Thursday, January 12, 2006

Damn dirty apes

"Wal-Mart would like to thank you for purchasing your Martin Luther King: I Have a Dream DVD from our website. Based on your purchase, we would also like to recommend Planet of the Apes: The Complete TV Series."

Yup, they did it.

OK, maybe they didn't say it this way exactly (I haven't seen the website; surprisingly, I really don't really frequent, but apparently the good folks at WM suggested that customers who bought films about MLK, Malcolm X, and other famous African Americas should check out Charlton Heston, Dr. Zauis, and all his hairy buds. I mean, hell, nothing says "monkey" like Dr. King, no?


Wal-Mart officials are of course insisting that it was "human error" and that there was no malicious intent. I have to say that these guys certainly have been tasting their own feet a lot lately. How could anyone seriously group Planet Of The Apes with films like Malcolm X? Wal-Mart's system is manual, unlike Amazon or other sites where suggestions are based on other purchases made by people who bought the item, so SOMEBODY did this.

Guess it was that or Birth Of A Nation...

"Hello, and welome to Wal-Mart."

Only one of these has a parental advisory, so you could get 'em at Wal-Mart:

Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash At San Quentin
(frank, forward, and fun)

DJ Krush - Krush
(smooth dose of that headnod shit)

Keane - Hopes And Fears
(it's somewhere only we know)

Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
(yep, that would be the one with the advisory sticker)


Blogger ocular spectra said...

did you know that wal-mart's online store stocks brighter death now's "innerwar"? talk about cognitive dissonance. this is the american release, the one with the inside booklet art of large intestines hanging out of corpses at a morgue, and a disturbing hidden under-tray image of a little girl on a bed looking somewhat frozen with apprehension. too bad the cd is bdn's worst, as well as being highly unlikely to be ordered by wal-mart's clientele. then again, you never know.

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