started out as a cross promotion between one of the world's largest retailers
and a Miami rapper was seized upon by internet pranksters, and it may result in
Kodiak getting a little concert out of the deal.
middle of July, Walmart has a promotion on its Facebook page where the store
with the most "Likes" will get a visit from the rapper Pitbull, known to his
family and friends as Armando Perez.
Thorpe, a writer for the weekly Boston Phoenix, thought it'd be a hoot to exile
Pitbull to the most remote, desolate, and out of the way Walmart in America -
and he figured that would be the one in Kodiak. So Thorpe started an online
campaign to have the Kodiak Walmart "Liked" by thousands of people.
succeeded so far - the Kodiak store has over 34,000 likes, which is about five
times the population of the town. The other Alaska stores have about 600 Likes.
hearing that Kodiak was leading, Pitbull tweeted that he was glad the Kodiak
store carried bear repellent.
currently has a hit with the song "Back in Time," from the Men In Black III
movie. One of the lines goes "I got the globe (yeah) in the palm of my hand;
wherever I spin it, that's where I land." Well, if the internet has anything to
say about it, he may be landing in Kodiak.