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Internet Conspiring to Send Pitbull on an Alaskan Walmart Vacation

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 24: Singer Pitbull performs at halftime during the Thanksgiving Day game between the Miami Dolphins and the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on November 24, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Pitbull. Photo: Ronald Martinez/2011 Getty Images

Pitbull has been participating in a promotion for Sheets brand Energy Strips, asking America to vote for its favorite local Walmart on Facebook. (The rapper will then grace the winner with his slick presence.) But David Thorpe and Jon Hendren, the evil geniuses behind comedy website Something Awful, have decided to rig the competition in favor of balmy Kodiak, Alaska. (“It’s not a regular sized Walmart,” writes bastion72 on Reddit, “it’s about half the size and sells all sorts of strange stuff. Bear repellant, snow shoes, hunting gear.”) 

Already, the Walmart in Kodiak has 22,000-plus likes, which Gawker notes is more than the entire town’s population. Meanwhile, over on Twitter, #ExilePitbull is picking up steam, generating more than 1,200 tweets over the past 24 hours, which have been read by seven million people. Pack warm, dude.

Pitbull Set for an Alaskan Walmart Vacation