“Avatar” fever has struck the Pacific Northwest, and the epicenter appears to be QFC grocery stores. I’ve been to three different ones over the past week, and they’re all plastered top to bottom with advertising for the “Avatar” DVD which just hit the shelves. They’ve got gigantic lifesize cardboard figures of the Na’vi, they’ve got big advertisement stickers on the floor, they’ve got ugly shit hanging from the ceiling… I’ve never seen anything like it, and I can’t imagine what each store must be getting paid to promote it like this.
But that’s not the worst of it, oh no. The most snickerworthy items are the “Avatar” baked goods. That’s right, you can get cakes and cupcakes with fucking Na’avi “printed” on them. Jesus!