In the spring of 2005, I went to do a little interventionist artwork at wal mart. Right in the entrance to the store, there was a sign. It said, in big letters, "wal mart is working for everyone."
Well, I thought, "that's total crap." So I went home, wrote "total crap" on a old t-shirt, and went back to the store with a friend. I posed next to the sign, she snapped pictures. Shoppers giggled as they passed.
It wasn't long before employees and security workers descended on us like a herd of flustered vultures—poor souls. The cops were called, and before we knew it, we were handed a trespass notice that said that we were henceforth banned from every wal-mart, worldwide, forever.
The purpose of this website is to invite you to get yourself banned from Wal-Mart, too.
So, come up with a good idea—preferably one that's funny and doesn't harm the innocent—and get yourself banned. Invite your friends to try it, too. It shouldn't be all that hard.
Send your stories to me—with pictures, if you've got 'em—and I'll post them on this web site. Each month, the board members of bannedfromwalmart.com will meet and decide on the best story. Winners will receive their very own, custom-made "total crap" t-shirt, written with indelible magic marker on one of my very own t-shirts. I'll wash it before I send it to you—promise.