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    Quote Originally Posted by sentrix View Post
    I almost chocked on my guava.
    Probably not the first time you've choked on a 'farang' so I'm sure you knew what to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    Probably not the first time you've choked on a 'farang' so I'm sure you knew what to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pants View Post
    Nonsense. Absolute nonsense. Fast food isn't the cause of obesity. Poor decision making is.
    the blank slate is a beateous theory but has sweet fuck all to do with how we're put together. you're leaving out urges and instincts. in the rather more harsh environment where H. sapiens evolved we developed a taste for sweets and fats because in that environment foods that were sweet and fatty were both scarce and nutritious. having reshaped our environment, however, sweets and fats are easy to come by ... and highly profitable.
    Imodium can't stop me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeusbheld View Post
    however, sweets and fats are easy to come by ... and highly profitable.
    This is an interesting analysis. Last night I was at Paragon (again!) and they're still queuing up for KKs. But I remember people queuing up for Mr. Bun when that franchise first opened, as well. The additional factor for the Paragon phenom is Paragon itself. I was siting at Piri Piri downstairs enjoying my chicken breast dinner and watching the fashion show of anorexic barbie doll hiso wannabes in their too short skirts/daisy dukes and platform heels 'shooting the loop' in and around KK. The opening of KK is just another event at Paragon, adding to the 'see-and-be-seen' nature of the locale.

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    I think you're right about that. In the states, the fastest birth and death of a franchise has to be these cupcake stores. I still remember when Mrs. Fields opened as a franchise ... now out of business. When the cool set decides that KK is yesterday's news, the lines will recede and the crowd will head off to the next trendy spot.

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    Asian big cities are cool like that - an insatiable appetite for the new and different. These enterprises go bust when people decide that it's just more of the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny larue View Post
    an insatiable appetite for the new and different.
    with mr. donut, Mr. Bun and Dunkin' Donuts, you'd think Thais know what a donut is by now. What's interesting is the parade of skinnyy butt barbie dolls by the Paragon KK, but that'll end. I'm just so proud that my country could export a dying franchise that would be so well-received in Thailand.

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    KK declared bankruptcy here about 3 years ago.

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    Just shows how out of touch I am with American corporate culture. The number of bankruptcies has been staggering. When CompUSA and Circuit City went out of bizness, I wondered how and where people would shop audio components. The days of going into a sound room and sampling a number of speakers may be over, and the idea of buying all my audio gear from a Best Buy is a scary thought.

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    Here in Florida, we have HH Gregg, which has taken all the old Circuit City locations. Good prices too.

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    In California, there was no electronics chain to step in to the old Circuit City retail spaces. It's really sad. I remember the days back in Brooklyn - Crazy Eddie - remember him? I went to the original store when it first opened. Every audio store had a sound room to test out those KLH and JBL speakers.

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    Prices so low - it's insane!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mandude View Post
    I remember the days back in Brooklyn - Crazy Eddie - remember him?
    YES! these days most gadget-whoring is done over the 'net. last time i was back i didn't even see many of those perpetually-going-out-of-business scam stores... rents too high probably.

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    Blockbuster closed, Quiznos is going down, so is Cinnabon. Even Starbucks has been closing some shops recently.
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