Tuesday, March 28, 2006

a stupid idea

College Student in Wal-Mart for 41 Hours

By DAVID PITT, Associated Press Writer 9 minutes ago

DES MOINES, Iowa - Some students set out for sun-drenched beaches and tropical party bars for spring break. Skyler Bartels, a 20-year-old Drake University sophomore, headed for the local Wal-Mart.

Bartels, an aspiring writer from Harvard, Neb., thought he'd spend a week in the store as a test of endurance, using it as the premise for a magazine article. He called his adviser and she liked the idea.

"I just intuitively thought, 'This is brilliant!'" said Carol Spaulding-Kruse, a Drake associate professor of English. "I wasn't quite sure why, but it just sounded like a really good idea."

I think her intuition is off a little. There is NOTHING even remotely interesting here. What is interesting is that someone wrote an article about it and idiots are calling him up asking him for the book rights. I'm trying to figure out how much this genius can say about toothless fat people and shelves of potato chips.


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