Have you ever been in the middle of a thought and then someone next to you commandeers that line of thinking by bringing up sex toys? It’s not something that happens in my life very often, but the same can’t be said for this local news anchor, whose co-host doesn’t mind bringing up erotic playthings under the proper circumstances. Check out the clip below.



The real story behind this video, which comes to us (no pun intended) from Reno, Nevada’s CBS affiliate KTVN, is that Walmart has been eclipsed by Amazon as the biggest retailer in the entire world. The latter is worth around $264 billion, while Walmart is worth around $234 billion, at least the last time someone checked. And if this anchor’s sources are reliable – and why wouldn’t they be, I ask without judgment – then the reason why Amazon is destroying in the sales world is because they offer a wide variety of sex toys for the buying public to acquire, while Walmart doesn’t. Isn’t that always the case?

Instead of being impressed that her co-worker had an inside grasp on the industry, the female anchor seemed to be feeling the emotion that hovers right around “aghast befuddlement.” Maybe if this was on the 10 p.m. news, mentions of sex toys would have been appropriate, but this was in the morning, when people are trying to eat their Cheerios without thinking of Lucky Charms’ blue moons penetrating them. At least he didn’t get into specifics about which toys were the biggest sellers.

To his credit, it’s widely known that sex and the many sellable goods that showcase sex can often be a driving force within an industry. The reason why VHS took off and not the Sony-owned Beta is partly because Sony reportedly didn’t want pornography on their tapes, while no one on the VHS side gave a shit. The same goes for the “war” between HD-DVD and Blu-ray. So if Amazon has sold over $30 billion worth of dildos and sex dolls to customers, and that’s why they’re beating Walmart, I wouldn’t be flabbergasted. Might also have something to do with the fact that Amazon doesn’t just have two registers open in the middle of the day.

In my hometown, which is a pretty small place, a sex shop opened up on one of the busiest streets, and apparently became so successful that they were able to add a drive-through daiquiri shop next door. Who needs Amazon when you can do your margarita drinking and dildo shopping all in the same business lot?

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