clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Recession Humor

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

In a timely bit of fake reporting, The Onion takes a look at the state of discount retailer TJ Maxx. As usual, there's a bit of truth to The Onion's sarcasm, and even the imagery rings true: "...the canvas bins heaped with broken stemware in aisle six may be a sign that T.J. Maxx is on the verge of complete bankruptcy. Either that, or it's doing perfectly fine. It's impossible to say which." [The Onion]