Wierd Wal-Mart Finds

Since the sneaky, photo-ninja site People of Wal-Mart first emerged in 2009, I’ve become even more aware of the odd, interesting, and downright disturbing things that can go down at my favorite supercenter. Today, during an almost weekly daily trip to Wal-Mart to get some human interaction, I too stumbled upon some peculiar purchasables.

The first item I saw, literally when I walked in the door was this gem:

The “Very Best” of Vanilla Ice….? Really? Is there such a thing?

To which my sister exclaimed: “Remember when my friend Marla bought me that cassette for my birthday?”

I did remember.

And now I wonder what dates me more: that I know who Vanilla Ice was when he first started out, or that I know what a cassette is…?

Later, when we walked further into the trap store, I found these yummy treats:

Does the “glo” refer to what the Yellow #2 does to your skin?

Surely the fine people at Hostess could have thought of a more wholesome name than Glo Balls, right? I mean, these are the makers of down-home American snacks like Twinkies, Ding-Dongs, Ho-Ho’s…Oh…{blushes} er, never mind.

On our way to the checkout, we came across one of the many sections of Halloween costumes.

Evidently they no longer make “man in barrel” or “wine-o” costumes, as those would be too politically incorrect. But with this costume, you can still dress like an alcoholic without making it too offensive:

“Dadgum! I just love that there song by T. Keith! How’s it go…?”

Have you found any awesomely awkward items at your local Wally-World?