It’s not like we need a reminder, but here’s yet another example of why Wal-Mart is the very face of 21st-Century Evil.
Willie Nelson’s reggae CD was released today, after spending a decade in the can — or in the dregs of Willie’s favorite bong, whichever. I noticed it when in my local Wal-Mart this morning (yes, I do give the Waltons my money occasionally, like when I need to buy the $7 container of cat litter that I can’t buy anywhere else for under $12). Specifically, I noticed the cover, a nice red/green/gold-themed thing with a silhouette of a palm tree in the center. Cool, I thought as I reached to pull a copy from the rack.
And then I remembered.
In this week’s Newsweek, they did a brief interview with Willie and made a point of mentioning that there was a pot leaf on the cover.
Waitaminnit. I put the CD back on the rack, bought my cat litter and headed home.
Check it out for yourselves, folks:
Maybe Wal-Mart would be a better place if old Sam Walton had smoked even a fraction of the ganja Willie goes through in a typical day.
Or maybe not.