Mihow sent in this strange report of Walmart protesters at Grand Central handing out pro-Walmart literature:
Oh! I thought to myself. These men handing out poorly designed swag featuring a union bug ARE anti-Wal-Mart. So I stopped to chat.
“Where are they said to be looking?” I asked the guy holding the stack of papers, the same one who had just screamed “KEEP WALMART OUTSIDE OF NEW YORK CITY!”
“They are talking about coming to Queens. But they have promised to not stop there. Once they are in Queens, they hope to come to Manhattan and then maybe Brooklyn.”
After I got a closer look at what they had been handing out, I realized that they weren’t, in fact, protesting Wal-Mart at all. The flyers they were handing out were, in fact, Pro-Wal-Mart. Sure, they reeled some people in by yelling out anti-Wal-Mart sentiments but they’re designed and printed by the Wal-Mart Corporation.
Now, we don't pretend to understand anything about viral marketing, but that just seems straight-up weird! [Related: Gothamist's full Walmart archives.]