Posts Tagged ‘People of Walmart’

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What is WRONG with people??

guilty pleasures, People of WalmartSeriously…why do people go out looking the way they do sometimes? And why do they always seem to end up going to Walmart? That’s kind of the point behind one of the most entertaining guilty pleasures on the internet: People of Walmart.

guilty pleasures, People of WalmartFor those of you otherwise uninformed, People of Walmart is a website that has turned into (seriously) a satirical social commentary of the extraordinary sights found at North America’s favourite store.

People of Walmart started back in 2009 by three friends and roommates after an inspirational trip to Walmart. The rest, as they say, is history. The website has become not only one of the most popular guilty pleasures anywhere online, but it has expanded to include other avenues (this 2013 calendar, for example).

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guilty pleasures, People of WalmartAs they point out on their website, the People of Walmart aren’t trying to be serious a-holes…they’re simply trying to have some fun with the people who, for one reason or another, decide to go out in public looking the way they do.  As they state:

“We are trying to have some fun here and there is a difference between someone who is mentally challenged and a person who has a fu Manchu and is still rocking MC Hammer pants.”

guilty pleasures, People of WalmartAhhhh yes…MC Hammer. That’s another guilty pleasure for another day. In the meantime, I think you all realize that this isn’t a website that you’d normally view at work or in front of your family. Hence, it’s the very definition of an internet-based guilty pleasure.