Our Increasingly Ballardian World

“Even Ballard didn’t go as far as describing consumer riots over 2$ waffle makers at Wal-Mart” – Ashley Benigno

This most recent Thanksgiving weekend was violent even by Black Friday standards, including at least once incident of one shopper using pepper spray on fellow consumers. As Ashley points out, that’s a grimly Ballardian reality. This weekend I’ve come across some other WTF moments that seem like they were lifted directly from a Ballard novel:

 Yongsan Dream Hub New Twin Towers

South Korean Twin Towers Design

DJ crushed in bed in hotel room by taxi cab

Corporate executives gone wild chew threw restraints on airplane

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