Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Black Friday

Friday was Black Friday. So called, because it's the day that retailers traditionally move from the 'red' to the 'black.' Well, folks, Black Friday has been hijacked. It's now a day of opening at 4 am and lines starting the day before to get a $299 laptop computer, of which the store usually has 6 of em in stock. The media does the obligatory story, with photograph, of people going nuts trying to buy cheap stuff. Check out this video of people fighting over something at Walmart last year. Fun stuff, huh?

Happily, it's been some time since there was a toy people went nuts to get on Black Friday. The days of 'Tickle Me Elmo' et al - have they passed us by? I sure hope so.

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