These People Of Walmart Are Awesome

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In 2009, three friends in Harrison City, Pennsylvania started a blog called "People of Walmart." Originally meant to be just for their social circle, the blog was an almost instantaneous viral hit. On the blog, the friends uploaded photos they took of Walmart shoppers they found outlandish.

Visitors started uploading their own photos and, in short order, People of Walmart was a cultural phenomenon. Its popularity was driven, in large part, by people's love of public humiliation. Despite the dripping condescension (the editors call their subjects "Walcreatures"), most of the people posted just seem kind of awesome. These are our favorites.

Krampus Loves Walmart

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Krampus is seen here stocking up for the holidays. All those cargo pockets are full of children's souls. One thousand dollars says this guy is a high school history teacher who "makes history come alive." And he actually does. His students can all speak latin after the first semester.

The Greatest Wedding Ever

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Next to buying a house, weddings are typically the single largest expense in most people's lives. You can pay all the lipservice you want to how your relationship transcends material considerations, but this couple really lived it. In and out in an hour, marriage complete, and they can move on with their lives. Our hats are so off, they're orbiting the moon.

Disney Elvis

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"Wear one piece of flair that can be a conversation piece, but stick to the basics otherwise," advise most men's fashion experts. The fools. The absolute fools. You actually need a license from the TSA to be this fly.

More Summer Looks

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This is the ending of a romcom. The suburban shlub dad wound up winning the heart of the visiting pop idol. "I was thinking that maybe... well, maybe you'd like to come with me to Walmart." "I'd love that," she coos, without breaking eye contact.

The Guardian of Walmart

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Have you ever been attacked by orcs while shopping at Walmart? No? That's because of this guy. You could try to thank him, but he doesn't speak any known human language. Give him a bottle of vodka and a deep bow.

Waifu Material

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The Gothic Lolita thing is very 2008 but still somehow never got completely old. It's all about confidence. You're either all-in, or you might as well just wear some corny Zara dress. This girl did it right.

Summertime, And the Shopping's Easy

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Try hitting on her and she'll glare so hard you'll go into shock. Just be grateful for the things you have in this life and don't worry too much about the things you don't have, and will never have.

The Halloween Spirit

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How do you prepare for Halloween? Do you put up some fake cobwebs and a plastic pumpkin? This guy goes full Braveheart. Can you even imagine how fun his house must be to trick-or-treat at? He might not be as fun to work with, but the three-gallon bags of candy he brings into the office more than make up for the facepaint stains all over the break room.

The Mayor of Space

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Narnia is great and all, but there's nowhere to get blu-ray players. Sometimes, you have to cross over into our world. Might as well get everything you need in one spot before heading back through the wardrobe.

The Dealinator

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If you look down on people who shop at Walmart, then you also look down on Arnold Schwarzenegger. This was probably a staged publicity stunt for his line of bodybuilding supplements (see the green things in his cart) but still, you can't flex on Conan.

Judge and Jury

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When you die, you have to go before these two to be judged on how many cool parties you went to while you were alive. If they find you inadequate - let's say you used to claim you "couldn't dance," - we all know where they'll send you.

The Duckmaster

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Nobody blinks an eye when a guy walks around with a parrot on his shoulder. But bring one duck into a WalMart and the entire world gets together to laugh at you. Guess what? She has the confidence to bring her pet duck with her on shopping trips. Love is real.

Swolemate

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"Kabuki Hulk Hogan babe" is the new look of 2018. This girl's skin is probably so clear you can see her teeth through her lips. Incredible. Bodybuilding requires an incredible amount of discipline, and is very time consuming. If you need to buy fifty pounds of frozen chicken breast, you might have to go when you're still wearing your face mask.

Rave Gandalf

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Laugh all you want. This guy invented electronica and taught the Spice Girls how to dance. He's the old neighbor guy with the shovel in Home Alone, except when he rescues Macaulay Culkin, he's like, "come with me," and takes him to Burning Man. Via teleportation.

Cat Power

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If you're a crazy cat lady, don't try to hide it. Wear it with pride. Leave zero margin for doubt that you own twenty cats and have long conversations with each of them. Our cat-ear-decorated hats are off to this powerful entity.

The Hero This Walmart Needs

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"Men of a certain age" typically do only a handful of things. They buy a Harley, take up diving or start learning salsa dancing. Not this guy. This guy dyed his mustache and donned the Mantle of the Bat. How much you wanna bet he rode a jetski here?

The Paleo Lifestyle

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Pretty much anyone can pull off a vintage windbreaker. Not many people can pull off vintage windbreaker, ratty sneakers, knee socks, trucker hat and leopard print dress. Maybe they're time travelers who have seen so much of human history they just mix and match at this point.

Halloween Masterclass

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This woman could give a TED talk about how to choose Halloween costumes. Look at what she's holding. A pitchfork. She's dressed as a deviled egg. How easy it would have been for her to just grab whatever pre-packaged Frozen character costume was on sale. But she went the extra mile to put a smile on your face. And look, you're smiling.

Glamazon

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If you're this tall, and you're trans, people are probably going to look. Might as well give them something to look at. She took all the best parts of fashion from 1979 to 2002 and compiled them into one outfit.

A Zoo Story

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They're either shooting a music video or they're bored and finding better ways of dealing with it than sitting on the internet. This looks like it took a considerable amount of practice. Hopefully they didn't get kicked out.

Power Couple

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Just because you get older doesn't mean you have to stop enjoying your life. This lady clearly has things figured out. You know all the other younger couples on their street come over to ask for advice when things get tough. A couple margaritas and a few wise words later, everything's fine again.

The Lakota God Of Being Cool

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Once a decade, this spirit materializes to buy a few of those bulk Red Vines containers before returning to the astral plane. You're lucky just to see a photo. Make a wish.

The Mini Boss of Walmart

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My dude dresses like a miniboss from a super nintendo street brawl sidescroller. And it works. The sleeveless shirt tucked into chinos, coupled with the advanced space mullet, is a level of "what the hell" that defies words.

Make This a Trend

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Bet you thought facial hair was played out. Well, here comes this guy, to challenge everything you thought you knew about the world. Soon, this will be the new thing everyone rails against, like the man bun. But for now, this assuredly ex-Amish man is the only one with a rooster beard. Inspiring to know he's out there somewhere, right now.

A Lovely Honeymoon

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Look, when you need paper towels, you need paper towels. This woman took time out of the happiest day of her life to go shopping. Cut her some slack, she's probably nicer than you.

Guido or Guidon't

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Sure, this is a major faux pas. But it's so egregious that it circles back around and becomes acceptable again. When it's hot, and you need to talk Justin Bieber through his latest PR crisis, you can't stop to think about whether or not you're grossing people out.

Making Her Own Fun

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This girl is going to grow up to be a performance artist or something. Most kids don't play by asphyxiating themselves. Apparently her guardian has not noticed this yet.

Fair Play

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The "referee" look is so unbelievably good, it's insane more people don't try to pull it off. The Bond girl knee boots take a good look and make it hall-of-fame. She needs all these purses just to hold all the cash strangers hand to her out of instinct. It just feels right, she clearly deserves it.

Snack Kween

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It's so touching to see girls teaching their younger sisters how to be cool. These are priceless lessons that will last a lifetime. Both of them are going to grow up to be millionaire performance artists with Gatorade sponsorships.

Date Night

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Think you're comfortable with your lifestyle? Ready to let your freak flag fly? You're nowhere near this guy's level of not-caringness. The sheer level of indifference to public opinion needed to bring your Real Doll to Walmart with you is borderline heroic.

Only Farmers

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While you and your significant other are binge watching Walking Dead on your couch, these two are out and about, turning heads and winning hearts. You'd think that farmers and foxes wouldn't make a great pairing, but love works in mysterious ways.

Hunting In Style

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If you really want to sneak up on a deer, convince them that you're just some guy who has a nu-bluegrass band in the city. When they see the shirt and the skinny pants they'll assume you just got lost in the woods while vlogging. Then, boom, you've got dinner for the month. Stop at Walmart to pick up some seasonings on the way home.

The Queen of Greeting

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This lady not only welcomes you to Walmart, she welcomes you to The Next Level. Just because you have to work retail doesn't mean you have to sell your soul. She barely even needs to change anything to make this outfit ready for the street.

Even Thor Needs Lightbulbs

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Superheroes need to buy things, just like the rest of us. And it's 2018, so not sure why this one is still fooling around with those glasses. The whole "alter ego" ploy is so transparent. So 1954. We all know you can fly.

Pro Wrestling Still Rules

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Okay, so it's not called "pro wrestling" anymore, it's "sports entertainment." But even though everyone knows it's staged, some superstars still go to great lengths to protect their characters. Like this tag team, who go shopping in full gimmick.

The Beastmaster Is Displeased

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The craziest thing is that this guy didn't even come into the Walmart with two dogs. The one on his shoulders just felt his distressed energy while he was trying to return an item, and hopped onto him to calm him down.

The Powerest Couple

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If you want to get a psychological edge over everyone else in the world, don't dress up. Dress down. Way, way down. Nobody can even make eye contact with you when you're strolling around as a couple wearing your spacey bath robes. Nobody would dare.

Wandering Bear

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Don't you sometimes wish life was a Miyazaki movie? Well, at Walmart, it is. At least when this guy is around. He's a bear that takes human form sometimes, when he needs to buy watermelons. He startles easily but is very gentle.

The Road Warrior

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Everyone laughs now. But when things go south, you're going to wish you'd also invested in a hi-vis wheelbarrow and a low-vis kilt. Don't come knocking on his door. Actually, do, he'll probably let you in and give you a beer.

The Coolest Man On Earth

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You will never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever be this cool.