Archive for the 'Media' Category

MADE IN ‘MERICA, YEAH…!

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

As a child in the early ’60s, at a time when the label Made In Japan was looked upon with scorn, I remember a meme (almost certainly malicious and false) that those wily Japanese had renamed one of their cities Usa so that they might flood our markets with cheap (mostly tin rather than plastic) […]

CAN YOU HEAR CUSTOMERS NOW WALMART…?

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

The fight for basic human rights expanded in Connecticut when a woman, with short hair, glasses and wearing a baseball cap, was asked to leave a Walmart bathroom. The bathrooms, particularly women’s bathrooms (so I’m told) all have stalls. Nobody sees nobody’s genitals. The ignorant bigots need to get a grip. For those of you […]

IF ONLY WALMART CONTROLLED THE MESSAGE…

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

The wet dream of any individual in the public arena, or any corporation desirous of only good press, is to own a media outlet that people trust: think NBC and General Electric or Rupert Murdoch and Fox News. Over the years Walmart has attempted to broadcast a friend vibe, but that hasn’t always worked as […]

WALMART’S SILENCE IS GETTING NOTICED…

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

The time for Walmart to get on the right side of bathroom use by transgender customers is past. Every day that goes by only worsens the effect of the inevitable decision to follow the lead of Target and other stores serving the public. The homophobic scaremongers raising vision of pedophile predators cross dressing to gain […]

WHO SHOULD HANDLE WALMART SECURITY…?

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

When your job is security, every person looks like a security threat. No. I’m not talking about the Transportation Security Administration (thank gawd I don’t fly), I’m talking about retail security guards, working two jobs and likely bored out of their skulls and afraid that if they do nothing, their employer will figure out that […]

FROM THE OFFICE CREW COMES SUPERSTORE

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

I haven’t watched Superstore yet, no television and all that, but I’ll order the DVD from the library when copies are available. This was my favorite bit from Brian Moylan review in Superstore: Walmart-inspired sitcom isn’t such a bad deal for The Guardian: Do they ever leave the store? No. Really? Who wants to spend […]

IS DOUG MCMILLON WORTH $19.8 MILLION…?

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

The short answer is, of course, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon is worth exactly what the (newly reshuffled) board says he is worth. Still, you think they might be aware of how the peasants (sometimes known as stock holders) are faring with all the, internal and external, changes the company is dealing with and tone down […]

WALMART IS EVVIIILLLL…

Sunday, April 10th, 2016

Well, yes, Walmart is evil, but not in the way conspiracy kook C. Ervana would like you to believe. I ought not to be surprised that the conspiracy theories surrounding the mysterious closing of five stores last year continue; after all, 27 percent of Americans will believe anything. Just in case you had even a […]

NO GOLD WATCH FOR FRANK SWANSON…

Friday, April 8th, 2016

What does Walmart give one of those employees that the company so badly wants to achieve upward mobility and satisfaction in their jobs after an employee works for the company 19 years and 355 days? How about a pink slip? Hayley Peterson, writing in Walmart fired a brain-damaged worker of 20 years who gave customers […]

BEST WAY TO FEED THE HUNGRY: PAY WORKERS…

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Walmart is very fond of spending charitable funds to garner tax breaks and public relations good will, but never seems to ask the question: how many of our employees are showing up to get food to feed their families because we don’t pay a living wage? In launching its new “Fight Hunger. Spark Change,” campaign, […]

ARE POLICE SEEKING THE EASTER BUNNY…?

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Did witnesses report a white fluffy rodent with long ears and a wicker basket over one arm answering to the name Harvey? Hmmm, could be. However, station KLFY in Acadiana reports: The Louisiana State Police bomb squad has detonated a suspicious package found in the parking lot of the Walmart on Creswell Lane in Opelousas. […]

REMEMBER KEVIN WESTLEY…? HE’S BACK…!

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Last year I wrote about Kevin Westley and his one-(Irish)man campaign against offensive Irish stereotypes in merchandise sold at Walmart in preparation for St. Patrick’s Day. After nicely asking Walmart to remove offensive merchandise in 2014 and getting no result he decided to take a more active route. He bought up all the offending merchandise, […]

HOW TO SELL TO A MIDDLE CLASS IT DESTROYED…

Sunday, October 25th, 2015

I don’t always appreciate Bill Maher’s humor, but he hits enough home runs to make me ignore the foul tips and infield pop-ups. Especially when he points out how clueless businesses can be when they listen to their own flackery. (Note: I mentioned the Gun Oil story back on 23 September.) In my ongoing quest […]

HILARIOUS EPIC FAIL ON WALMART GUN OIL…

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

This has to be one of the most hilarious product-placement mistakes of all time. Writing in Man Uncovers ‘Epic, Hysterical Fail on Walmart’s Part’ After Checking Out ‘Gun Oil’ Product at the Gun Counter Dave Urbanski sets coffee to spewing from noses. Jamie Lee Bracey said he was in a Walmart in Florence, Alabama, last […]

WALMART UNSHELVES ASSAULT WEAPONS…

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Nearly 40 years ago I seriously considered buying an AR-15, the civilian, semi-automatic version of the M-16, but not for varmint hunting. I was a 20-something card-carrying member of the National Rifle Association with an attitude. Good sense prevailed and I spent my $300 elsewhere. Conspiracy aficionados notwithstanding there simply is no good reason to […]