Miscellany: It's Just Like a Mini-Mall
There are some things I love about America. One is that virtually anyone can become successful by hard work, creativity, and a little luck, as evidenced by the owner of Flea Market Montgomery, Sammy Stephens:
I'm a bit late to the party with this one - it's a cheesy commercial that's gone on to YouTube fame, eventually landing Stephens on "The "Ellen DeGeneres Show." That's capitalism at work - transforming a guy who has the guts to put himself out there into a star. And of course, Stephens is no slouch at exploiting his newfound fame.
The Flea Market itself? Well, it looks like every other indoor flea market - nothing more, nothing less. Still, you've got to admit, the only thing that separates Tylenol from acetaminophen is good advertising, so that's no surprise: