Ennuipoet: No one who works in retail thinks of Black Friday in any other way than the darkest.
Shostie: That's... racist...?
Generation_D: I thought it was the day after thanksgiving when we let the servants, who were mostly "black" (from all that hard work on thanksgiving you see) go shopping.
doglover: It still isn't you pretentious sack of
Babwa Wawa: doglover: It still isn't you pretentious sack ofExcept for all the TV and radio commercials advertising "Black Friday Sales."
Krieghund: Next they're going to say "Bloody Sunday" isn't just a song about a chick losing her virginity./how long/how loooong
Shostie: Ennuipoet: No one who works in retail thinks of Black Friday in any other way than the darkest.That's... racist...?
Ennuipoet: Shostie: That's... racist...?It's a metaphorical darkness, a bleakness of spirit, a prevailing sense of doom.So, in a Republican sort of way, maybe.
Three Crooked Squirrels: Black Friday "was not a happy term," department store historian Michael J. Lisicky told CBS News last year.OK. Didn't know there was a need for someone to be an official department store historian, but I guess there is a niche for almost anything.
Indubitably: I love NPR.However, they are being influenced by money, as everyone.Where is the the free media?I will pledge my voice just now for justice and fair mind in reporting.Madam/Sir: I will write for you.Let's find/fund our voice, no?We can.the the
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Wow. I'm honestly surprised they didn't try to claim it was somehow racist
tenpoundsofcheese: The proper term is "Friday of color"
Nadie_AZ: Radio does not work that way.jpg
Lionel Mandrake: Oh thanks for the "knowledge" NPR, you snobs.Next you're going to ruin "Bloody Sunday" with your damn liberal "facts"
Buzzerguy: "Hello. This is NPR ... Coming up next, Sarah MacLachlan's music cued up to pictures of abused animals"How exactly does your radio work?
Indubitably: Where is the the free media?
Ready-set: Black = making $Red = losing $Not too complicated. It is appropriate considering the dark behavior 'people' exhibit to save $10.
LDM90: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Wow. I'm honestly surprised they didn't try to claim it was somehow racistNot sure why that surprises you.
Emposter: department store historian Michael J. Lisicky told CBS News last year.Who says you can't get a job with a liberal arts degree?
Rufus Lee King: SirEattonHogg: Except isn't boxing day not an American tradition? First I heard of it was from Canadian relatives. So the slavery connection doesn't make any sense. I haven't bothered looking at the internet for its origins so I'm just going off of my personal experience.Boxing day originated in England. On the day after Christmas, black servants who had been discovered pilfering food the day before were placed in boxes for the following day. This concept was later explored in the movie Cool Hand Luke.
Nina_Hartley's_Ass: CASEY KASEM'S AMERICAN TOP 40 - 6/21/75#40 "I'LL DO FOR YOU ANYTHING YOU WANT ME TO" - Barry White#39 ROCKFORD FILES" - Mike Post#38 "RHINESTONE COWBOY" - Glen Campbell#37 "BLACK FRIDAY" - Steely Dan#36 "I'M ON FIRE" - The Dwight Twilley Band#35 "T-R-O-U-B-L-E" - Elvis Presley#34 "PLEASE MR. PLEASE" - Olivia Newton-John#33 "ROCKIN' CHAIR" - Gwen McCrae#32 "MIDNIGHT BLUE - Melissa Manchester#31 "ONE OF THESE NIGHTS" - The Eagles#30 "WHY CAN'T WE BE FRIENDS" - War#29 "SHINING STAR" - Earth, Wind, & Fire#28 "BABY THAT'S BACKATCHA" - Smokey Robinson#27 "SWEARIN' TO GOD" - Frankie Valli#26 "DYNOMITE" - Bazuka#25 "HEY YOU" - Bachman-Turner Overdrive#24 "MISTY" - Ray Stevens#23 "THE WAY WE WERE/TRY TO REMEMBER" - Gladys Knight & The Pips#22 "I'M NOT IN LOVE" - 10cc#21 "ATTITUDE DANCING" - Carly Simon#20 "I'LL PLAY FOR YOU" - Seals & Crofts#19 "THE LAST FAREWELL" - Roger Whittaker#18 "PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM" - Elton John#17 "OLD DAYS" - Chicago#16 "THANK GOD I'M A COUNTRY bOY" - John Denver#15 "BAD LUCK (PART 1)" - Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes#14 "BAD TIME" - Grand Funk#13 "MAGIC" - Pilot#12 "ONLY WOMEN" - Alice Cooper#11 "TAKE ME IN YOUR ARMS" - The Doobie Brothers#10 "CUT THE CAKE" - The Average White Band#9 "LISTEN TO WHAT THE MAN SAID" - Paul McCartney & Wings#8 "GET DOWN, GET DOWN (GET ON THE FLOOR)" - Joe Simon#7 "THE HUSTLE" - Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony#6 "SISTER GOLDEN HAIR" - America#5 "LOVE WON'T LET ME WAIT" - Major Harris#4 "I'M NOT LISA" - Jessi Colter#3 "WILDFIRE" - Michael Murphey#2 "WHEN WILL I BE LOVED" - Linda Ronstadt#1 "LOVE WILL KEEP US TOGETHER" - The Captain & Tennille
SirEattonHogg: Babwa Wawa2012-11-23 08:54:40 PMGeneration_D: I thought it was the day after thanksgiving when we let the servants, who were mostly "black" (from all that hard work on thanksgiving you see) go shopping.Similarly, Boxing Day was when we let the slaves fight over the holiday leftovers. Of course in the 20th century we gave them gloves, so as to make the tradition more humane.Except isn't boxing day not an American tradition? First I heard of it was from Canadian relatives. So the slavery connection doesn't make any sense. I haven't bothered looking at the internet for its origins so I'm just going off of my personal experience.
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