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Sunday, August 27, 2006

There's No Escaping Pat Sajak

If you need some votive effigies to burn for a late relative, Ho Chi Minh City is the best place to shop—especially if Grandma was a fan of Wheel of Fortune and high-end electronics.

HCM City’s Binh Tay Market is famous as a place producing votive subjects for export. There a man offered: “You can buy everything for the dead here. If you can’t find the thing you need, you can place an order”.

“Nowadays, no one sends ordinary TV sets to the dead, but LCDs. We have LCDs with screens showing all kinds of current game shows,” he added. [Link]

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