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    I bet the death count is higher trying to pump gas after dark in Newark than it is while out shopping on Black Friday.

    I've also seen people Sharing some news story on FB about someone getting trampled... but it's a story from 2008. People are getting confused.
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    I remember back when Black Friday used to mean something, which was getting actual good deals on stuff. Now it's a bunch of dumbasses not realizing they're only getting 15% off obsolete products when they used to get them for 50% off or more. Black Friday has become your plain old ordinary sale, with added traffic and unusually big newspapers.

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    Well I don't get american media over here, or rather I don't watch much, nor do I watch much of our own either come to think of it.

    So I don't know about it's notoriety. I've only seen the worst extracts off youtube which is biased of me. However people going that insane over, (well to be cheesy, materialistic goods), is frightening. Although it doesn't perhaps show anything new that we don't already know of our natures.

    Just something else to grinch up about I suppose. However I am hardly innocent of a bit of materialism, I just know where my obligation to products ends and the one to the people I care about begins.

    But then again my text-book moralising is probably doing as much damage ho ho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AffirmitiveAnxiety View Post
    Well I don't get american media over here, or rather I don't watch much, nor do I watch much of our own either come to think of it.

    So I don't know about it's notoriety. I've only seen the worst extracts off youtube which is biased of me. However people going that insane over, (well to be cheesy, materialistic goods), is frightening. Although it doesn't perhaps show anything new that we don't already know of our natures.

    Just something else to grinch up about I suppose. However I am hardly innocent of a bit of materialism, I just know where my obligation to products ends and the one to the people I care about begins.

    But then again my text-book moralising is probably doing as much damage ho ho.
    Where is "over here"?

    No, I never go anywhere near the huge puss filled boil that is Black Friday. I don't even get the draw anymore. The online sales are just as good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AffirmitiveAnxiety View Post
    Well I don't get american media over here, or rather I don't watch much, nor do I watch much of our own either come to think of it.

    So I don't know about it's notoriety. I've only seen the worst extracts off youtube which is biased of me. However people going that insane over, (well to be cheesy, materialistic goods), is frightening. Although it doesn't perhaps show anything new that we don't already know of our natures.

    Just something else to grinch up about I suppose. However I am hardly innocent of a bit of materialism, I just know where my obligation to products ends and the one to the people I care about begins.

    But then again my text-book moralising is probably doing as much damage ho ho.
    Where is "over here"?

    No, I never go anywhere near the huge puss filled boil that is Black Friday. I don't even get the draw anymore. The online sales are just as good.
    I like to rock n' roll all night and *part* of every day. I usually have errands... I can only rock from like 1-3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLD View Post
    Actually, the body count seems surprisingly low, given that it's an aggregate of seven years of such incidents.

    I would have thought the numbers higher, given all the press devoted to the subject of people mangled in Black Friday crushes. The press treats Black Friday like the Pamplona running of the bulls.
    Um, we're talking about people going shopping. Any body count is completely unconscionable. Shootings, stabbings, stampedes, at fucking Toys r Us and Walmart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kquirk View Post
    Um, we're talking about people going shopping. Any body count is completely unconscionable. Shootings, stabbings, stampedes, at fucking Toys r Us and Walmart.
    Hey, those Barbie dolls and Teddy Ruxpens don't buy themselves, you know!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ceecee View Post
    Where is "over here"?

    No, I never go anywhere near the huge puss filled boil that is Black Friday. I don't even get the draw anymore. The online sales are just as good.
    Over here, over there.

    It isn't important, since we have black friday now as well, apparently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyJaye View Post
    Hey, those Barbie dolls and Teddy Ruxpens don't buy themselves, you know!
    Dude, does anyone buy Teddy Ruxpins anymore?

    I guess I should celebrate Black Friday deaths. Darwinism, you know? The real tragedy is when the poor asshole awake and at work in the middle of the night after Thanksgiving and making minimum wage ends up getting killed or maimed by the hordes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kquirk View Post
    Dude, does anyone buy Teddy Ruxpins anymore?

    I guess I should celebrate Black Friday deaths. Darwinism, you know? The real tragedy is when the poor asshole awake and at work in the middle of the night after Thanksgiving and making minimum wage ends up getting killed or maimed by the hoards.
    I know where all of the good hook-ups are. A dusty warehouse full of not just Ruxpens, but his nauseating partner-in-crime Grubby, as well. The 80's will never die.

    The number of cars in the parking lot at the WalMart on Thursday night was terrifying. I didn't even take the street it was on, I was trying so hard to avoid it. Any "holiday" where the government advises that the elderly and small children shouldn't be participating in it, is my sign to stay far away. I have no desire to be ground into atoms by someone who wants 5 big screen TVs.
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