Yesterday the Internet exiled my friend Pitbull to a Walmart in Kodiak, Alaska. A comedian thought it would be funny and ironic to use an online contest to send him to a remote island where the people are obviously too busy gutting fish to know about popular music. Offensive. Just because the people there live inside ice does not mean that they can’t appreciate a little Cuban rap. Pitbull gladly traveled to the frozen tundra and embraced his Eskimo fans because, unlike David Thorpe, he can probably appreciate how rich in pop culture Alaska really is.
For example, Jewel is Alaskan and Holly Madison spent her pre-pubescent years in Alaska. We also have Alaska to thank for comedies like “The Proposal,” Cuba Gooding Jr.’s claim to fame, “Snow Dogs,” and SNL parodies of Sarah Palin.
So, I’m not surprised that Pitbull’s time in Alaska was a success. I am, however, surprised that they have a Walmart. I thought all home goods in Alaska were hand-crafted by Inuits.
Note: this post is not meant to offend any Alaskans – not that they even have the Internet anyway. (Just kiddinggggg)