Onion reports on the opening of a new Linens-N-Shit

| July 30, 2008 | 5 Replies

It was bound to happen.  Several people I know already called it “Linens-N-Shit,” a well-known hot spot for people who were helpless to recognize that they needlessly wanted to buy things they didn’t actually need.    And now, The Onion has dedicated an entire article to the retailer.

Speaking of The Onion, check out the Onion Network News for reports that The Bejing Olympics are actually a huge trap and this extra funny report on new wearable feedbags for Americans and this even funnier report on the limits of what humans are willing to eat. I suspect that there were some product placement fees involved in these last two reports, but I can’t be sure . . .

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Dan Klarmann says:

    That's right, pick on the bankrupt: Linens 'n Things bankruptcy maneuvers

    Also recently announced are these big names in mostly unnecessary stuff:

    Hollywood Video

    Sharper Image

    Circuit City

    Bed, Bath and Beyond

  2. Erich Vieth says:

    Dan: Maybe the Onion saw this as their last opportunity to to smack LNT around before it disappears. Actually, from your link it appears that they will be closing fewer stores than they anticipated. This suggests that there is still a strong demand for unnecessary things.

  3. Vicki Baker says:

    Thanks for the Onion links – did you see this one:

    Bush Tours America to Survey Damage Caused By His Disastrous Presidency

  4. Erich Vieth says:

    Vicki: Thanks for bringing that excellent satire to my attention. I've shared it with many people via email too.

  5. Erich Vieth says:

    While we're picking through the newer Onion videos, I'd like to recommend this one on the issue of children's health care. http://www.theonion.com/content/video/study_most_

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