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(News One)   Will there be a fight at ToysRUs? Will BestBuy run out of $23 USB cables? What will the restroom line be like on Thanksgiving? What store do the hot chicks camp out at? Its the official Black Friday thread. Action kicks off at Walmart Thursday 6PM ET   (newsone.com) divider line 335
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2013-11-28 06:27:25 PM
I just wanna see people act like idiots...and grab some cheap games.
 
2013-11-28 06:28:06 PM

super_grass: High point is not same as a bunch of people piled onto each other for cheap plastic crap.


They are one and the same, actually.  The more immersed one is in civilization, the greater the civilization.  And I would argue that no man or woman has ever been more immersed in the fruits of our labor than those who are getting a TV for a great price.  Thank you, Wal-Mart.  Thank you, Amazon.  Thank you, Best Buy.  Thank you for being the high point of civilization.
 
2013-11-28 06:29:35 PM

Old enough to know better: Only thing I'll be doing on Friday is cruising Youtube looking for videos of shoppers fighting each other.


I follow along on Twitter.  The pictures are insane.  I can enjoy the chaos while smugly sitting on my couch, wearing a Snuggie, and drinking wine.
 
2013-11-28 06:31:50 PM
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2013-11-28 06:34:08 PM
Funny our best buy just got raided, literally some woman with 5 kids walked in and grabbed bunch of crap and tried to walk out in the rush, it must be black friday!!!

/seriously what is she going to do with a Samsung galaxy S4? LOL
 
2013-11-28 06:38:22 PM
got every deal i wanted online without leaving the house. Some blurays and battlefield 4 for half off. Now time to drink.
 
2013-11-28 06:41:03 PM

Mugato: BunkoSquad: Wow, I thought the Internet had everything, but here's a guy who's never heard of Thanksgiving

I dunno, he comes off as a bit of an asshole but he has a point. Traveling thousands of miles the day before Thanksgiving is a hell-like experience. Flights delayed, canceled, sitting in an airport for hours. Are people so enslaved by tradition that they couldn't just do it a week earlier or later? I dunno, it's not my problem.


"THOSE AREN'T PILLOWS!"
 
2013-11-28 06:50:24 PM
Keeping an eye on amazon and tigerdirect. Too bad the very specific desktop I need for my recording studio appears to not be on sale
 
2013-11-28 06:56:09 PM
I plan to cruise through my local Walmart's parking lot purely for comedic value. With rum and saltines I can survive for a day or two without shopping.
 
2013-11-28 06:56:54 PM

spman: Also, did you REALLY see people in tents outside of Best buy "a few days ago"? Sounds like hyperbole to me, I've been Black Friday shopping for years, and the earliest I've ever seen people outside a store is about noon on Thanksgiving.


I have seen them in two different cities as early as Tuesday evening. The first tent in line in one place had a GENERATOR running. We're in the north, and it's snowing outside, and these idiots are using a generator to power their iPad and an electric heater, and SLEEPING IN A BEST BUY PARKING LOT FOR THREE DAYS, and I have to wonder just how much they think they're going to save?

I mean, how much fuel are they using in that generator to power their camp-out in freezing weather? Subtract that, and the value of their time, and they could probably have made what they're going to save by working three eight-hour shifts in a McDonald's and then quitting the job Thursday night.

There'd be a lot more dignity in that, too.
 
2013-11-28 07:00:06 PM

what_now: wait, if Hanukkah starts on Friday, can't we somehow argue that this year if you shop on Friday, you're anti-Semitic?


No, we lit the first light on the mentors last night. Today is officially the first day. Its a lunar based calendar, so the second "day" will start in a couple of hours at sundown.

Um, sorry?
 
2013-11-28 07:01:07 PM

Mugato: BunkoSquad: Wow, I thought the Internet had everything, but here's a guy who's never heard of Thanksgiving

I dunno, he comes off as a bit of an asshole but he has a point. Traveling thousands of miles the day before Thanksgiving is a hell-like experience. Flights delayed, canceled, sitting in an airport for hours. Are people so enslaved by tradition that they couldn't just do it a week earlier or later? I dunno, it's not my problem.


The reason people couldn't do it a week earlier or later is because Thanksgiving USED TO BE the one day everyone in the family got off of work, so they could all be together.

This is why this push by retailers to delete Thanksgiving is pissing people off.
 
2013-11-28 07:01:14 PM

gilgigamesh: Yanks_RSJ: If you're planning on being at Wal-Mart at 6pm on Thanksgiving Day, just kill yourself.

Just imagine what a better world would result if we released mustard gas in front of every WalMart right then.


Bleach and drain cleaner are conveniently stocked on the same aisle.
 
2013-11-28 07:05:17 PM
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2013-11-28 07:06:23 PM

gilgigamesh: gilgigamesh: Yanks_RSJ: If you're planning on being at Wal-Mart at 6pm on Thanksgiving Day, just kill yourself.

Just imagine what a better world would result if we released mustard gas in front of every WalMart right then.


Forget that. Most WalMart patrons are uninsured bootstrappy haters, and taxpayers would have to pay to treat the uninsured survivors.
 
2013-11-28 07:09:07 PM

wadjet: what_now: wait, if Hanukkah starts on Friday, can't we somehow argue that this year if you shop on Friday, you're anti-Semitic?

No, we lit the first light on the mentors last night. Today is officially the first day. Its a lunar based calendar, so the second "day" will start in a couple of hours at sundown.

Um, sorry?


"Menorah", not "mentors"...sorry about autocorrect. :)
 
2013-11-28 07:12:53 PM
These Thanksgiving day and black Friday sales are discrimination against the elderly. We can't compete with the younger crowd, we would get trampled to death. Ha Ha, I don't care, we just stroke checks, go get something you want.
 
2013-11-28 07:14:14 PM
I never understood the weird juxtaposition of people willing to trample another but willing to actually stand in line and PAY for an item. If you're going to maim someone to get your tv why not just walk out with it? It isn't like police or store security is going to try and stop 1000 people if they all start looting.
 
2013-11-28 07:14:39 PM
Apparently we're "celebrating" Black Friday here in Canada now too, as if Boxing Day turning into Boxing Week and then three weeks wasn't bad enough.
 
2013-11-28 07:18:09 PM

Carth: I never understood the weird juxtaposition of people willing to trample another but willing to actually stand in line and PAY for an item. If you're going to maim someone to get your tv why not just walk out with it? It isn't like police or store security is going to try and stop 1000 people if they all start looting.


I'm willing to trample and maim other people, but I'll be damned if I wait in line.

I will however pay for it. I'm not a crook.
 
2013-11-28 07:20:10 PM
They're even pushing Black Friday in Canada this year. And also pointing out that the deals aren't great and there's a lot of bait and switch.
 
2013-11-28 07:21:50 PM
 
2013-11-28 07:22:20 PM

ralanprod: Stopped by Best Buy to get an overpriced phone charger last night, and there were already people lined up outside to be first in the door for whatever sale is planned.

My 8 year old son, unfamiliar with the whole black Friday/Thursday phenomenon, said to the first guy, "You know the store is OPEN right?  You can just GO IN. You don't need to wait in line."

He then told the guy at the security desk inside the door that there were a bunch of stupid people outside waiting to get in a store that is ALREADY OPEN !!!

I considered explaining the whole thing to him, but the entertainment was way too good to mess up.


Explaining what? Sounds like your kid has it all figured out.
 
2013-11-28 07:25:51 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: gilgigamesh: Just imagine what a better world would result if we released mustard gas in front of every WalMart right then.

Ever smelled a Walmart patron?  They wouldn't even notice.


Mustard gas isn't tear gas, it burns off your skin and lungs and kills you.

It's not made from mustard it smells faintly of mustard, by the time you smell it you have been lethally gassed
 
2013-11-28 07:30:12 PM
On one hand, I told my wife and MiL I would not be going out tonight as a protest for things being open on Thanksgiving.

On the other hand, I now have the house to myself for uninterrupted football for the next 4 hours.

I'm conflicted.
 
2013-11-28 07:31:10 PM

tommyl66: Sin_City_Superhero: picturescrazy: This is what should be open on Thanksgiving: police, fire, rescue, and maybe gas stations.

LIQUOR STORES

Buy your liquor today, it's not that difficult.


You guys are making me feel like an alcoholic, I always have plenty of booze on hand
 
2013-11-28 07:32:35 PM

denbroc: John Kay's future is here


While the guy's talented, I'm of the mind that if you need to spend ten minutes explaining your song before you present it, you failed in the storytelling aspect of songwriting.
 
2013-11-28 07:33:00 PM

gilgigamesh: Yanks_RSJ: If you're planning on being at Wal-Mart at 6pm on Thanksgiving Day, just kill yourself.

Just imagine what a better world would result if we released mustard gas in front of every WalMart right then.


It'd do wonders for the unemployment numbers.

/Window seat.
 
2013-11-28 07:35:20 PM

tommyl66: I think the people lined up outside Walmart should be treated like people lined up outside a movie theater. Drive by and yell spoilers at them. "YOUR KIDS ARE DOING DRUGS WHILE YOU WAIT IN LINE TO BUY CRAP TO TRY AND BUY THEIR LOVE!", or maybe "CHEAP GOODS WON'T MATTER WHEN YOU'RE DEAD!".



That's a great idea, really get them riled up so we can have some good footage this year.  And squirt them with Super Soakers filled with piss, especially for the cold climate places.  Or you could stake out a sniper position and they won't know where it's coming from and they'll turn around punch the person behind them!
 
2013-11-28 07:35:22 PM
Many movie theaters are open on thanksgiving evening, and that is a pretty popular time to go. Also, most/all of the employees at that time are young adults who live far from family, or don't have family, just don't feel like visiting family, or who live with their parents and don't need a special day. This includes immigrants and foreign exchange students who don't care about thanksgiving anyway. Personally, when I have been in that kind of situation, I prefer to do something other than sit around alone. If I can give other people something to do, that is great. There are many people who volunteer at soup kitchens/etc on thanksgiving and Christmas day for this same reason.
I am only defending movie theaters, which havnt really been criticized anyway. I consider actual "shopping" to be very different. I don't know why anyone would want to on thanksgiving evening. But America does have the problem that shopping is one of our largest recreational activities.
 
2013-11-28 07:37:26 PM
The best things to buy on black Friday is clothes and bedding and shiat like that. It doesn't sell out, you get great deals, and its worth it. Saving money on a TV? Invest a little more on a much better TV.
 
2013-11-28 07:38:02 PM

Millennium: The Black Friday threads should totally link to the Black Friday Death Count site. Best place to get updates, probably.

Whod'a thunk that Toys-R-Us is actually the site of more deaths than Wal-Mart?


I raise you: http://cybermondaydeathcount.com/
 
2013-11-28 07:39:07 PM

Witness99: tommyl66: I think the people lined up outside Walmart should be treated like people lined up outside a movie theater. Drive by and yell spoilers at them. "YOUR KIDS ARE DOING DRUGS WHILE YOU WAIT IN LINE TO BUY CRAP TO TRY AND BUY THEIR LOVE!", or maybe "CHEAP GOODS WON'T MATTER WHEN YOU'RE DEAD!".


That's a great idea, really get them riled up so we can have some good footage this year.  And squirt them with Super Soakers filled with piss, especially for the cold climate places.  Or you could stake out a sniper position and they won't know where it's coming from and they'll turn around punch the person behind them!


Better yet, one of those three man slingshots lovingly filled with my own shiat launched from over a hill away. They'll probably think's it's a very large bird with a corn-heavy diet and never be the wiser - ha!
 
2013-11-28 07:42:54 PM

what_now: BunkoSquad: I hope there's a for-real bloodbath and maybe American will finally give this crap up.

Yeah, because if there's one thing America will not tolerate, it's bloodshed of the innocent.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to work on my sign for the "Rally for Gun Rights" that's being held in Newtown Ct on the anniversary of the day that those 26 selfish children tried to block my freedoms.


C U There!!! Look for me , Ill be the one with the gun and American flag!!
 
2013-11-28 07:44:31 PM
There's an Amazon deal right now for Dark Knight Rises on Bluray for $4.  Ends in an hour.
 
2013-11-28 07:45:40 PM

Kyro: There's an Amazon deal right now for Dark Knight Rises on Bluray for $4.  Ends in an hour.


BUYING movies?

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2013-11-28 07:46:01 PM
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2013-11-28 07:50:39 PM
I'll probably go to Pep Boys tomorrow for oil and filters.

/I feel like such a yokel
//but shiny new electronics just don't phase me anymore
 
2013-11-28 07:54:35 PM

ZeroCorpse: denbroc: John Kay's future is here

While the guy's talented, I'm of the mind that if you need to spend ten minutes explaining your song before you present it, you failed in the storytelling aspect of songwriting.


Yeah...that intro was uncalled for.  I looked for the plain-jane album version but could not find it.  The studio version is better.
 
2013-11-28 07:54:42 PM
The tent people are employed to do that, the shop pays them.
It's good publicity, seems to be working.
 
2013-11-28 07:55:25 PM

Deedeemarz: Millennium: The Black Friday threads should totally link to the Black Friday Death Count site. Best place to get updates, probably.

Whod'a thunk that Toys-R-Us is actually the site of more deaths than Wal-Mart?

Really? You must not have been around for the Cabbage Patch Wars of '87 and '88, or the Tickle-Me-Elmo Battles of the late '90s/early '00s.

I got this scar.....



I used to go to Toys-R-Us on black friday till i took a nerf arrow to the knee
 
2013-11-28 07:58:06 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYGE3JsAEg8&feature=youtube_gdata
So no more of the target commercial with the two chicks I'd like to score a deal on...

/Three minutes!
 
2013-11-28 07:58:22 PM

Toaster4k: Deedeemarz: Millennium: The Black Friday threads should totally link to the Black Friday Death Count site. Best place to get updates, probably.

Whod'a thunk that Toys-R-Us is actually the site of more deaths than Wal-Mart?

Really? You must not have been around for the Cabbage Patch Wars of '87 and '88, or the Tickle-Me-Elmo Battles of the late '90s/early '00s.

I got this scar.....


I used to go to Toys-R-Us on black friday till i took a nerf arrow to the knee


You kids these days... That's nothing compared to the Bloody Jart Battle of '82.
 
2013-11-28 07:58:28 PM
Was going to buy something on Friday but I fixed it instead, my phone stopped working with headphones and initially I panicked as I stay up to date on podcasts solely with my phone, but it was just pocket lint in the jack, works fine once I cleaned that out.
Don't need anything else.
 
2013-11-28 07:58:52 PM
I don't go out on Black Friday for sales.  I do it to trample strangers.
 
2013-11-28 08:00:28 PM
Just regained consciousness in my car with a waffle iron covered in blood in the front seat next to me.

The receipt says I got it for $4.50.

#YOLO
 
2013-11-28 08:01:10 PM
Murdertime, Funtime!
 
2013-11-28 08:07:24 PM
I'm going to be working food service tomorrow, and I'm going to be trying my damndest to be peppy and friendly to people tomorrow. Hungry as hell AND stupid enough to try to stop on Black Friday is just a bad combination when it comes to stress.
 
2013-11-28 08:07:56 PM

Toaster4k: the Tickle-Me-Elmo Battles of the late '90s/early '00s.


1997 to be exact, along with the Nintendo 64.
 
2013-11-28 08:10:25 PM
I need a gift around 20 to 25 bucks for my nerdy wife. She is 27 if that helps. Someone help me find an awesome Black Friday deal online
 
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