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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Waltzing Through the Wheels of Walmart

There's lots of talk about the People of Walmart website, so I decided it was time I scoped it out.  After all, if I'm going to be credible as a blogger, it's my job to be informed and stay on top of these things.  ("These things"  refers to the website, not the people of Walmart!)  I spent considerable time browsing the website because, frankly, I was just mesmerized by the variety of fashion possibilities the site presents.

Apparently, the fashionistas of the site do not limit their creativeness to their personal wardrobes; for some, that ingenuity extends to the vehicles they drive--just 'cause that's how they roll!  (I love that expression--been dying to use it.)

Walmart has for some time allowed their parking lots to be used as overnight campsites for motor coaches.  Below is a new take on motor homes:  a kind of DIY wooden tent on wheels.  The photo did not include any details about the "camper" so I can't tell you if it has built in plumbing or not.  I sure wish I'd known about this little gem when Hubby and I made our cross country road trip back in September!




For others, it's all about style.  The paint job on the Volkswagen Beetle below boggles the brain!  Not only is it heart-stoppingly handsome, but you could drive through the Cyprus Gardens and be fully camouflaged.   Definitely someone out there was thinking ahead.




Maybe your goal is to blend in, should you ever visit the Land of  the Dinosaurs.  Check out the tricked out sedan below.  Dinosaurs were not known to have great eyesight, so you definitely could pass as just another prehistoric pretty in this baby.  Plus that pointy horn attached to the front of the hood would be handy in traffic when you need to prod a deaf driver or pedestrian to let him know he's in your way!




Who knew that Batman shopped Walmart?  Or that he had "gone green" and down sized from that gas-guzzling Batmobile to the much more fuel-efficient BatBug below.




Not all Walmart shoppers are into glitz and glamour for their wardrobe or their mode of transportation.  The fellow below, apparently photographed just after leaving the parking lot, illustrates a Minimalist attititude in both!  Not wanting to be accused of understatement, he did top off his "look" with a lovely white headband with a dual utility.  Not only is it saucy, but it can keep the sweat off his brow as he races that ambulance!



I do hope you've found this waltz through Walmart's wheels to be enlightening.  After all, it's why I blog.

32 comments:

My name is PJ. said...

First of all.....I like me some alliteration and your post title was chock full. Snazzy! (And, yes, I'm actually serious. Sad that I have to state that outright.)

I've not been to the website; however, we have a guy locally who has done his entire pickup truck artistically...truly artistically... in bottle caps. I've only seen him a handful of times in the 6 am hour (because that is how WE roll), so I've never had my camera with me.

Gotta find him and blog about him. It's way cooler than those other junior varsity-mobiles from the website.

;)

Mesina said...

I love that site, having left behind Walmart in the states, our version here is ASDA (owned by Mr Wally in fact). But come on, where else can you see fashion outside of the runways eh? The cars where so cool, but that man at the bottom gave me a heartattack!
Eva, great post! I love your comments...LOL!! x

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I'm jealous of the dinosaus-mobile! I want one too. (I love the People of Walmart site too)

DJan said...

I haven't been there in a while but I have visited the site. I also love the dino-mobile the most. And I'm glad we weren't able to see the FRONT side of the bicyclist! Oh my!

Hillbilly Duhn said...

I totally want that batbug!!! And yes, I'm totally serious! :)

I have yet to grace this site with my presense, though I know it's long over due, I've witnessed my own Walmart freakshows, but have yet to see the site. One of these days I'll get off my lazy butt and get there!!

Ha! Loved this btw, it was Snazzy to agree with PJ.

Shelly said...

Ack! Guy on a bike! LOL

singedwingangel said...

Oh I love the people of Walmart site LOVE it.. I am actually pretty shocked that there are not more pics from KY on it lol.

5thsister said...

Oh my goodness! That last photo, oh dear, has been burned into my brain...I WANT IT OUT! Egads! What possesses some people?

Stopping by from SITS and am liking what I see. I think I'll follow and hang out a little while!

JennyMac said...

Is that a logcabinvanagon? WTH?

And I am going to rinse my eyes with lysol after seeing the speedo on the bike. Doesnt he know how much that hurts me?

Flory said...

Love the batmobile! Too early in the morning for me for that speedo on a bike. :)

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

I want a Bat - Mobile!!!

T. Anne said...

LOL. That last picture ruined my breakfast!

Steven Anthony said...

the bat mobile rocks!

and OMG I didnt realize they snaped a pic of me on my bike...ooppps

The Vegetable Assassin said...

The dinosaur car looks a little....excited....

glnroz said...

Somebody took my picture on my bicycle.. dang,, oh well,, lol,, glad the bags finally showed up. They were waaay late with UPS,, were they ok? I will reship if the fruit ruined in transit.

ethelmaepotter! said...

Oh. My. God.
Why in the world would ANY man think ANY woman would want to see him in a Speedo? I mean, that's just... disgusting and funny at the same time.

Kristina P. said...

I really wonder about the chaffage with that last guy.

Eva Gallant said...

PJ: As you can tell, I love to alliterate; it's practically automatic. It drives my hubby nuts.

Mesina: You browse my blog at your own risk; I can't take resposibility for your heart attack.

Sandy: Maybe the guys on the TV show Overhaulin' could do one for you!

DJan: I agree; thank God for small favors! Of course I can't be sure if in this case it's a big or small favor! lol

Hillbilly: Save your visit to the People of Walmart for a day when you are REALLY down and need a laugh. I guarantee you'll wet your pants!

Shelly: Don't you want a ride on his handle bar(s)?

Singed: There aren't many pics from Maine, either, and it's certainly not because of lack of fodder.

5th sister: Sorry about the image that is now permanently etched on your brain. Hope it won't keep you from coming back!

JennyMac: Lysol is apt to be harsher on the eyes than the biker!
well--maybe not!

Flory: I'm not sure any time of the day would be good for that biker guy!

Girl: It's a Bat Bug!

T Anne: Hope you recovered by lunch!

Steven: Please. the next time you go for a ride...cover up! It's way to cold in Michigan this time of year for you to ride in a speedo, or shovel snow in nothing but your wings and a halo!

Veg: Leave it to you to notice carasuarus erectus!

Glen: Steven is trying to take credit for this photo. I'm more likely to believe it's you--it's warmer in Texas than in Michigan!

Ethel: Where's your sense of adventure? This guy is hot! Why else would he be biking nearly naked in mid winter?

Kristina P: I hadn't thought of the chaffage problem. Could be serious!

Helene said...

Eeeewww, the half-naked guy on the bike is just nasty!!

The cars are actually kinda cool...maybe I should start shopping at Walmart too!

Jen said...

Great blog! I especially like the motor-home[?!] I can just see you and Joe now.......as for the guy on the bike, well, he did have his white socks and sneakers on!!

TechnoBabe said...

The Batman bug is really sharp, I would drive that in a heartbeat. I wonder how a bug drives in the snow???
The last picture looks alot like the customers in the big grocery store I worked in when I lived in Las Vegas. He would fit right in there, maybe this picture was taken there.

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

Wait Eva! What time does that guy ride through? Seeing as we're not flying anymore.....?

Middle Aged Woman Blogging said...

I've been known to be mesmerized by that same website! Secretly, I keep praying that I am not on it!!

The Retired One said...

WOOT!
Obviously the thong guy is just going green...his headband can double as an apron to cover his junk should he want to BBQ or something!

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

You know, one day I want to own a van painted to look like the Mystery Machine from Scooby Doo! Don't laugh, it's true!

The image from that last photo has burned itself into my retina! I'm feeling a tad queasy now! :)

gayle said...

Who knew!! Love the biker!!

lakeviewer said...

Look here, don't we already spend too much time and money in their store?
Clever
Interesting
Creative reporting.

Well done.

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Eva Gallant said...

I guess I have to put the word verification back on! Spam from annonymous.

Joanna Jenkins said...

I have to admit, the Dinosaurs car is cute-- If you're 6 ears old :-) I can only imagine what the resale would be on it.

Thanks for the auto tour Eva. I wasn't familiar with it.

xo

Brian Miller said...

oh my...i do like the log cabin on wheels...lol. and the batmobile!

Millennium Housewife said...

Very funny Eve! If that camping car had indoor plumbing they could have the best ever eco fuel to hand....