Target was the benefactor of an online troll in August, when Mike Melgaard came to the retailer's defense on Facebook, telling commenters off for criticizing its move away from gender-based labels for children's products.
But now Target has been totally played by an offline troll.
Jeff Wysaski, a comedian known for his work on Pleated Jeans and Obvious Plant, this week put his design skills to work and created a slew of Black Friday fliers, placing the poster-style ads at a local Target. (It's unclear which location had the honor of housing Wysaski's handiwork.)
Check out the ads here, courtesy of the Obvious Plant Tumblr blog.
Hey, who wouldn't want a free falcon (for purchases exceeding $75) after standing in line for hours to save on gifts? And doesn't a Skittles-branded TV sound, uh, yummy?
Everyone loves the "life-changing" presents we receive (before forgetting they exist), and it's always hard to find just the right thing to purchase for your favorite centaur. It looks like Target's got both kinds of items!
Buy a tent that comes with a possum and prepare for work-lunch sandwiches all in the same store visit this Friday.
Lastly, here is how Wysaski's trolling played out in real life at the store.