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Friday, September 08, 2006

Bye Bye Famous Barr


Way back a long time ago (today), there used to be a chain of department stores in the St Louis, MO area called Famous Barr. Of course the St Louisans call it "Famous and Barr," but they're always saying stupid things like "fark" for "fork" and "sharts" for "shorts." And when they aren't saying that, they're always asking what high school you went to. (And if you don't believe me, ask my Human's friend Large Oh.)

Well, Famous Barr and a bunch of other stores like Marshall Fields (Chicago), are becoming Macy's. (Stupid humans always subsuming things!!!) I don't know anything really about Macy's, but I hate balloons!!! Does this mean that we will all have to change our names to "Macy's?" Or maybe "Wal-mart?"

I've never been in our local Famous Barr. My Human refuses to claim that I'm a service dog!


The Army of Four said...

I wonder if I can get in, since I'm mom's Guide Dog for the Color Blind? I got to pick the ceramic tile for the Library/Media Room. The grout, too. The sales-biped even rubbed my tummy!

H.A. Turbofire, Sibertarian said...

It's worth a try!

Shmoo said...

Macy's sucks (according to the human woman). They sucked up a Hecht's here in Merryland. Apparently they are trying to take over the world too, but they will fail, because they don't have mannequins with dogs.


Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Hey Tubey,

As special friends of Charlie and Opy - and DogsWithBlogs - you are invited to appear in the 2007 DogsWithBlogs calender. Please go here - http://dogswithblogs.com.au/calender.htm for further details. Hoping you will participate.


Tierre Williams said...

Hi, Turbo! Love the site. This weekend, all the Hecht's in Virginia (including right here in the Richmond-Petersburg area)are turning into Macy's, too. My guess their prices will stay the same.

ranger said...

turbo - we had a famous barr here too and macy's ate it. mom has friends that work there and they are not happy about it.

unless they sell dog bones or treats, i don't really care.


Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Did you see the new Macy's ad? If you watch real close, someone comes across the screen walking 2 wire haired fox terriers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just like MOI!

Bussie Kissies

Ivy said...

tubey i think you shud sneek in to the famous and bar and woo woo at those macys peepol to tell them they are not welcome. then they will leave town and never come back! yeah!

or maybe just leave some pee-mail to let them know how you feel about it. that wud work too.

just dont get cot or you will end up in dog jail and your mommy will haf to bail you out!

H.A. Turbofire, Sibertarian said...

Meeshka, if Macy's sucks, does that mean that it has something to do with that stupid Dyson?

Opy, sounds good to me. I just have to choose my best photo.

Tierre, thanks for stopping by. It'll probably end up being an excuse to raise prices anyway!

Ranger, maybe they do sell treats there...I think it's worth investigating.

Buster, at least you got something out of the deal!

Ivy, and it'll help if I stop my foot, too!