Ironic Factories and Parks

What does this say about our modern age?  Las Vegas, like most big cities, is home to:

  • an Old Spaghetti Factory
  • a Cheesecake Factory
  • a Sushi Factory
  • a Tan Factory
  • an Ethel M. Chocolate Factory
  • a “BratWorks” (a kind of mechanized sausage assembly line, it seems)
  • and even an Arts Factory

Alongside all of these, we also have dozens of office-oriented mini-malls called “business parks.”

So, contemporary urban cityscapes are places where one can find art and junk food at factories, but financial transactions take place in ugly concrete-and-stucco parks.  Weird.