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“Pardon me sir, but have you seen the special on Grey Poupon at Wal Mart?”

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UPDATE: Buy the T-Shirt at Cafe Press!

Yep, that’s a Rolls Royce Phantom (2008 MSRP $340,000) in the parking lot of the Newport RI Wal Mart captured with my phone on Saturday.

The headline is my best shot at a caption (YouTube has the old Grey Poupon commercial). What’s yours?

20 comments

20 Comments so far

  1. Ryan Hartman August 17th, 2009 5:43 am

    “Conspicuous Consumption?”

  2. Joe August 17th, 2009 6:11 am

    I guess everyone’s trying to save a little money these days! 🙂

  3. Don Reedy August 17th, 2009 7:52 am

    “I don’t see a big box, but these parking stalls do offend my Michelin’s.”

  4. Al Lorenz August 17th, 2009 9:06 am

    Rolls Royce body kits to fit your VW chassis available in the WalMart automotive section.

  5. Jeff Brown August 17th, 2009 9:31 am

    I hate my new job.

  6. Tami Simms-Powel August 17th, 2009 9:43 am

    Everybody’s on a budget these days!

  7. Russell Shaw August 17th, 2009 11:14 am

    I don’t have a quote, John. I am just so impressed that you *knew* it was a 2008 Phantom. 🙂

  8. Robert Worthington August 17th, 2009 12:22 pm

    Haha. Shouldn’t this owner of the rolls be having someone do his shopping for him, which would be a better return on his investment?

  9. Kevin Pellatiro August 17th, 2009 3:26 pm

    “No really, the discount sector is performing WELL”

    or

    “What do you mean the cart return kid blew our ENTIRE insurance policy??”

  10. Cheryl Johnson August 17th, 2009 4:31 pm

    There are some good lines here, but I gotta say … Jeff Brown’s is my favorite…..

  11. Kevin Pellatiro August 17th, 2009 5:12 pm

    Yeah – Jeff’s needs to make the Tonight Show. Perfect.

  12. Eric Blackwell August 18th, 2009 2:29 am

    “Buffy? Meet your cousin Bubba.”

    Nice pic John! Well done!

    Eric

  13. Teri L August 18th, 2009 4:32 am

    The wife got the house.

  14. jimi August 18th, 2009 5:13 am

    “The high cost of low living”

  15. Barry Cunningham August 18th, 2009 1:56 pm

    Thanks Obama!

  16. Dan Connolly August 18th, 2009 9:15 pm

    One of the Walton boys stopped by for a surprise inspection today.

  17. Grog August 19th, 2009 7:45 am

    Maybe they were inline to get new tires.

  18. John Rowles August 19th, 2009 7:58 am

    I agree that’s Jeff’s takes the cake.

    “I hate my new Job”

    Indeed.

    Jeff, email your address to me at jrowles@mainrhode.com and I will send your prize – a “Newport RI” T-shirt from Wal Mart.

  19. Fredrick Mac August 19th, 2009 12:26 pm

    You are SO RICH, why do you shop at Wal-Mart?

    How do you think I got to be SO RICH?

  20. Ray August 19th, 2009 12:47 pm

    Trevor, I loaned Catalina the Rolls to buy groceries.