the ceiling. oh man, that guy's a HOOT!

6 comments:

rebecca marie said...

he is the dukes of hazzard singinest guy around. he hypnertizerizes me the same way the ol' dollar tree gets you.

rebecca marie said...

here, try this.... click me!

i tried copy/paste with the other, it no workie.

Nytro said...

i do, in fact, think they release something into the air. i can't believe i'm admitting this, but i bought the centerpiece for tables at my wedding there. granted, they were candles, and you can't really go wrong with candles... but still. how cheap am i? damn!

Ghost Dog said...

Making the words into links? Pretty easy for your blog posts, actually.

On your blog posting page, you see where the font and font size menus are? Then you see the bold, italics, and text color buttons to the right of that? The next button to the right, which looks kind of like the Earth with a chain link on the top is the Link button. Select the text you typed in your post that you want people to click on, then click that button. A pop-up box will come up and you can just paste the address into the "URL:" box and click 'Ok'.

You need to know the HTML tags if you want to do it in comments, like RM did.

tabitha jane said...

it's the same way you add links to your side bar girl . . .


also, how do you get 46.50 at the dollar store? where did the fifty cents come from? i thought everything was a dollar? sounds like you got owned.

Bill said...

I love Dollar Tree. If I could, I would do ALL of my shopping at Dollar Tree and Grocery Outlet, and nowhere else.