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the mall.....epicenter of all evil

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posted on Sep, 24 2006 @ 03:24 PM
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here is what i think........i believe that the mall is a center for mind control....no really. i think that the store fronts are peices of a one big programing plot. like one color in the AE front will go with the color of the font in the spencers sign that rymes with the VS storefront sale all of which put togther one order in your mind like "buy more cheese" which will improve the economy and give the govt more power so the more you attend the mall the more your mind is controled....most girls go to the mall more and buy more crap......it all goes hand in hand.

so beware looking at the store fronts...walk through head down sunglasses on like i do




posted on Sep, 24 2006 @ 08:43 PM
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Mass bombardments of all kinds of sensory stimuli (to get your $$$) can be found in a mall. It's interesting that the word 'mall' can also appear as:

Maul -

1 : BEAT, BRUISE
2 : MANGLE 1
3 : to handle roughly

I think you're probably right.



posted on Sep, 24 2006 @ 08:58 PM
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I agree

The malls use the latest and greatest in advertising to get your $$ plus pump subliminal music to get you to buy. I feel that it targets woman more than men though because my wife and daughter seem to get caught up in the buying frenzy than my son and I do.



posted on Sep, 24 2006 @ 09:05 PM
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There are worse evils in this world. I love shopping and i love the malls.

Sure, they give you one at regular price the other 1/2 price? NOT! That's a marketing ploy.

They have you buy one and get one free- Another marketing ploy. You are paying top $$$ for that first item when you could find it some place else at 50% off in the first place.

You just have to be savy and recognize the scams and then make up your mind.

It still makes for lots of fun on rainny days. I work so i can shop till i drop.



posted on Sep, 24 2006 @ 09:05 PM
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just a connection. a "mall" (or maul) was the center stage for a great zombie flick a while back.
they seem to go hand in hand. glad we don't have many here in SF.
-b



posted on Sep, 24 2006 @ 09:10 PM
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When I go to the mall, my eye's start to water as I pass by all the perfume and other smells, like the people wearing it. I much prefer a nice walk in the woods, or on a beach, or some place in nature than in the mall. I also walk slow and some people I've noticed, they do really like to push.



posted on Sep, 24 2006 @ 10:15 PM
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I hate the fat people sitting at those little tables pigging out on fatty fat food.

Well, jeez, I wonder why you're fat


I don't mind shopping centres that much. It's not really like there are that many hidden agendas there. Once you get past all the superficial stuff, there's nothing there.



posted on Sep, 24 2006 @ 10:21 PM
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There's nothing like the Orange Chicken at the food court.


What you do is buy a pair of very tight jeans and wear them shopping. This stops you from eating lots of crap.



posted on Sep, 25 2006 @ 07:31 PM
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you've never seen mallrats, have you?

the mall can be a source of unimaginable evil, or the greatest good that humanity has to offer, as well as some of the best fun teenagers can have

who really needs to buy stuff at a mall? it's just a great place to hang out

[edit on 9/25/06 by madnessinmysoul]



posted on Sep, 26 2006 @ 12:44 AM
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My view of the shopping mall was indelibly altered after seeing George Romero's Dawn of the Dead. "Dawn of the Dead" was the sequel to Romero's epic cult film, Night of the Living Dead. Both depict a time when, because of some unknown factor (bacteria from space?), the recently deceased return back to "life". Of course, just returning back from the dead isn't enough to sustain the suspense in a ninety minute film so, for good measure, the dead return as cannibal zombies.

In the film, Dawn of the Dead, the zombies, functioning on their primal "lizard brains" go the shopping mall because that's where they were the "happiest" when they were amongst the living. Creepy. Creepy because it's sadly true. Too many people go to the shopping mall to find purpose and meaning in their lives through the act of, well, shopping?

When I go to the shopping mall now (an activity that I dread so I only go to the mall when I absolutely must), I am always reminded of that film by the groups of senior citizens that are always sitting in the food court. Ironically, the food court is also where the teen agers seem to congregate. Nevertheless, except for more controlled movement and the fact that they can talk very little really seperates these two groups from the cannibal zombies depicted by George Romero.



posted on Sep, 26 2006 @ 01:54 AM
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i hate them mall

it makes me vomit in my mouth



posted on Sep, 26 2006 @ 05:32 PM
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Originally posted by Lysergic
i hate them mall

it makes me vomit in my mouth


very insightful...

i'd really like to understand WHY you think this



posted on Sep, 27 2006 @ 06:13 PM
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i realized this after perusing the mall...i went to several stores and looked at one which made me think of another strore so i went there and this went on and then i got a great hankerin for a smoothie ant the shop in the very middle of my mall....then i realized next time my freind did the same thing it is nuts



posted on Sep, 27 2006 @ 07:55 PM
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I've noticed that mall design seems more and more to borrow on the subtleties of casino design...

Elements such as the floor almost imperceptably sloping downward as you enter through the doors into the main shopping area to make walking into the mall physically easier than leaving, the barest requirements of signage indicating exit points, very few if any clocks to gauge the passage of time whilst inside, and little in the way of natural lighting, again, to give the least indication of passage of time....design-psychology at its peak!



posted on Sep, 27 2006 @ 08:13 PM
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I hate the mall too.

I try go only once a year..during the Christmas rush..

I mostly go to watch people behave like "ants on an Oreo".
It's my own personal therapy.

I buy a couple of things, from someones Christmas list..then off to my second form of therapy...My favorite..

I go out to my car..Start it up, put the reverse lights on..And sit there, listening to the radio. Watch people pull up and wait for a few minutes to get my Primo spot..
I do this for about 20 minutes. As long as I aggrevate 5 or 6 potential parkers, I'm good for at least 90 days..



posted on Sep, 27 2006 @ 08:19 PM
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Originally posted by timski
...design-psychology at its peak!


Someone already mentioned the music and they use fragrances now too. Research has shown that certain smells set up specific moods in the brain.

This is not meant as a personal attack, but I find this...



who really needs to buy stuff at a mall? it's just a great place to hang out


... just pathetic.

Symptomatic of our "culture" I guess.
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posted on Sep, 27 2006 @ 08:27 PM
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Originally posted by I_AM_OVERLORD1
here is what i think........i believe that the mall is a center for mind control....no really. i think that the store fronts are peices of a one big programing plot. like one color in the AE front will go with the color of the font in the spencers sign that rymes with the VS storefront sale all of which put togther one order in your mind like "buy more cheese" which will improve the economy and give the govt more power so the more you attend the mall the more your mind is controled....most girls go to the mall more and buy more crap......it all goes hand in hand.

so beware looking at the store fronts...walk through head down sunglasses on like i do
Seriously have you thought about medication? Thier are lots of new meds on the market that help with delusional thinking.



posted on Sep, 28 2006 @ 04:34 AM
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Originally posted by spacedoubt
I go out to my car..Start it up, put the reverse lights on..And sit there, listening to the radio. Watch people pull up and wait for a few minutes to get my Primo spot..


You get my WATS for an act of sheer evil-genius!


If only we could find a way to erase the parking-bay lines in the carpark, and then re-paint them so they are barely the width of a car...we could sit back and watch as people squeeze the car into a free spot and are unable to open the doors to get out...muhahahaha!



posted on Sep, 28 2006 @ 12:40 PM
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Thanks timski!

The whole parking thing is a little passive aggressive.
But sometimes thats the way to go.

Especially around 4000 drooling mouth breathers, dead set on buying
a "tickle me Elmo" because their kid HAS to HAVE one.



posted on Sep, 28 2006 @ 01:14 PM
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I hate the mall too, it is set up to feed the ego, to make you feel like you are part of the herd if you buy some expensive crap with a manufacturers name displayed for all to see. I heard somewhere that those little mall-rat girls prostitute themselves so they can shop more. I am talking about middle-class girls who's parents already give them money to shop.


We are becoming divided in so many ways, left vs. right, spiritual vs. materialism/ego.




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