all photos also found in the Walmart kabob search
As I was searching for some skewers on Walmart I put in the search "kabobs." You will never believe what came up at the very top of the search...... Hitler Kabobs. Have a look for yourself. What?! I had to read it re-read it and read it again. Is Wal-Mart really selling Hitler shaped meat kabobs?!? I am conjuring up visions of the nasty bits of meat heads lined up on a skewer lying dead next to some mushrooms, onion chunks and bell peppers on the grill with flames dancing around them taunting their doom.
I then immediately thought how on earth would a big giant corporation like Walmart sell something so first, horrible second, so completely gross. My next thought was who would create such an unappetizing product and think it would really sell. What kind of person would buy this product. It was just so confusing. What would be their motivation to eat a piece of Hitler at their next BBQ. It was too horrifying to think about any longer.
It had to be a hacker. This is the only logical explanation of Walmart listing for sale some Hitler Kebabs for $11.98. I blinked and rubbed my eyes. Could it be I was not reading it right? But it is here listed at the very top, first product to come up on Walmart dot com when you put in the search for "kabobs."
I did a search on Google for "Hitler Kabobs." There had to be some sort of explanation. Google brought up nothing which is not surprising since the topic is definitely ban worthy on a search engine.
I looked at the page again. NO description and NO photo or image of the said kabobs they are selling to somehow explain this shocking product that is as plain as day on their e-commerce site. The most obvious clues as to what this product could be is in the related searches just below the listing. Look just below the product to see it yourself.
skewers for kabobs
shish kabob sticks
metal skewers for kabobs
That list made a pretty convincing argument there is clearly an implication that these are in fact some sort of meat or meat like product on sticks intended for eating.
No reviews. Not one person has tried the kabobs to give us a clue.
One more little trace of information was on the page. There is an artist? Who makes these kabobs? I image some food sculptor creating little ground beef Hitler heads to be skewered and frozen to send out to the Walmart masses. What is wrong with Walmart!?!
I searched the artist that was listed and come to find out that this is an audio book from a obscure German author with a book titled "Hitler Kebabs." Finally an answer to this madness.
Major fail for Walmart and the Walmart ecommerce team. Lesson for Walmart and all marketing departments with ecommerce sites, make sure you add a description and image for ALL the products you sell. You never know when some well meaning soul will see the results of a computer generated listing and be horrified at the results like I did one Monday evening while looking for some skewers to make delicious festive party appetizers. Let's not go into the ethical implications of the whole situation. I wonder if they will ever notice.
by April Atwater
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