Ad Rant: Walmart plays on fears of a clown


Walmart has been called many things, but "cool" was not among them -- until the retail giant unveiled its new clown commercial during Sunday's NFL playoffs. Since then, the clown ad has taken the Internet by storm. Last we checked, it was holding steady at No. 2 on the Viral Video Chart.

If this keeps up, Walmart will be in danger of losing its reputation as the Spawn of Satan.

In case you are the last person who has not seen this ad for inexpensive party decorations, I won't spoil the joke. Suffice it to say that the world is made up of two kinds of people: those who find it hilarious, and those who don't.