Thursday, July 1st, 2010
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Mall Store Brings Shirtless Men, Bedbugs To Soho

wouldn't not wearing shirts semi-alleviate the problem?"We're very disappointed."
Brooklyn resident Sylvia Mak, who had "wanted to spend $70, or more, on shirts" for her daughters at the mall-beachwear outpost Hollister before finding out that the Soho outpost of the chain was closed because of a bedbug infestation. What does a clothing store sourced from mass-distributed items do in that case? Burn all of its inventory? Send the clothes off to the same place that gets the shirts commemorating the Phillies' 2009 World Series victory? Force the poor employees who aren't up to the chain's appearance standards to wear them? [Pic via]

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Joe Gallagher (#4,773)

Ouch dude. Why'd you have to bring to my attention the existence of these shirts?

keisertroll (#1,117)

Just today I received SI swag I won in a Philly podcast contest. Included in the package were WORLD CHAMPION NEW YORK YANKEES and STANLEY CUP CHAMPION CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS issues of Sports Illustrated.

And now this.

scroll_lock (#4,122)

The stores (from the outside) are so contrived it's like a Disney exhibit. That and the wafting weird scent make me bolt for the other side of the mall.

Art Yucko (#1,321)

yeah, the darkly-lit Havana/Miami/Goth thing with the hurricane shutters/etc. just doesn't really do it for me. walk-on-byyyy!

scroll_lock (#4,122)

It's the Haunted Pantsion!

Art Yucko (#1,321)

It's a Lanai of DEATH

(by overinflated self-esteem and terrible taste)

saythatscool (#101)

Well, I don't like to discuss business on the lanai, come on in. If you're wearing rubbers, leave them outside, will you?

scroll_lock (#4,122)

Mall-ister: Serving your Havanian Goth Bedbug needs with cartoon style for longer than we care to recall.

Neopythia (#353)

@stc Cash, Fletch I'm impressed. Saw my pimp today.

saythatscool (#101)

Oh, by the way, what kind of a name is poon?

Comanche Indian.

keisertroll (#1,117)

I once a short story called "The Lanai of Death". It was published in "OH, BLANCHE: THE QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF GOLDEN GIRLS SLASH EROTICA".

Art Yucko (#1,321)

beach kids and crabs. makes sense to me

scroll_lock (#4,122)

Beach kids are usually lewd and lice-ntious.

COME ON, outer borough residents! YOU ARE BETTER THAN THIS.

saythatscool (#101)

No. No they're not.

Amdesi (#1,934)

No wonder those guys are shirtless.

Niko Bellic (#1,312)

I miss that fucking DKNY ad on that building! It was so awesome (with Statue of Liberty towering over Manhattan as it should, instead of being a lame, small thing down in the water in the middle of nowhere) that DKNY logo looked ironically placed on it. Then they had to go and sell the building to the damn stupid whatever. Plus, Donna Karan stole my place in line at Whole Foods the other evening. And now – bedbugs. It's all going to shit.

saythatscool (#101)

Somebody needs a hug!

Come here you little Serb. Daddy loves ya.

Niko Bellic (#1,312)

Snif. Thank you. This city has changed so much since 2009. It's just not the same place anymore!

brianvan (#149)

Thank you, Roscoe the bedbug sniffing dog!

(But Roscoe ran away after this assignment; not even he can stand to be on Broadway in Soho)

City_Dater (#2,500)

Maybe that bedbug-sniffing beagle company got the search-and-destroy job. Love that dog!

They probably freeze the shirts to kill the bugs, then unload them to some big messy discount outlet. Does Building #19 still exist? Someplace like that.

HiredGoons (#603)

Can't we just burn down the whole store?

HiredGoons (#603)

Also: something something fumigation would improve the smell.

katiebakes (#32)

HATE THIS EVIL VILE PLACE RAGE STROKE

Clip Arthur (#2,024)

Doesn't Derek Jeter have a gym in this building?

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