Pianist/vocal coach/chamber musician. Tweeting about music, work, and life in Chicago.
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bitter bookstore party, your table is now ready
This pic, which I took and posted on 4/1 (Gee, Borders. Bitter much?) is at the top of @Huffpost Comedy today!
no wonder brders filed chapter 11
3rd November? Two days before 'Guy Fawkes' night? Coincidence? I think not!
yikes. that makes me feel uilty. i used to live nearby this one :(
At any rate, it's not photo-shopped. There's no conspiracy theory. I just thought it was funny, so I took the pic.
No confusion: Pics are from the Borders in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. I guess there's an 'Amazon' restaurant in Cali?
Oh, nevermind. She's deleted this: "@Tom Yeah, I know. I live in the neighborhood. It's still funny!"
Since @EvilWylie can't see @avecvoix's reply, apparently she lives in Cali now: http://goo.gl/dt1RP
If it's a fake, it's a really good job with the reflections of the buildings, car AND the photographer overlaying the signs. I guess it's possible, I've never used Photoshop, though.
@Tom and @Jimbodawg -- the photos you've posted are from a California Borders, and these photos were taken at the Uptown Borders location in Chicago (4718 N. Broadway). Are you saying there is an Amazon restaurant next to both of these locations?
Borders might have had better luck if their store employees were able to keep track of the current year.
like @Jimbodawg said, Amazon is a restaurant next door. Here's proof: http://imgur.com/gDOBW
Apparently the primary advantage of physical book stores is that they have restrooms.
Lmao. Can't believe people think this is fake. The tape is in the top center on the yellow sign.
Look at the other pics in the window. This Borders is closing. No wonder they're angry with Amazon.
Some of you really are dense. Why would she fake this? http://i.imgur.com/Hod89.png
Not a fake, I promise. I took the pic yesterday when I walked past the store.
Better indication of fakery: compare edges of "no restrooms" sign to the signs above.
I went in before Christmas and tweeted abt how it looked like Goebbels' library. Asked for large print books (for parents) and they offered me a Kindle.
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