I found this over at Elements of Style Blog. Awesome!
We have many of these kinds of furniture stores in the Regina-area. We love UGLY FURNITURE here in my home town. Conversely, and not surprisingly, there are very, very few nice furniture stores. This would lead me to believe that most people here then prefer buying ugly furniture instead of surrounding themselves with things that are nice to look at. We do have a coded idea in our little simian brains that tell us if something is pretty verses ugly. It's not like these people don't recognize the junk they're buying is eye-rapingly awful. So, what is it about living in Regina that seems to compell us to surround ourselves with homeliness?