There’s always something to howl about

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


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?

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    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”


      “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!


    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”


      Jeff, email your address to me at 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.