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2013-11-29 01:05:26 PM
If she spent $2,000 on two Dell laptops and three iPods, she calculated she would save $1,100.

I didn't buy any of that crap.
Guess how much I saved.
 
2013-11-29 01:06:46 PM
Frozen morons.
 
GBB
2013-11-29 01:08:59 PM

skinbubble: Frozen morons.


Dummy pops.
 
GBB
2013-11-29 01:09:35 PM

Begoggle: If she spent $2,000 on two Dell laptops and three iPods, she calculated she would save $1,100.

I didn't buy any of that crap.
Guess how much I saved.


$0.  You can't save anything if you don't spend anything.   Duh.
 
2013-11-29 01:11:45 PM
FTA:
Luck called it "Blue Thursday" because "it's sad," she said.
"I'm going with the flow now, but I wish it would go back to the way it was," she said. "It's wrong to miss Thanksgiving dinner. It's an American tradition."



Congrats, you are now part of the problem.
 
2013-11-29 01:12:11 PM
I was at Best Buy this morning. I waited in line in the electronics department to get a X-Box One for my daughter.

You know what ticks me off about you people? You are all criticizing the shoppers who do this, and yet not one of you lazy bums got your butts out of bed at 4:30 this morning to drive to the store to make sure somebody else gets a merry Christmas.

If you don't get what you want for Christmas this year, who are you going to blame? Not your mom, I hope. Not the one who did the cooking and the cleaning and the decorating and the shopping and the wrapping so Christmas would be nice for YOU.

Do you think I WANTED to get out of bed at 4:30 this morning after spending all day yesterday orchestrating Thanksgiving? How about a little less disrespect and an occasional "Thanks, mom, for doing that"
 
2013-11-29 01:12:21 PM
Puh! Most of Alaska is in the `banana belt of the north' (relatively speaking).
People in Winnipeg laugh at them while wearing shorts & mesh under-vests.
 
2013-11-29 01:14:20 PM
Oh yeah, I have placeholder mannequins for everything in my life. Everything.
Sometimes I wonder, which is the real me?
And why, why have I surrounded myself with placeholder mannequins?
 
2013-11-29 01:17:10 PM

oldfarthenry: Puh! Most of Alaska is in the `banana belt of the north' (relatively speaking).
People in Winnipeg laugh at them while wearing shorts & mesh under-vests.


It was -7F at my house this morning.  Bank sign across from the Best Buy in the article said it was -4F.  Too lazy to look up what those temperatures are in "Canadianese."

Also agree that these people are morons.  Plan to do my shopping this year exactly the way I always do.  Sitting in a comfy chair in front of the fireplace while sipping scotch and using Amazon.com's free shipping.
 
2013-11-29 01:18:17 PM
I'm beginning to mentally substitute "Walpurgis Nacht" for "Black Friday"

/shudders
 
2013-11-29 01:21:30 PM

Skyd1v: oldfarthenry: Puh! Most of Alaska is in the `banana belt of the north' (relatively speaking).
People in Winnipeg laugh at them while wearing shorts & mesh under-vests.

It was -7F at my house this morning.  Bank sign across from the Best Buy in the article said it was -4F.  Too lazy to look up what those temperatures are in "Canadianese."

Also agree that these people are morons.  Plan to do my shopping this year exactly the way I always do.  Sitting in a comfy chair in front of the fireplace while sipping scotch and using Amazon.com's free shipping.


-22C or `sweater weather' as we like to call it.
 
2013-11-29 01:23:44 PM

Skyd1v: oldfarthenry: Puh! Most of Alaska is in the `banana belt of the north' (relatively speaking).
People in Winnipeg laugh at them while wearing shorts & mesh under-vests.

It was -7F at my house this morning.  Bank sign across from the Best Buy in the article said it was -4F.  Too lazy to look up what those temperatures are in "Canadianese."

Also agree that these people are morons.  Plan to do my shopping this year exactly the way I always do.  Sitting in a comfy chair in front of the fireplace while sipping scotch and using Amazon.com's free shipping.


static3.wikia.nocookie.net

To Amazon's free shipping
 
2013-11-29 01:23:58 PM

Cytokine Storm: I was at Best Buy this morning. I waited in line in the electronics department to get a X-Box One for my daughter.

You know what ticks me off about you people? You are all criticizing the shoppers who do this, and yet not one of you lazy bums got your butts out of bed at 4:30 this morning to drive to the store to make sure somebody else gets a merry Christmas.

If you don't get what you want for Christmas this year, who are you going to blame? Not your mom, I hope. Not the one who did the cooking and the cleaning and the decorating and the shopping and the wrapping so Christmas would be nice for YOU.

Do you think I WANTED to get out of bed at 4:30 this morning after spending all day yesterday orchestrating Thanksgiving? How about a little less disrespect and an occasional "Thanks, mom, for doing that"


Sounds like your daughter is an ungrateful coont. Send the XBone to me instead, I'll say thank you and not call you an idiot.

/idiot
 
2013-11-29 01:26:20 PM
For the overnight period, Luck slept in her car. To hold her place, she set up a dummy in the chair using her husband's construction hat, her coat and a face mask.

Nope. Gotta be a real, live person, or you ain't in line. Doesn't have to be you, but it's got to be a person. You can hire someone to stand in line for you, but you cannot put an empty box on the ground, walk away, and claim to be "in line". BACK OF THE LINE.

Also, I walk my dog by the Target behind my house. People started camping out there on Wednesday afternoon...while the store was open. Buddy seemed confused by this. I was going to explain it to him, but he's a dog.
 
2013-11-29 01:30:31 PM

skinbubble: FTA:
Luck called it "Blue Thursday" because "it's sad," she said.
"I'm going with the flow now, but I wish it would go back to the way it was," she said. "It's wrong to miss Thanksgiving dinner. It's an American tradition."

Congrats, you are now part of the problem.



"I really wanted to spend Thanksgiving having a wonderful dinner with my family, but Best Buy has forced me to camp outside in Alaska to get 40% some laptops.  There is nothing I can do."
 
2013-11-29 01:31:53 PM
Kwame at it again?
 
2013-11-29 01:35:42 PM
Works driving in the HOV lanes to the mall, too.
wwwimage.cbsnews.com
/also satisfies certain, er, needs
 
2013-11-29 01:35:59 PM

Cytokine Storm: I was at Best Buy this morning. I waited in line in the electronics department to get a X-Box One for my daughter.

You know what ticks me off about you people? You are all criticizing the shoppers who do this, and yet not one of you lazy bums got your butts out of bed at 4:30 this morning to drive to the store to make sure somebody else gets a merry Christmas.

If you don't get what you want for Christmas this year, who are you going to blame? Not your mom, I hope. Not the one who did the cooking and the cleaning and the decorating and the shopping and the wrapping so Christmas would be nice for YOU.

Do you think I WANTED to get out of bed at 4:30 this morning after spending all day yesterday orchestrating Thanksgiving? How about a little less disrespect and an occasional "Thanks, mom, for doing that"



4/10

http://www.dailygame.net/videogames/microsoft/xbox-one/best-buy-blac k- friday-ad-ps4-xbox-one-discounts-only-on-games

There were no Black Friday deals at Best Buy for Xbox Ones.
 
2013-11-29 01:37:04 PM
here's how not to be a moran

/don't go in lineups
//spend time with your family, not spend money for your family (or yourself)
///be thankful you have the option of staying at hone
 
2013-11-29 01:38:39 PM
Like so many things Alaskan, the Russians came up with it first.
www.gonewiththetwins.com
 
2013-11-29 01:44:10 PM
How about instead of complaining about it and being part of the problem, tell your kids to stop being such demanding jerkoffs.  When I grew up and asked for something expensive my parents just said "no."
 
2013-11-29 01:46:29 PM

Cytokine Storm: I was at Best Buy this morning. I waited in line in the electronics department to get a X-Box One for my daughter.

You know what ticks me off about you people? You are all criticizing the shoppers who do this, and yet not one of you lazy bums got your butts out of bed at 4:30 this morning to drive to the store to make sure somebody else gets a merry Christmas.

If you don't get what you want for Christmas this year, who are you going to blame? Not your mom, I hope. Not the one who did the cooking and the cleaning and the decorating and the shopping and the wrapping so Christmas would be nice for YOU.

Do you think I WANTED to get out of bed at 4:30 this morning after spending all day yesterday orchestrating Thanksgiving? How about a little less disrespect and an occasional "Thanks, mom, for doing that"


I have Amazon prime, I've been using my xbox since September. You need to check it out.
 
2013-11-29 01:48:05 PM
Skyd1v: ...article said it was -4F.  Too lazy to look up what those temperatures are in "Canadianese."

'Merican-to-Maple Conversion Chart:

-4F = -4F, eh?
 
2013-11-29 01:48:43 PM

mdsh00: How about instead of complaining about it and being part of the problem, tell your kids to stop being such demanding jerkoffs


Why do you hate The American WayTM?
 
2013-11-29 01:53:07 PM
Bleyo:There were no Black Friday deals at Best Buy for Xbox Ones.

I'm in line for next year's deals.
 
2013-11-29 01:53:40 PM

oldfarthenry: Puh! Most of Alaska is in the `banana belt of the north' (relatively speaking).
People in Winnipeg laugh at them while wearing shorts & mesh under-vests.


Dude, its 31 below this morning here in Willow. I sure can go for some of that banana belt weather we supposedly have.
 
2013-11-29 01:59:25 PM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-11-29 02:07:05 PM
"The temperature was 16 degrees, with a stiff north breeze."

The temp in my front comp room this morning was a refreshing 73 degrees, with no breeze at all.

It did, however, get down to like 69 or 70 last night because my wife farked around with the thermostat like she knows better not keep happening. That was pretty brutal. But I manned up, got out of bed, and pressed some buttons on the stupid thing like I didn't have something better to do or anything.
 
2013-11-29 02:40:56 PM
She's lucky no one noticed. I would have chucked it out in to the street.
 
2013-11-29 02:45:37 PM

stuffy: She's lucky no one noticed. I would have chucked it out in to the street.


Me too, but I would've had sex with it first. Waste not, want not, right?
 
2013-11-29 03:29:18 PM
I can't exactly say that I begrudge the people who stand on line for black Friday sales.  But it does surprise me, in a strange way, that people always seem to have that sort of disposable income on hand exactly when they need it.

In any case...  In the case of buying something that is intended to last like, for instance, a laptop, I don't really think that a black Friday deal is the smart way to go.  You may end up with some POS that you will end up hating and regretting before long.

In other news:  We just went out and spent about $220 on new North Face winter coats for the kids.  We come to find out just yesterday that Dick's Sporting Goods (where we got them), just put all those coats on sale for $59 each.  Not THAT pisses me the Fark off!!
 
2013-11-29 03:44:00 PM

Bleyo: Cytokine Storm: I was at Best Buy this morning. I waited in line in the electronics department to get a X-Box One for my daughter.

You know what ticks me off about you people? You are all criticizing the shoppers who do this, and yet not one of you lazy bums got your butts out of bed at 4:30 this morning to drive to the store to make sure somebody else gets a merry Christmas.

If you don't get what you want for Christmas this year, who are you going to blame? Not your mom, I hope. Not the one who did the cooking and the cleaning and the decorating and the shopping and the wrapping so Christmas would be nice for YOU.

Do you think I WANTED to get out of bed at 4:30 this morning after spending all day yesterday orchestrating Thanksgiving? How about a little less disrespect and an occasional "Thanks, mom, for doing that"


4/10

http://www.dailygame.net/videogames/microsoft/xbox-one/best-buy-blac k- friday-ad-ps4-xbox-one-discounts-only-on-games

There were no Black Friday deals at Best Buy for Xbox Ones.


I will never understand the mentality that wakes up in the morning and says "you know what I want to do today. make shiat up on the internet and make people think I'm a pointless farking idiot, but here's the big joke - I"m not a pointless farking idiot because it's true and I actually think that, I'm a pointless farking idiot because I made it up".

It is SO weird.
 
2013-11-29 04:09:39 PM

durbnpoisn: I can't exactly say that I begrudge the people who stand on line for black Friday sales.  But it does surprise me, in a strange way, that people always seem to have that sort of disposable income on hand exactly when they need it.

In any case...  In the case of buying something that is intended to last like, for instance, a laptop, I don't really think that a black Friday deal is the smart way to go.  You may end up with some POS that you will end up hating and regretting before long.

In other news:  We just went out and spent about $220 on new North Face winter coats for the kids.  We come to find out just yesterday that Dick's Sporting Goods (where we got them), just put all those coats on sale for $59 each.  Not THAT pisses me the Fark off!!


Assuming that you have the receipts, return them for full refund and then purchase them at discounted price.
/they'll probably just give you the difference and not make you go through the rigamorole of actually returning and re-buying the items
 
2013-11-29 05:02:48 PM
Saw several of these over the years in Alaska, expect that many more will come.
 
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