I brought Eli and Ocean to a movie at the Megamall yesterday and decided to hang around for a little "retail research." Good god, the place was packed; who knew that New Year's Day was such a huge shopping day? So many big, fat, vacant-eyed, slow-moving Americans (except for the "fat" part, I guess I was one of 'em)... definitely not a place for the consumer-culture squeamish. This little shrine to petroleum-based excess really encapsulated the whole experience for me.
I guess the boys really liked Tron, though.