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Cosima___J
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Black Friday

Post by Cosima___J » Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:41 pm

When will this idiocy stop? Now we have stores that will be open for Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving Day! And who are the idiots who go out to the mall in the middle of the night to be the first in line to shop till they drop and reach the limits of all of their credit cards. It may be called Black Friday, but next month it will be In The Red Friday when the bills arrive in the mailbox.

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Re: Black Friday

Post by Febnyc » Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:56 pm

Gosh - "idiocy" is the perfect word to describe something which otherwise is indescribable - especially considering the present state of the world - economic, political, social. But onwards to the ramparts, shoppers!

We are coursing towards the ultimate desecration of the Christmas holiday - or, perhaps, we already have attained it. We should now await the news stories and videos of crazed portions of humanity trampling each other to max out whatever remains of their credit limit.

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Re: Black Friday

Post by jbuck919 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:33 pm

Be grateful that a higher power is acting to stimulate consumer demand when the government is doing nothing.

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Re: Black Friday

Post by IcedNote » Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:12 pm

"Black Friday teaches us that it's ok to block the sidewalk and camp out to consume, but not if your [sic] trying to change the world." -OccupyChicago

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Re: Black Friday

Post by keaggy220 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:34 am

IcedNote wrote:"Black Friday teaches us that it's ok to block the sidewalk and camp out to consume, but not if your [sic] trying to change the world." -OccupyChicago

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That makes as much sense as the "movement".
"I guess we're all, or most of us, the wards of the nineteenth-century sciences which denied existence of anything it could not reason or explain. The things we couldn't explain went right on but not with our blessing... So many old and lovely things are stored in the world's attic, because we don't want them around us and we don't dare throw them out."
— John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent


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And what does the LORD require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God."
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Re: Black Friday

Post by living_stradivarius » Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:52 pm

New economic stimulus plan: Make EVERY DAY Black Friday :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Black Friday

Post by IcedNote » Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:02 pm

living_stradivarius wrote:New economic stimulus plan: Make EVERY DAY Black Friday :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen:

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Re: Black Friday

Post by John F » Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:31 pm

Why is it called "black Friday" anyway? And when did this start? Don't remember hearing it with this meaning before last Tuesday.

Actually, there's a Wikipedia article:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Frid ... hopping%29

Guess I'm just out of touch.
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Re: Black Friday

Post by keaggy220 » Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:44 am

John F wrote:Why is it called "black Friday" anyway? And when did this start? Don't remember hearing it with this meaning before last Tuesday.

Actually, there's a Wikipedia article:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Frid ... hopping%29

Guess I'm just out of touch.
I'm surprised Jesse Jackson hasn't race baited this yet.
"I guess we're all, or most of us, the wards of the nineteenth-century sciences which denied existence of anything it could not reason or explain. The things we couldn't explain went right on but not with our blessing... So many old and lovely things are stored in the world's attic, because we don't want them around us and we don't dare throw them out."
— John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent


"He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the LORD require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God."
- Micah 6:8

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Re: Black Friday

Post by Guitarist » Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:27 pm

Does this look like fun? :shock:

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