And Now for the True Romantics

The British suoermarket chain, Asda (owned by Walmart), has launched a Valentine’s Day card priced at 8p (about 14 cents).

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4706320.stm

So come on guys and gals, show him/her how much you really care.

I like that they wrote “SMART PRICE” right on the thing, right on the front, even, so there’s no way anyone could mistake it for anything but the cheapest card availalble outside of a box of 40.

There was a website parodying the cards using the Tescos Value brand was around a few months ago, and now this story. Can’t be a coincidence.

http://www.code-d.com/tesco-cards/

Is there really a supermarket chain in England whose name was invented by someone mashing the keyboard with their left hand?

Chris Woods

It’s an acronym of ASsociated DAiries. Hmm, is it still an acryonm if you take more than one letter from each word?

Life imitates Art again.

I’ve always secretly envied guys who buy Valentine’s cards in boxes of 40. Unless they make them last their entire life of course

Is there really a supermarket chain in England whose name was invented by someone mashing the keyboard with their left hand?

It’s part of the Wallmart Chain now, I guess they have a soft spot for daft names.

I find the ASDA corporate logo on the front of the card to also be particularly romantic.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4712542.stm

In Japan it’s a “buy chocolates for your boss (if your’re a woman)” day, was invented by a confectionary manufacturer 40 years ago and has become an obligation.

I wonder what they have planned for the follow up

NSFW disclaimer on the link.