Saturday, December 09, 2006

The Great Wal-Mart Photo Safari

We all know I hate Wal-Mart, but it does have its uses, one of which is to serve as a winter time destination for Carney-folk once the summer fairs have departed. If you're like me you also are getting a little stir-crazy this time of year. Not enough snow to ski, too wet to bike... fear not my friends!

Grab your digital camara and mobile phone, it's time for the 1st Annual Wal-Mart Photo Safari!

With the aisles full of holiday shoppers, now is the time to document the diversity that graces your local Wal-Mart!

The rules are simple.
You must find and document as many items on the list as possible on Saturday December 16th between 2 and 5PM local time during a consecutive 3 hour period between Friday December 15th at 12:01PM MST and Saturday December 16th 23rd at 11:59PM MST. All photos must be taken at the same Wal-Mart Store. Photos may not be posed or self-portraits. You may work alone or in pairs. All entries must be received before 12:00AM Sunday December 17th 24th (reply to this post if you would like to participate). Entries will be judged on Sunday December 17th 24th and the winners posted on this blog. Awards will be bestowed for best in category, best of show, and winner and runner-up for best photo album. All judging will be highly subjective. Entries must include a team picture (or avatar) and a picture and address of the Wal-Mart visited.
NOTE: Due to several requests the contest has been expanded to span one week.

The Bag List (subject to change up until noon Friday)

  • mullet
  • mushroom top (muffin top)
  • whaletail
  • plumber's crack
  • multi-generational (extra points for tightest grouping)
  • camouflage
  • cut offs
  • rat tail
  • creative use of duct tape
  • most repulsive body hair
  • public orifice cleaning
  • most surface area covered in sweat material
  • seasonal display
  • bra strap display
  • kid on a leash
  • public display of affection
  • public spanking
  • largest beverage container (held by customer)
  • lowest riding pants New!
  • most bling New!


Jacob! said...

Can I post pictures of myself? I need to get some more mountain dew for the baby's bottle, so I will be there anyway.... :)

Brent said...

Note in the rules, no self-portraits. Though since S. is unlikely to compete I would guess a picture of her in her Dale Earnhardt jacket sucking down Yellow #5 may win an honorable mention.

Jeff L said...

Bow down to Target

LS said...

Hmm, I have a dilemma here. I vowed never to step foot into a Wal-Mart again but this sounds so intriguing! What to do...
Don't you think that some locations have an advantage to finding these?

Brent said...

I don't shop at Wal-Mart either, but I can't see a problem with hanging out in their store. In fact some nights when I'm bored I show up there just to play football in the aisles.

And geography is definitely going to play a role in your success or failure. The Tuscaloosa Wal-Mart will certainly be a more opportune location for many of these challenges. For me in Idaho cut-offs should prove near impossible, but I had to leave them on for Southern participants.

Team WNHWYMSDAH said...

Team Who-Needs-Healthcare-When-You-Make-Six-Dollars-an-Hour is in!