Monday, March 27, 2006

Guy Spends Spring Break in Wal-Mart

The title is slightly misleading. Skyler Bartels really only spent 41 hours of his break in a Wal-Mart in Des-Moines, Iowa. I don't get what his deal prove you can live in a Wal-Mart. Its long been known that Wal-Marts sell everything that one needs to stay alive, and even more...but I guess this guy wanted to prove it. This behavior strikes me as something similar to what Morgan Spurlock did with Super Size Me. Obviously eating massive amounts of McDonalds is unhealthy, and equally obviously, people could live their whole lives in a Wal-Mart. I wish people would stop wasting their time doing ridiculous stunts that prove absolutely nothing.

UPDATE - Below is an excerpt from the Des Moines Register:

After Marc Hansen's Des Moines Register column turned up on the Drudge Report Web site Monday, Bartels was flooded with e-mail and phone calls. Some of the correspondence included requests for national media appearances and interviews.

First to get in touch was a representative from "The Late Show with David Letterman." If all went well in a half-hour phone interview Monday afternoon, Bartels was told, they'd fly him in this week to do the show.

Also trying to reach Bartels were producers from "Good Morning America," "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" on MSNBC, National Public Radio and a radio station in Ireland.