Posts tagged "walmart"

Tracy Morgan Gives Tearful First Interview Since Last Year’s Brutal Car Accident

Tracy Morgan has remained mostly under the radar in the year since the June 7, 2014 car accident that almost took his life. His vehicle was struck by a Walmart tractor-trailer on the New Jersey Turnpike, which badly injured him and killed his friend and mentor James McNair. As he underwent a long rehabilitation process, Morgan filed a lawsuit against Walmart for…

Claire Hannum / June 1, 2015

Walmart Is Making Serious Bank On Water From Drought Stricken Sacramento

Right now, as you may know, the state of California is suffering one of the worst droughts on record. The city of Sacramento currently has a “Level 2 Water Shortage” in effect, meaning that residents who want to wash their car or water their lawns can only do so on specific days at specific times.

Robyn Pennacchia / May 11, 2015

Pope Francis: Trans* People Are “Opposing God’s Order Of Creation”

Pope Francis compared trans* people to nuclear weapons. How progressive. [Gay Star News]
A Native American activist is suing Facebook over its “real name” policy. [The Guardian]
The case against allowing adoption for same-sex parents is riddled with pseudo-science. [The Atlantic]
Hunter Moore, founder of revenge porn site IsAnyoneUp.com, has been sentenced to seve…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 19, 2015

10 Great Moments In Schadenfreude In 2014

Schadenfreude is a German word for the sense of joy one feels at someone else’s pain. Though it’s been a hell of a rough year, newswise, some pretty awful things have happened to awful people, and sometimes — let’s face it — it’s pretty nice to see. Better than the opposite at least. So here…

Robyn Pennacchia / December 30, 2014

RIP Society: Walmart Tried To Sell Banksy Prints, Failed Miserably

I was about to pack it up and call it a day when I saw that Walmart was selling the work of graffiti artist Banksy on their website starting at the low price of $25 — the most ironic being the work entitled “Destroy Capitalism.” Walmart’s in-house art expert (?) speculated that Banksy would “probably…

Ami Angelowicz / December 4, 2013

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Tulsa Lady Confronts Man Masturbating In Women’s Bathroom At Walmart

Meet Beth Davis of Tulsa, Oklahoma.  She ran by Walmart to run and errand and stopped first in the women’s restroom.  There should found a man, standing in front of the mirror partially clothed, jerking off.  So Davis whipped out her cameraphone and started filming him as he tried to leave the store, while she…

Jessica Wakeman / November 29, 2013

Walmart Fires Employee For Helping Woman Being Abused By Man In Store Parking Lot

If you’re going to get physically abused in a Walmart parking lot, then you are shit out of luck! The company fired employee Kristopher Oswald, 30, after he intervened when he saw a man “grabbing” a woman outside their Hartland Township, Michigan store on Sunday morning.

Jessica Wakeman / October 18, 2013

Man Accused Of Throwing Semen At Woman Because She Was “Hot”

In what was potentially an all time low for Walmart shoppers, one man decided that the best way to tell a woman that she was attractive was to throw bodily fluids at her. A Delaware police report obtained by The Smoking Gun states that Frank J. Short first walked past the victim and said, “Excuse…

Mary Odell / July 16, 2013

Walmart Is The Number One Place For Love At First Sight, Study Says

According to a study published in Psychology Today, the place we should all be going to find the love of our lives is Walmart. The study, which polled the 100 most recent Craigslist “Missed Connections” in 15 states, found that people in Texas, Florida, Ohio, Montana and North Carolina named Walmart most frequently as the…

Ami Angelowicz / April 9, 2013

Be My Boyfriend: Guy Who Drove Drunk Inside A Walmart

Dear Timothy Carr,
A lot of people drive drunk, but it takes a special kind of man (usually from Florida) to drive drunk inside. According to a report from Brooksville, Florida, you helped yourself to a cold one while inside a mega Walmart and were then caught driving your motorized cart erratically.
“The defendant did…

Julie Gerstein / February 6, 2013

Beauty Test Drive: Drew Barrymore’s Flower Powder Foundation

I came really late to the powder foundation game. I remember all these girls way back in high school with their little Cover Girl compacts. But me, I’ve usually kicked it old school with regular foundation and then set it with powder. Why I did this, I don’t know. It involved twice as many brushe…

Jessica Wakeman / February 3, 2013

Walmart Reportedly Fires Employee For Saving Dog

A Walmart employee in Hermiston, Oregon, was reportedly fired after she attempted to save a starving dog that had wandered into the superstore. According to an article written by Cindy Marabito at the Examiner.com, the dog was seen wandering around the store in an obviously malnourished state. But when the employee attempted to corral the…

Julie Gerstein / February 1, 2013

Beauty Test Drive: Drew Barrymore’s Flower Lip Butter

Never in the million years did I think I’d be recommending you a product sold exclusively at Walmart, renowned big box store of sex discrimination lawsuits and sexist tee shirts. Neither would I have suspected that Drew Barrymore, hippie goddess of love and light, would choose Walmart to exclusively sell her makeup line, Flower. But she…

Jessica Wakeman / January 22, 2013

Don’t Tell Anyone, But Condé Nast Created A Mini-Magazine For Walmart

There are some things in life that just belong together. For instance: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup, Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne. I’ve only been to Walmart once, when I accompanied my then-boyfriend to purchase a Bear Grylls-brand camping knife, but the politically conservative megastore definitely did not strike…

Rachel Krause / December 23, 2012

Black Friday Begins Earlier Every Year & Wal-Mart, Target Employees Are Not Gonna Take It Anymore

Black Friday is a uniquely American consumerist faux “holiday” that I will never understand. Do millions of people really want to endure screaming toddlers and hordes of teenagers at the mall just so they can buy an Old Navy fleece for 20 percent off? No, thanks.

But for the retail workers who have…

Jessica Wakeman / November 19, 2012

Sexist T-Shirt Weighs Down Walmart Shelves

Even when we begin to believe sexism is dying and there is, in fact, hope in defeating misogyny, Walmart apparel can be sure to kill all our optimism.

In Vandalia, IL, Kayla Hyde shared with her Twitter followers her disgust over a black T-shirt in Walmart’s clothing section. With blue lettering reading “Cool…

Daley Quinn / November 14, 2012

“Wow! I Totally Thought It Was Butter” And 10 Other Incredulous Names For Margarine

So apparently Wal-Mart’s generic brand version of “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!” is called “Wow! I Totally Thought It Was ‘Butter'” (note the quotes around “butter,” just in case you still weren’t clear that this product is NOT ACTUALLY BUTTER). Inspired by all these creative monikers for margarine, we came up with a few…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 9, 2012

Walmart Employees Get Their Cheer On

The Walmart dance hurts my soul. [Buzzfeed]…

Julie Gerstein / September 24, 2011

Sandy McMillin’s Bikini Bod Not Welcome At Walmart

Oregon resident Sandy MicMillan recently took a quick trip to her local Walmart to pick up chips, sour cream, and coffee creamer (this detail is not important, I just thought I would call your attention to her shopping list). She figured it was hot out and, duh, it’s Walmart, so why put on clothe…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 29, 2011

Jesus Appears On Walmart Receipt

If you know God, would you realize it if you saw him … staring back at you from your Walmart receipt.? South Carolina couple, Jacob Simmons and Gentry Lee Sutherland, believe so. When they returned from church on Sunday morning, the face of the Lord mysteriously materialized on a Walmart receipt, which had…

Ami Angelowicz / July 18, 2011
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