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I hate the day after Thanksgiving, commonly known as Black Friday.
See, first of all, I actually LIKE Thanksgiving as a holiday. Spend time with family, have some turkey, etc. But looking around, can you even tell that it’s almost Thanksgiving? Hell no. All you hear about are all the Black Friday deals and sales. It’s becoming a bigger holiday than Thanksgiving, and it’s not even a “real” holiday! It’s just sad.
The thing I hate worst is the way companies and advertisers TAUNT us consumers, just with the name. Black Friday. Basically, they’re saying “THIS is the day we make most of our money off you, so make sure to go out and spend, spend, SPEND! Ha haaaa, motherfuckers!” THEY’RE RUBBING IT IN. And we obey them, like brainless sheep… to the point where, now, people camp out in front of Best Buy three days early so they can be first in line for the deals. ”Oh, boy, let me CAMP OUT so I can be one of the first with the honor to shop at your store!” It’s just sad.
Ah, consumerism… where makers of shit do their damnedest to convince people that luxuries are necessities, to their own detriment.
All that said, I’ll probably shop that day. But I’m NOT camping. I’ll go out later in the day, after everybody’s blown their shopping load… when I can actually ENJOY being out and about.
OK, so I was reading this article and I just have to talk about it. There is just so much that just wrong…
If you don’t feel like going to read the article, I’ll give you the gist: guy is walking around with a burrito. Two guys ask him if they can have a bite. THE GUY SAYS YES.
Now seriously… who in the hell gives a stranger a bite of his burrito? Anyone? Anyone?
So, he hands over the burrito, and the two guys just start walking off. When the first guy asked for his burrito back, the two guys beat him up.
So let’s talk about how much of an asshole you must be if you ask a stranger for a bite of his food, he gives it to you, and you steal it from him and then beat the shit out of him for asking for it back… W. T. F.
Seriously. How many guys would give up their food to a stranger like that? One out of a thousand? Ten thousand? And they reward that inexplicably generous gesture by just stealing it! And then beating the guy up! That’s just fucked up.
I’m debuting a new category here. I hear people talking about stupid shit like “gay marriage” will be the downfall of society… or that porn will be the downfall of society… or that lack of religion in people’s lives will be the downfall of society. Whatever. I think those people are full of shit. I’m here to tell you what *I* think are some of the reasons for the downfall of society…
Today, I want to talk about appearances. People are so wrapped up in how they think something should look that they disregard things that don’t match that preconceived notion. Example: American flag pins. Why must everyone running for any office wear one? It used to be that you didn’t have to. But now, there’s this perception that you’re not a patriot if you don’t wear one. Why? Why can’t we choose a candidate on, say, his voting record? Or job performance? Those would definitely be much better barometers for choosing a candidate. ANYBODY can put on a flag pin and claim to be a patriot. Give me someone who’s a proven leader and who shows me they care about making this country a better place instead of just getting themselves (and their friends) rich.