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Inside the Kwik-E-Mart

Inside the Kwik-E-Mart

Brian Jacks at the MTV Movies Blog does some investigative reporting about what we can expect to find in one of these new Simpsons 7-11 locations that have been remodeled to market the July 27 opening of The Simpsons Movie. He’s got pictures from inside a Manhattan location, as well as some political commentary:

Granted, perhaps I’m over-analyzing this, but here we have an army of Indian and Pakistani workers who, for years, have attempted to beat down the “Thank you, come again” stereotype, and who are now being forced against their will to dress as Apu, the most blatant of all convenience store clichés. In a store, no less, that features stickers of Apu proudly proclaiming that “our hot dogs are rich in bunly goodness.” Again, maybe they’re fine with this, but I couldn’t help but detect a thick cloud of depression emanating from the employee who rang up my bean burrito.

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