On Black Friday: Thoughts

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  1. Stormtrooper

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    Black Friday has once again passed into the history books (though economists will continue to look at the sales data from the day after Thanksgiving to determine if consumer spending was flat), but not before providing another glimpse into life at the end of history.

    Unsurprisingly, this Friday was a hilarious reminder of why one should avoid having a Black Friday shopping experience, instead opting out for the no-hassle shopping experience that shopping online can provide. (While you EDiots are shopping online, why not drop a few bucks here: http://encyclopediadramatica.ch/Donate.html. Protip: it's good for the soul.)

    Anyway.

    The brawl-for-all in a Atlanta-metro Wal-Mart between niggers should have been the pre-Thanksgiving warning that provided ample evidence to stay far away from any store on Black Friday; don't tell that to the Wal-Mart shopper who used pepper spray to grab an Xbox on her shopping list; nor the Wal-Mart shopper in Myrtle Beach who was shot before even entering the store on Black Friday.

    And apparentlygang warfare broke out at a Macy's; and gunfire erupted outside a Fayetteville, N.C. mall. Nothing though can prepare one to truly understand the hilarity of Black Friday like a good, old fashioned Royal Rumble over a $2 waffle maker at, you guessed it, Wal-Mart.

    I just don't understand why consumers, of all races, feel the need to stay in line or camp out in front of stores, in the freezing cold/sweltering heat, deal with random acts of violence, just to buy their bratty kid(s) some toy that they'll just forget about in a weeks time?

    Last thought: why hasn't some enterprising Black politician complained on MSNBC that using the term "Black Friday" somehow demeans Black people? Seems like an easy way to garner easy publicity... wage war on using the color "Black" as a synonym for negativity, like Black ice, Black holes, and Black Friday.

    I sometimes wonder if capitalism isn't killing this country.