So in the past few years I've grown a true appreciation for none other than the great American Mall. Well, it's not so much the merchandise. I mean, don't get me wrong, I LOVE TO SHOP!!! especially with a hangover. But what malls mostly have to offer nowadays is absolute shit to me at this point. WHat I love is the deco/'50sish architecture, the indoor palms, the fountains, the mint piss green sparkles, the glitz and glamour! I love me in middle school going to the mall every weekend, shopping at Contempo Casuals, buying what ever crap I could get my hands on and slowly training myself to become the ultimate consumer that I am today. I love what's become of it all. Dead Malls: ghost towns, carcasses of what use to house Lisa Turtles eating french fries with tacky manicures. Beautiful. I was pleasantly surprised to discover recently that others are just as excited as I am by all this and explore it in great depth on the world wide web.
An entire website devoted to Dead Malls: http://www.deadmalls.com/
An entire blog devoted to shopping malls of the '50s, '60s, and '70s: http://mallsofamerica.blogspot.com/
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