July 11, 2004

Flying Saucer Smashes Into L.A.-Area Electronics Store!

Greetings. Fry's Electronics stores frequently are "themed" in unique ways in terms of interior decor. Here in the L.A. area, the Redondo Beach store has a "Polynesian" theme, while the Woodland Hills store goes in for the "Alice in Wonderland" look.

The Fry's that opened in Burbank has its own unique style. Befitting its location in the heart of L.A.'s Film/TV/Aerospace Industrial Complex, it offers an imaginative Science Fiction look, complete with a rendition of "Gort" the robot from "The Day the Earth Stood Still" standing inside amongst a wide variety of other decorations honoring SF and also aerospace themes.

But it's the outside of this particular Fry's that really grabs your attention. It features the appearance of a crashed alien spacecraft (or, the more cynical might suggest, a secret U.S. Air Force vehicle from the nearby facilities that once housed Lockheed's "Skunk Works" and similar "black" project operations).

Either way, it makes for quite a front door.

None of this is to address the issues involved with actually dealing with Fry's to buy or return merchandise, which sometimes makes one think that their policies were actually designed by outer space aliens with limited knowledge of Earthling sensibilities. But that's another story.


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