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(CBS Baltimore)   A Maryland mall is evacuated, and goes into lock down after: A) There are credible warnings of a terrorist threat, B) There is a massive gas leak, or C) Sneakers go on sale?   (baltimore.cbslocal.com ) divider line
    More: Scary, tennis shoes, Too Far, Foot Locker, terrorist threats, gas leak, Hagerstown  
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2012-02-07 06:56:48 AM  
lolblackpeopleproblems
 
2012-02-07 07:13:45 AM  
img.photobucket.com

I have mine on standby, better than popcorn. If the comments here are anything like the ones in the link, we'll be here awhile.
 
2012-02-07 07:17:07 AM  

Javacrucian: [img.photobucket.com image 464x329]

I have mine on standby, better than popcorn. If the comments here are anything like the ones in the link, we'll be here awhile.


Damn it, now I want Cheetos.
 
2012-02-07 07:20:13 AM  
Damn...

/Category 5 derpicane warning for the comments on that story
 
2012-02-07 07:20:56 AM  
Valley Mall in Hagerstown is peaceful now, but a sneaker, Nike's new Foam tennis shoe, caused near-riot conditins inside the mall on Saturday, like a melee at another mall in December after Nike released a popular pair of Air jordans.

That's some fine journlism there, lou.
 
2012-02-07 07:21:54 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: /Category 5 derpicane


My new favourite saying, thanks!
 
2012-02-07 07:24:01 AM  

miss diminutive: Valley Mall in Hagerstown is peaceful now, but a sneaker, Nike's new Foam tennis shoe, caused near-riot conditins inside the mall on Saturday, like a melee at another mall in December after Nike released a popular pair of Air jordans.

That's some fine journlism there, lou.


The journalism's fine. It's the editing that's mighty fine.
 
2012-02-07 07:24:52 AM  
Nike. Just overdo it.
 
2012-02-07 07:40:17 AM  
Let me guess - the new line of New Balance walking shoes are out. No?
 
2012-02-07 07:42:07 AM  
I should have gotten into this sneaker racket; obviously there's a lot of money to be made.
 
2012-02-07 07:47:57 AM  

Gulper Eel: Let me guess - the new line of New Balance walking shoes are out. No?


It was that damned Skechers ad during the Super Bowl that did it

/it turned into a dogfight
 
2012-02-07 08:18:09 AM  
this thread was done in one.
 
2012-02-07 08:20:09 AM  
Shoes - serious bidness.
 
2012-02-07 08:21:57 AM  
Paging Jennifer Government...
 
2012-02-07 08:23:31 AM  
We now know the answer to "How long does it take for a thread about sneaker riots to go racial?"
 
2012-02-07 08:24:34 AM  
There's a sale at Penny's!
 
2012-02-07 08:24:54 AM  
Jennnifer Govt.
(new window) is closer to truth all the time.
 
2012-02-07 08:25:40 AM  
According to reports, the Nike Foam sneakers sell for more than $200 at places like Foot Locker, but they're so popular they can double in price, selling for as much as $500 on the internet.

Mathematical!
 
2012-02-07 08:28:51 AM  

TravisBickle62: We now know the answer to "How long does it take for a thread about sneaker riots to go racial?"


They will stick you for yoru shoes.
 
2012-02-07 08:29:13 AM  

PirateKing: Paging Jennifer Government...


liam76: Jennnifer Govt.
(new window) is closer to truth all the time.


Alright, looks like I'm not needed here.

AverageAmericanGuy: lolblackpeopleproblems


Hagerstown is mostly white. It's a small town in the foothill of the Appalachian mountains. If I had to bet, I'd say that these were crazy white people who wanted to buy and resell.
 
2012-02-07 08:30:37 AM  
Good job Hagerstown, way to make the rest of Maryland look like idiots.
 
2012-02-07 08:31:43 AM  
Heh, looks like a bunch of Farkers are commenting there instead of on here. It's a laugh...riot.
 
2012-02-07 08:32:06 AM  
Those aren't athletic shoes, those are drug dealer shoes. Shame on Nike!
 
2012-02-07 08:32:39 AM  
"Yeah, I could believe that something would happen like that. I mean, it's just terrible," said mall employee Porsche Russ.

One of two things has occurred here. Either:

a) Porsche Russ has the stupidest goddamned parents on the planet; or
b) The reporter and editor are amongst the stupidest people on the planet.

I'm struggling for other explanations here...

cdn05.film.com
 
2012-02-07 08:32:48 AM  

TravisBickle62: We now know the answer to "How long does it take for a thread about sneaker riots to go racial?"


Actually, the correct answer is zero. Everyone who is honest with him/herself automatically thinks of the "attractive-and-successful" subset of black people when a thread about a shoe riot live, even before posting.

If a thread was made for a riot at the Sudafed counter, it would also take zero posts before thoughts regarding the stereotypical white inbred meth user would pop up...
 
2012-02-07 08:33:04 AM  
I wonder why I've never been mugged for my Nike Golf jacket?

Oh, right....
 
2012-02-07 08:33:21 AM  

Hawnkee: Heh, looks like a bunch of Farkers are commenting there instead of on here. It's a laugh...riot.


Yup definitely some stuff that would buy you a time out here
 
2012-02-07 08:33:51 AM  

INeedAName: Good job Hagerstown, way to make the rest of Maryland look like idiots.


You don't need Hagerstown for that.
 
2012-02-07 08:33:53 AM  
*thread about a shoe riot GOES live...

/oops!
 
2012-02-07 08:35:58 AM  
FTA They say the problem was a classic dilemma: supply and demand.

Is that what they say the dilemma was?
 
2012-02-07 08:37:28 AM  
If they won't give you a rain check then really you have to choice but to pull out a knife
 
2012-02-07 08:38:00 AM  

PizzaJedi81: Javacrucian: [img.photobucket.com image 464x329]

I have mine on standby, better than popcorn. If the comments here are anything like the ones in the link, we'll be here awhile.

Damn it, now I want Cheetos.


And you may have them. I take what's left in the bathtub.
 
2012-02-07 08:40:23 AM  
Well, what kinda sneakers?
/Really. For Nikes?
 
2012-02-07 08:41:36 AM  
Those are some ugly shoes.
 
2012-02-07 08:41:51 AM  

TravisBickle62: If they won't give you a rain check then really you have to choice but to pull out a knife


That's right, because they were disrespecting you...and there's only one way that situation gets rectified.
 
2012-02-07 08:42:21 AM  

LabGrrl: Well, what kinda sneakers?
/Really. For Nikes?


What kind is it okay to riot over? Or have I probably not even heard of them?
 
2012-02-07 08:43:04 AM  

nopokerface: LabGrrl: Well, what kinda sneakers?
/Really. For Nikes?

What kind is it okay to riot over? Or have I probably not even heard of them?


Bruno Magli?
 
2012-02-07 08:44:27 AM  

TravisBickle62: Bruno Magli


I had to see it for myself. I can't believe they make gym shoes.
 
2012-02-07 08:45:17 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Damn...

/Category 5 derpicane warning for the comments on that story


Its Hagerstown, AKA Northern West Virginia.
 
2012-02-07 08:49:43 AM  
Poor people problems. This is why people are not too worried about the "very poor" in America.
 
2012-02-07 08:50:30 AM  
Hometown makes Fark! Lots of white trash and attractive and successful folk there now. Too bad... the town hasn't been the same since the decline of the railroads and local manufacturing. It's sort of a depressed area where the only new jobs are being created in warehouses and "distribution centers" that have shiatty pay. Most people in the area work in those places, commute to Baltimore/DC, or are unemployed. This whole fiasco doesn't surprise me in the least.

/Got out almost 10 years ago.
 
2012-02-07 08:50:40 AM  
As of the 2000 census:
The racial makeup of the city was 85.95% White, 10.15% Black, 1.77% Hispanic or Latino, 0.25% Indigenous American, 0.96% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.83% from other races, and 1.83% from two or more races

Now you can draw many conclusions from this information.

The Fark conclusion is, guess where 10.15% of the population of Hagerstown was on Saturday.
 
2012-02-07 08:52:42 AM  

nopokerface: LabGrrl: Well, what kinda sneakers?
/Really. For Nikes?

What kind is it okay to riot over? Or have I probably not even heard of them?


Duh, Manolos.
 
2012-02-07 08:53:11 AM  

INeedAName: Good job Hagerstown, way to make the rest of Maryland look like idiots.


Too late..
 
2012-02-07 08:53:27 AM  

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: TravisBickle62: If they won't give you a rain check then really you have to choice but to pull out a knife

That's right, because they were disrespecting you...and there's only one way that situation gets rectified.


It called "keepin it realz"
 
2012-02-07 08:53:40 AM  
Gulper Eel
i>Let me guess - the new line of New Balance walking shoes are out. No?

God damn, I love me some New Balance. They make them wide, and therefore they're one of the few bands of tennis shoes that actually fit my feet.

/bigfoot
 
2012-02-07 08:55:33 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Damn...

/Category 5 derpicane warning for the comments on that story

Its Hagerstown, AKA Northern West Virginia.


actually - northern WV would be more towards the Pittsburgh area. Hagerstown is more like Baltimore-West - ESPECIALLY if those farks are rioting over shoes.... and you'd never catch someone from WV named "Porsche", "Lexus", "Mercedes", or "Es-ca-Lade" (es-ca-latte).... HOWEVER - Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, RAM, Dodge, Rusty, Dale, etc... are all acceptable though... and the "riot-worthy" shoes would probably be red-wings...
 
2012-02-07 09:02:50 AM  
Typical sneaker behaviour.
 
2012-02-07 09:09:43 AM  
WOW! The comments to the story are venomous.

I've never even heard the term "Chimping out".

That's probably the most racist hate I've read in one place.. EVER.
 
2012-02-07 09:11:42 AM  

TravisBickle62: We now know the answer to "How long does it take for a thread about sneaker riots to go racial?"


Because white people are famous for robbing and killing each other over sneakers.
 
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