Never mind that he still doesn’t have a weapon

Posted Wed, 10/07/2009 by Dave in response to Retail Labyrinth

I had a lot of fun checking English Wikipedia articles and then looking at the equivalent link for the Swedish one, to try and figure out what exactly they would call a fiendish IKEA in their native tounge. I settled on “retailing labyrinth.” These are the lengths I am willing to go to for your amusement, my friends.

In truth, I don’t think either Joe or myself have any negative feelings about IKEA. Six dollar end tables! Though admittedly, I’ve never thought to myself, “hmm, I need an end table,” that’s a pretty good deal.

I feel this is also a good place to mention how much I love instruments as weapons. This may have something to do with really liking the anime series FLCL, in which the main characters bludgeon each other with guitars, but I suspect such a love came before that, actually. That War is clearly adept at the art of the battle trombone pleases me greatly.

I love this place

Posted Wed, 10/07/2009 by Joe in response to Retail Labyrinth

Some of my fondest childhood memories are of my local Ikea. The ball pit, the quirky Swedish stuffed animals, and yes, even the maze-like quality of the show room. It was like having a cool old mansion to run around in. A cool old mansion that changed every month or so!