That yodelin' Walmart kid is now performing at Coachella, among other rewards

Lo, in these many hours since we first uncovered the boot-scoot-boogeyin’ boy Mason Ramsey—it’s been more than a week, now!—his Walmart-based yodeling habits have been remixed into oblivion as the internet chewed up and spat out its latest meme. But during that time, Ramsey has capitalized on his moment in the…

Walmart dubs Cosmo too sexy for its checkout lines

Ensuring that shoppers at one of the world’s biggest retail chains will have to work a little bit harder to learn the “HOT SEX SKILLS” to “Get & Give Supreme Pleasure”—or, you know, just read some writing, interviews, and photos from a women-focused perspective—Walmart has announced that it’s removing Cosmopolitan …

Walmart pulls tees threatening to kill journalists from its online store

Walmart has pulled a T-shirt that jokes about killing journalist from its online store today, shortly after the garment—featuring the charming phrase “Rope. Tree. Journalist. SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED”—was pointed out to the mega-conglomerate by journalists from the Radio Television Digital News Association. The…

It’s like that: Run-D.M.C. is suing Walmart and Amazon for ripping off its brand

Billboard reports that the surviving members of influential hip-hop group Run-D.M.C. have launched a lawsuit against online retailers Walmart, Amazon, and Jet, as well as a number of clothing production companies, for allegedly being illin’ in the form of selling merchandise marketed with the band’s name and branding…

Walmart is playing a dangerous role in the normalization of Burzum T-shirts

The word “normalization” has been thrown around a lot lately, generally in reference to the lamestream media’s attempts to be even-handed in its coverage of people who openly hate it (i.e., Donald Trump and his team). But there’s another, equally insidious means by which extreme beliefs formerly relegated to the…

This artist sees the beauty lurking at Walmart

Connecticut-based artist Brendan O’Connell specializes in paintings of “everyday life” and “everyday activities,” and he found plenty of both at Walmart, the nation’s largest grocery retailer as well as the biggest company on the planet. Inspired by what he saw in these big box stores, O’Connell took to capturing…

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