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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Rampant Sexism at Tall Oaks: A Restonian World Exclusive

This shocking image from Tall Oaks Shopping Center may be painful to view for us enlightened souls who have attended drumming circles to realign our perspective on the patriarchical society in which we live, but we can't hide the hurtful truth any longer.

Actually, we're quite surprised at this blatant sexism, given past examples of Compare Foods' enlightened advertising. We just know "Susie de los Santos" would be disappointed.


  1. One of my favorite parts about shopping at Compare is finds like this bread (there is also a chicken soup with an unfortunate name, which I'm afraid to submit on this post).

  2. If that's a clever way to get us to go shop there, it just might work! If there's a stampede to the chicken soup aisle, you'll know they heard it on Restonian!

  3. I was just made aware of your blog a few days ago. Your posts are absolutely hilarious! Thanks so much for being irreverant and politically incorrect--Bill Maher, watch out!

  4. It would make more sense if they sold this bread at the Great Falls Safeway

  5. Hey Monika,

    You should have been here when we were really funny.

  6. Next time I'm there I'll note where this infamous soup is. It's a yellow packet of dried soup (think Lipton's Cup A Soup size) with a picture of a chicken (or rooster?) on it. It was at the fish market end of an aisle, on the side towards the hot foods/deli. BTW I had a tamale from the hot bar, and it was awesome. Anonymous 4:01 pm

    @Monika - just wait until an election.

  7. Peasant From Less Sought After South RestonAugust 5, 2010 at 8:47 PM


    Welcome to the Restonian Underground. Price of admission is a sense of sardonic humor. We regulars meet monthly (not really) at, where else, the Awesome Macaroni Grill to share tips on how to avoid extrajudicial rendition to Sterling by RA teams in their white pick-ups. We also discuss our resistance tactics, such as creatively using red mulch at RA headquarters and planting tomatoes in our front yards (this because, according to one comentator here, we're all NIMBYs).

  8. Humor? Humor!?! You think we're being humorous, Monika? I'll show you who's being humorous. Just wait a second while I drop trou and back my butt up against the computer.


    Consider yourself mooned!

  9. Michaele Salahi has a bakery?

  10. Bimbo Bread: Because we put the "Duh!" in the dough.

  11. VOLUNTEERING FOR "WORKS SUNDAY" ON AUGUST 15TH. Again this year, SJN volunteers will be helping with "Works Sunday," an annual daylong effort to help the needy in our area. This year it is on August 15th. More information is on the web site - (it's a great website!). SJN is committed especially to help with the food drive. You can register directly on line by going to, clicking on the left side where it says "food drive", and clicking on "sign up". Works Sunday is asking for a two hour commitment from each volunteer. There are brochures on the social justice table in the church foyer/hallway area. Food drives are at the following locations at the following times on August 15th:

    Compare Foods at Tall Oaks 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Hunters Woods Safeway 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Herndon Giant 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Fox Mill Giant 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.·
    North Point Giant 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    If you have questions, please contact Joan Kasprowicz at

  12. The soup is down aisle 8 on the left hand side under the sign that says "Jamaica" (which 'points' to it). Enjoy.


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