Tag Archives: Black Friday

REI is closing on Black Friday

downloadThe outdoor co-op will remain closed on Black Friday. Know of any others?

And thanks, Cynical, for the link.

Black Friday madness!

And thanks, Tucker and Jeff. You actually didn’t give this to me, but I stole it from you on Facebook, which is far more fun.

Now off to find the Fancy Boy Lip Glitter and the Hair Dye for Newborns.

A final meditation on Black Friday

It’s getting ugly out there

A woman used pepper spray on another Black Friday shoppers at a crowded Los Angeles Walmart on Thursday.

And thanks, Cynical, for the link. Meanwhile, Sharon sends this, a funny-as-all-get-out series of Amazon reviews of pepper spray. Get yours today! (See: “Accept no substitute when casually repressing students.”)

By all means, enjoy this meditation on the topic.

UPDATE: Uh-oh. There’s a report of pepper spraying at a North Carolina Walmart, as well.

AND YET ANOTHER: Uh-oh. Now they’re using tasers in Milford, Conn.

Happy Black Friday

And thanks, Cynical, for the photo.

Do we really need to shop on Thanksgiving?

Creeping corporatism has oozed out of Black Friday and backed up into Thanksgiving Day. You can simply avoid the stores to let retail establishments know you’d rather not keep store employees from enjoying the holiday with their families, or you can  join change.org in asking Target to close for Thanksgiving day, rather than open stores for early-bird shoppers.

Is someone going to ask the same of Kmart? Or Sears, Kmart’s corporate cousin?