November 23, 2012, - 1:39 pm

FUNNY (& Sad) VIDEO: It’s Black Friday, Charlie Brown

By Debbie Schlussel

Okay, so it’s not as much funny as it is accurate and sadly true commentary on how so many–primarily the lumpenproletariat–Americans act on Black Friday or as I like to call it, “Diverse Complexion Friday” or “Obama Electorate Friday,” spurred on by stores who have limited quantity doorbusters, etc.

Do you do Black Friday (or, these days, also Black or Grey Thursday)? Why or why not? If so, what was the best deal you got? I’ve done Black Friday in the past, but it was never worth it. Not even close. It used to be fun . . . in the days when stores like Wal-Mart and Best Buy and Kmart had plenty of doorbuster items to go around and you could just show up when they opened, knowing you’d get yours. Now it’s mayhem and camping out all night and fighting. Craziness. I don’t get the people who do this.

And as I’ve written before, it’s just another sign of why our jobs and manufacturing are gone from America. We want cheap stuff and don’t want to make it. We’ve become a consumer society to our doom. As I’ve said before, Black Friday killed America.


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Hey Debbie — I agree with you on your estimation of Black Friday, but I have to say that the first couple Black Fridays I went shopping it was kind of fun. Quite a few years ago (my daughter was little) and I would get to Walmart at about 4:40 a.m. (back then they didn’t open until 5 a.m.). I’d wander through and collect a few toys and a couple household items (like a thermos or a new iron) and check out and be back home by 6:30 a.m. Then, a couple years ago, I finally had $200 for a doorbuster (tv) and I got there and found out you were supposed to line up hours ahead of time to get a ticket for the doorbuster item (of which there were a very limited quantity). Never again — no thanks. Oh, by the way — the people I was around behaved very well (I live in Minnesota).

MomInMinnesota on November 21, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    MomInMinnesota, your post was so cute. I got the biggest kick out of your last line. LOL. I have never been but I have heard about “Minnesota Nice”. Oh, and of course the infamous “Minnesota Goodbye”. I have a friend who I call “Minnesota Girl” because when we say “goodbye” (on the phone) it still takes at least 10 more minutes for the call to end. :D

    Skunky on November 23, 2012 at 7:04 pm

      Yes, at least the Minnesota dummies who do Black Friday don’t stampede each other!

      Mominminnesota on November 23, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Good day to shop at Walmart, to help fight the union/liberal boycott.

Little Al on November 23, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Not me. Won’t get close to a store today. Any price savings is not worth the aggravation of dealing with idiots.

Road Warrior on November 23, 2012 at 2:32 pm

I’ve done Black Friday once, about 4 years ago. My husband wanted to see what all the fuss was about so we went out early in the morning. It was not that great with all the pushy, annoying people. Unless it is for something truly spectacular, I do not think I will ever shop on Black Friday. I find the entire spectacle of Black Friday to be sad, and a disgusting display of how people in this country have become so selfish. How many of these people are wasting money they don’t really have on TV’s and video games, while complaining about how the government and rich people owe them?

SG on November 23, 2012 at 2:42 pm

In totalitarian societies, festivals are an important part of the culture. Stalinist Russia and Nazi Germany were noted for their festivals. And they did have large appeal to those societies’ equivalent of the lumpenproletariat.

Perhaps events like these are our form of such festivals, along with other idiotic activities that involve people like this. Actual patriotic events that have real significance have been robbed of their meaning over the years by the left.

Little Al on November 23, 2012 at 2:55 pm

If one is going to shop, shop about 5 days after Christmas. Better buys, fewer crowds. Better yet, don’t shop and save your money for the coming recession.

Jonathan E. Grant on November 23, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Debbie,

Do you know some people say that the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving special is racist because Franklin is sitting alone on one side of the table? I actually heard that talked about this morning on sat radio. Incredible how people always want to add a racial component to everything.

Michael on November 23, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Michael,

    I always thought that the whole Peanuts gang was racist because Franklin is the only black kid in the bunch. What’s up with that? Just kidding. You’re right certain fools will always try to find a racial component in everything.

    Ken b on November 23, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Cute video – I guess. But I’d say this one is a far better depiction of the Age of Obama:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txG6sjWlZPo

S.M. on November 23, 2012 at 4:12 pm

I had my fill of Black Friday years ago. Even the price reductions for the door-buster items are quite minimal. Also, being shot, stabbed, or mutilated sounds more like Festivus Day. In fact, it is more like Gloomy Sunday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIOat9w8Mtk&feature=related

Worry01 on November 23, 2012 at 4:39 pm

It’s just another sign of why our jobs and manufacturing are gone from America. We want cheap stuff and don’t want to make it. We’ve become a consumer society to our doom. As I’ve said before, Black Friday killed America.

In short, Americans at large expect plenty for nothing. Only problem – there is only so many ‘Going out of Business sales’ that can happen before there is no more business to go out of business. If one gets what I mean!

Infidel on November 23, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Worry as an Australian would say you you, “You Beauty!” (that means, “you’re awesome” and/or “You took the words right out of my mouth”)

The first thing I thought of before I read the comments was “I’d rather be “Gloomy Sunday” in lieu of “Black Friday” and you beat me to it and offered a link! Too good!

I’d even rather do “Ruby Tuesday” (whatever that is…) but it’s not goth or dark enough for me.

Well played, Worry! :P

Skunky on November 23, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Thank you.

    Worry01 on November 24, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Thank you Skunky. I have also learned that the Ancients understood this mood: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJLXyBzMci0

    Worry01 on November 24, 2012 at 3:22 pm

      Worry, I really enjoyed that! It was like gothic taken up a notch. I like your taste in music. It’s very erudite!

      It sounded very familiar. I must have heard it before in a movie or something. I really enjoyed it. Right up my dark alley!

      Skunky on November 24, 2012 at 7:07 pm

It’s beginning to look a lot like….Never mind.

To get the festivities off to a flying start– via drudgereport.com: Woman Arrested After Stabbing Dinner Guest with Serving Fork…

After which the real fun begins–

Again, via drudgereport.com:
‘Gang fight’ at Black Friday sale…
Man Punched in Face Pulls Gun On Line-Cutting Shopper…
Shots fired outside WALMART…
Customers run over in parking lot…
Woman busted after throwing merchandise…
Thousands storm VICTORIA’S SECRET…
VIDEO: Insane battle over phones…
Mayhem at Nebraska mall where 9 murdered in 2007…
Shoplifter tries to mace security guards…
Men Steal Boy’s Shopping Bag Outside BED, BATH & BEYOND…
Heckler calls them zombies…

‘Gang fight’ at Black Friday sale…
Man Punched in Face Pulls Gun On Line-Cutting Shopper…
Shots fired outside WALMART…
Customers run over in parking lot…
Woman busted after throwing merchandise…
Thousands storm VICTORIA’S SECRET…
VIDEO: Insane battle over phones…
Mayhem at Nebraska mall where 9 murdered in 2007…
Shoplifter tries to mace security guards…
Men Steal Boy’s Shopping Bag Outside BED, BATH & BEYOND…
Heckler calls them zombies…

Woman Arrested After Stabbing Dinner Guest with Serving Fork…

lee of the lower case "l" on November 23, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Sorry for the messed up posting. Must be the Black Friday effect! :(

lee of the lower case "l" on November 23, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Hey lee,

    No worrys buddy. We’ll just chalk up your post as being liberal proof. Sometimes those people need to read things twice in order to get it…LOL.

    Ken b on November 23, 2012 at 8:24 pm

I’ve never shopped on Black Friday. During that time frame I’ve either gone on Sunday or did everything on Cyber Monday in the safety and peace of my living room. You get some good deals online and I think that it’s cool when UPS, FEDEX, or even the USPS shows up at my door with my goodies. My best experience with Black Firday was working at the mall in my old neighborhood. Talk about crowds of people all rushing about getting this and that. My former part time job was by the security office so people were on their best behavior. That job was three years of fun especially around Thanksgiving and Christmas time.

Ken b on November 23, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Ken b,

Quite the optimist, you are. In my experience liberals never “get it” no matter the number of repetitions.

Oh, and thanks!

lee, of the lower case "l" on November 23, 2012 at 8:43 pm

Black Friday here in California is the day when all the Obama voters hit the big stores for some major shoplifting. All the crowds and noise provide them with an excellent cover and concealment to shove lots of goodies and stuff down their pants and under their jackets.

Mike on November 23, 2012 at 11:51 pm

Black Friday: The day when Americans line up for hours and trample over each other just to put money into the coffers of the Bank of China.

Mr. Lawrence on November 24, 2012 at 12:34 am

i went to wal-mart so i could taunt the commies but they must have slept in because they did not show.

bruce on November 24, 2012 at 8:59 am

As far as Walmart is concerned…I blame Hillary. And to think, feminoids worship her…

Patrick on November 24, 2012 at 11:02 am

The money I save on buying cheap goods I invest in the Market on American companies.

bjr118 on November 24, 2012 at 11:03 am

I did a little shopping on Friday. I bought a full sheet of 1/2″ shop birch plywood and two 16 foot pine 1x12s. Not much of a crowd at the lumber yard. My paper from Wednesday had so many advertisements in the bundle that it was far bigger than a Sunday paper. And it all went straight to the recycling.

I shop mostly online, I can’t stand malls. Amazon rocks.

Richard on November 24, 2012 at 11:44 am

I am NOT a crowds person. Especially since the culture took a turn recently. Amazon for all my stuff I didn’t get before Halloween. The hyenas can feed on each other. Last time I did a black friday was about 10 years ago at the Westland Mall. That sucked. I will not subject myself to that again. The bargains I got weren’t even that big of a deal for the hoopla. Reading about the carnage online was disgusting but expected. I do find it funny how many of the union goofs scoop up their China products as fast as they can but they tail gate a Kia for kicks.

samurai on November 24, 2012 at 5:17 pm

My 2 cents on Black Friday (and it’s ugly kid sister, Cyber Monday)…

As a tech chat rep, the aftershocks are hell.

“I can’t get service to my phone. How can I get service to it?” “Why is my voicemail not working for me? Where do I find the button.” “I don’t need a damn manual. I want you to fix it for me.” “Can I get a white person to help me? GET ME YOUR SUPERVISOR!” (from an actual chat – guy was way off his f***in’ meds)

Oh, and calls about the iPhone % and the Samsung S III and the Nokia 920 (all from AT&T) – arrgh!

Note to the wise: if any of you post BF/CM participants decide to get that piece of high-tech bling, before ambushing a hard-working yet grossly-underpaid-for-the-work-being-done tech rep, take some time to RTFM. Please, and thank you, thank you, thank you.

Love, Jacques. Your friendly neighbourhood hard-working yet grossly-underpaid-for-the-work-being-done tech rep.

The Reverend Jacques on November 24, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    LOL Rev! I can just imagine the yahoos and their lack of comportment that call you. In 2012 when I have to call tech support I make sure I am uber calm (even if I am not feeling it) and talk slower as to put the tech at ease (because if I approach them that way, the problem will be solved in a less dramatic way) and I am very conciliatory and make sure I have plenty of time to burn. When I can do all those things I get better service and I am calm and so is the tech. And my problem gets solved in one call and I am always grateful for the help.

    At any rate, your job sounds like a great one & I sure would be proud to do what you do. I am not a people person so I don’t think I would last long. But IF I were a people person I would be proud to do what you do. Bully for you!

    Skunky on November 24, 2012 at 7:18 pm

      Thanks for the shoulder, Skunky. Ironically, I’m no people person myself, but I sure as heck want to make things work the way they should.

      I’ve had tons of people asking me to resolve issues that are too big to be handled with the resources at my disposal. Most are understanding, but there are those amongst them who expect an instant miracle that comes from pressing a Staples Easy Button. Just like liberals and some (most?) conservatives – they want a fast-food solution to a full-course problem.

      I’d challenge anyone to work a single shift at a job that requires thinking, patience, initiative and knowledge. Plus great spelling skills – because my job deals with people coming into the website with their complaints. If you can survive and thrive, hats off to you.

      Now – I’m off to bed. Day off for me.

      The Reverend Jacques on November 25, 2012 at 4:41 am

    See…if they all had “Obamaphones” the government would take care of those issues for them!

    IceNoMore on November 26, 2012 at 2:46 pm

instructions,we don’t need no stinking instructions!!

bruce on November 25, 2012 at 3:08 pm

These folks will camp outside to buy a cut rate flat screen, but won’t attend a meeting at their children’s school, participate in a PTA or attend a school board meeting.

Tanstaafl on November 25, 2012 at 4:51 pm

I don’t shop Black Friday because it is demeaning. It’s like waving a carrot in front of people’s noses and they perform like pet raccoons. Not me. I don’t care if they’re giving that stuff away. And I’m not shopping Walmart or Target anymore. I support neither the unions nor the management who dangle carrots for the masses and are also open on Thanksgiving. They cheapen Thanksgiving for a dollar with no regard for our heritage here in America. I will not digress into a clutching, running barbarian for the latest tv or iPad.

carol on November 26, 2012 at 9:39 am

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