Thank You! Come Again!

Wellity, Wellity, Wellity…

It appears that one of the neatest marketing gimmicks that has ever befallen mankind has befallen mankind in Burbank, CA (among other places). Turns out, this Kwik-E-Mart is about 2 minutes from my place of work in sunny Burbank, so I stopped by after work today.

I’ve been a long-time Simpsons nut, and to see something like this was just too cool. It wasn’t anything spectacular, but they did a nice job of dressing the place up and it brought a smile to my face. You can go here to see all the pics I took.

Also, I took the pictures using my new Blackberry 8300, aka the “Curve”, so I apologize now for the saturation and grain of the pics. I will admit though, for a cellphone cam, the pics look awfully good.

There are only a few of these around the US, and you can locate the nearest to you here.

I also got the comic book that they distribute at the stores (grabbed the last one by guessing the exact number an employee wrote on a piece of paper. woohoo!) and a collector’s cup.

Pretty fun time, and as you can see from the pictures, it was a popular place. They had policemen at the door and in the parking lot just to keep the rabid, ne’er-do-well Simpsons maniacs from trashing the joint. 🙂

-Chris

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Andrew says:

    Woohoo! When Crystal and I were in NYC a couple weeks ago, I heard about this on TV, so I specifically tracked down where the location was. We went, bought a Buzz cola (no Duff beer is sold) and a Squishee, took a bunch of pictures, and smiled like little school kids. Awesome time.
    ~Andrew

  2. Chris says:

    It’s a totally awesome way to promote a movie by word-of-mouth. There was something awfully neat about being in a Kwik-E-Mart, even if it was a temporary fake.

    -Chris

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