Are you camped out for Black Friday?


Murphy
#1
your texting thumbs a blur, as you msg your other friends camped out at stores or malls around the country. This is just as much for the Canadians as it is for the Americans.

Storp the mād-ness!

I did most of my shopping online. No lines. Good prices.Superdy-duper fast delivery! My damn mouse finger is pert near worn out from all that clickin'!

I loves shoppin' this way.

I still go to the malls, but instead of linin' up at the cashiers, hands full of overpriced junk, I lord over the rummies and their giftin' frenzies wif a mocha-choco-lotta-coffa-chino, or something. Then I point at them as they hurry by and laugh. I drool. Toss a lotta gookies.



This is a gookie. Thank you Harpo Marx!

I also fondle a stuffed woman's breast that I take to the mall mocca-chino bar. I place it in a conspicuous spot near the shoppers, squeezin' it occasionally, and wink, but only at the 'under 30' guys. Drives 'em crazy! The girls laugh.

Finally tonight, a change of pace. Harpo Marx, playing his harp. He's been dead for 52 years, but his talent lives on. He left the planet as the result of complications from open heart surgery.

He started playing the harp because all the other Marx Brothers already played an instrument or had their own shtick. Harpo began playing it, sitting on the wrong side, but changed later when he saw pictures of harpists playing them correctly. He also tuned his harp differently than what was considered correct. Not knowing any better, he learned to play without any help, and never took lessons until later on in life He also tried to learn to read music, but never mastered it.

The sound and style of his playing drew professionals from around the world to observe and learn his style. One of his adopted children, Bill, is a trained musician - a pianist who attended Julliard. Because Harpo couldn't read music, Bill would write out letters rather than musical notes for his dad to follow.

A 16 year old Bill Marx wrote this arrangement that his dad played on I Love Lucy in 1953.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=H16vDiX_PCo

This one is from A Night at the Opera (1935) The man genuinely loved kids and adopted 4 of his own.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWWMRYrnCjY
Last edited by Murphy; Nov 25th, 2016 at 01:12 AM..
 
Ludlow
#2
Hayell no.
 
Mowich
+1
#3
Will I be camping out .............Hell NO...........I protest the cultural appropriation inherent in the use of the word Black on behalf of black people everywhere. I may be white but I claim the right to stand up on their behalf and fight the good fight.

Ooops........I see it's time for my medication gotta go.
 
Ludlow
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich View Post

Will I be camping out .............Hell NO...........I protest the cultural appropriation inherent in the use of the word Black on behalf of black people everywhere. I may be white but I claim the right to stand up on their behalf and fight the good fight.

Ooops........I see it's time for my medication gotta go.

Just took mine in about an hour I'll be sleepy
 
Murphy
#5
I was listening to WSM online earlier, and folks were already talking like Thanksgiving was over and Black Freitag was here,

I listened to a few other US radio stations and they were into the Black Vendredi countdown.

I hear summer bathing suits are going on sale next week in Michigan...
 
Mowich
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by Ludlow View Post

Just took mine in about an hour I'll be sleepy

I don't take meds, Ludlow...........I wrote that in case someone actually took my satire literally.
 
Danbones
#7
well, that explains how the pied piper was able to get those kids to jump off that cliff
 
Ludlow
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich View Post

I don't take meds, Ludlow...........I wrote that in case someone actually took my satire literally.

I take painkillers otherwise I'd be in agony. I don't like it but that's how it is.

Quote: Originally Posted by Murphy View Post

I was listening to WSM online earlier, and folks were already talking like Thanksgiving was over and Black Freitag was here,

I listened to a few other US radio stations and they were into the Black Vendredi countdown.

I hear summer bathing suits are going on sale next week in Michigan...

Pick me up a new fishin pole Murph if you have the time I left mine in Missouri. And if ya think of it a nice tackle box with a few supplies in there would be nice. .
 
Danbones
#9
sorry to hear about the pain ludlow
cheers to what ever gets you through it
 
Murphy
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by Ludlow View Post

I take painkillers otherwise I'd be in agony. I don't like it but that's how it is.

Pick me up a new fishin pole Murph if you have the time I left mine in Missouri. And if ya think of it a nice tackle box with a few supplies in there would be nice. .

Sure, and I'll post a Christmas story for you too. The Fat Man isn't quite the sweetheart everybody thinks he is.
 
JLM
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich View Post

I don't take meds, Ludlow...........I wrote that in case someone actually took my satire literally.


Good for you- most of them aren't that good anyhow on an extended basis, if you can find another way. Doc just took me off Lipitor, don't really need it and it can screw up your liver, maybe it already has. Liver is a tough organ with good recovery ability so I'm not too worried. Haven't turned yellow yet. Also it's very good idea to stay right the hell away from the supplements. They are a total rip off and can be quite dangerous. My cousin loaded up on supplements and died from A.L.S. I'm not positive there isn't a connection there.
 
Ludlow
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Good for you- most of them aren't that good anyhow on an extended basis, if you can find another way. Doc just took me off Lipitor, don't really need it and it can screw up your liver, maybe it already has. Liver is a tough organ with good recovery ability so I'm not too worried. Haven't turned yellow yet. Also it's very good idea to stay right the hell away from the supplements. They are a total rip off and can be quite dangerous. My cousin loaded up on supplements and died from A.L.S. I'm not positive there isn't a connection there.

Drink plenty of water and a poweraid now & then for electrolytes and sodium. I've a dvt in my right leg and the pain is bad. Thought it was sciatica but nope. Now I'm on blood thinners. There are other things but won't go into it. I'd like there to be other means to deal with the leg and hip pain. there isn't.
 
Curious Cdn
#13
"Camped out" ... that's for sure.
 
Danbones
#14
well, its ok to have kneezles or toeleo
small caulks...not so much...there is no pill
 
Curious Cdn
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by Ludlow View Post

Drink plenty of water and a poweraid now & then for electrolytes and sodium. I've a dvt in my right leg and the pain is bad. Thought it was sciatica but nope. Now I'm on blood thinners. There are other things but won't go into it. I'd like there to be other means to deal with the leg and hip pain. there isn't.

Would you like to trade that for my sixteen kidney stones that I'm hauling around as passengers, right now?
 
Cliffy
+1
#16
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
#17
We should have a pool on how many people will be killed each year on Black Friday. I heard 2 so far this year.
 
Ludlow
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Would you like to trade that for my sixteen kidney stones that I'm hauling around as passengers, right now?

I have kydney stones that were picked up on the MRI but haven't suffered with them yet. No I hear they are very painful. Sorrry you have to deal with it..
 
Mowich
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by Ludlow View Post

Drink plenty of water and a poweraid now & then for electrolytes and sodium. I've a dvt in my right leg and the pain is bad. Thought it was sciatica but nope. Now I'm on blood thinners. There are other things but won't go into it. I'd like there to be other means to deal with the leg and hip pain. there isn't.

I am very sorry to hear of your suffering, Ludlow.
 
spaminator
#20
Yorkville boutique criticized for using Black Lives Matter slogan to promote Black Friday sale
by News Staff
Posted Nov 23, 2016 3:52 pm EST
Last Updated Nov 23, 2016 at 3:59 pm EST
A Yorkville clothing boutique came under fire on Wednesday for borrowing imagery from the Civil Rights and Black Lives Matter movements to promote its Black Friday clothing sale.
Serpentine, at 132 Cumberland St., posted an ad on its Instagram page depicting a Civil Rights protest with the hashtag #BlackFridaysMatter superimposed in bright red lettering.
Instagram users were quick to call out the store for its questionable linking of the fight for racial equality with rampant consumerism.
“Distasteful to say the least!” one user wrote. “This is beyond poor taste – it’s vile,” another added.
CityNews attended Serpentine on Wednesday, only to be halted at the door and told the store wouldn’t be commenting.
On Wednesday afternoon, the store’s Instagram ad was removed and replaced with the following statement from store management:
Passersby in the popular Yorkville neighbourhood struggled to comprehend what the store was trying to accomplish with the ad.
“I think it’s obscene,” a man named Mario said without reservation. “It’s being very clever, but in a negative way. I think there’s issues you don’t cross the line on. This is crossing the line.”
“That’s offensive,” added Andrea Jones. “That kind of leveraging the oppression and pain of others for a marketing strategy is really, really stupid.”
It’s not the first time a Yorkville store has been at the centre of controversy.
In August 2014, Eton of Sweden was criticized for a storefront window display that some thought had racial undertones.
Two nooses were seen dangling over a man’s shirt surrounded by cotton plants.
The company’s North American sales director, Chris Donohue, told CityNews at the time that it was meant to be a whimsical display of a swing over a cotton field.
Donohue said there was no malicious intent, but the display was promptly taken down.
The Serpentine clothing store in Yorkville posted this image on its Instagram account to promote a Black Friday sale. INSTAGRAM


Yorkville boutique criticized for using Black Lives Matter slogan to promote Black Friday sale - CityNews
Yorkville boutique criticized for using Black Lives Matter slogan to promote Black Friday sale - CityNews video

 
Murphy
#21
So, How many millions did you save? I steered clear of all retail establishments today , except for Timmy's.
 
JLM
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by Murphy View Post

So, How many millions did you save? I steered clear of all retail establishments today , except for Timmy's.


Ditto except for A & W and the Bowling lanes.
 
JLM
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by Murphy View Post

So, How many millions did you save? I steered clear of all retail establishments today , except for Timmy's.


It's kind of funny how people will go through all kinds of inconvenient moves to save money buying sh*t they don't need! What percentage of people go in these stores with a definite purchase in mind? Or end up buying a $50 item when they went to buy a $10 item?
 
Murphy
+1
#24
I have tried to explain this to my oldest son for many years. He fights people and lines every year. He doesn't understand his "false economy".

About 15 years ago, I needed a new gas can, and mentioned it at the breakfast table. The two youngest went to school, the oldest went to work, and so did I. That afternoon, on the way home, I pulled over at the hardware store and bought a new one.

Number one son comes in the door about 7PM, looking all proud of himself and gives me a gas can.

"I already bought one." I said. He asked how much it cost. "$6.99." I responded.

"Ha! Mine only cost $4.99! You got ripped off! I don't know why you go to the hardware store. They overcharge. I went to Crappy Tire!"

I explained that I drove by the hardware store every day. It took five minutes tops, and I was home for supper.

"So?" He says.

"You drove into town. Round trip, it took you over an hour of your time. You missed supper. You saved $2, but I bet you burned more than $2 in gas to accomplish that. Was it worth the bother?"

He was agitated, but said nothing.

I kept his gas can and thanked him for the gift. "Now I have two cans, and all it cost me was $7!"
 
JLM
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by Murphy View Post

I have tried to explain this to my oldest son for many years. He fights people and lines every year. He doesn't understand his "false economy".

About 15 years ago, I needed a new gas can, and mentioned it at the breakfast table. The two youngest went to school, the oldest went to work, and so did I. That afternoon, on the way home, I pulled over at the hardware store and bought a new one.

Number one son comes in the door about 7PM, looking all proud of himself and gives me a gas can.

"I already bought one." I said. He asked how much it cost. "$6.99." I responded.

"Ha! Mine only cost $4.99! You got ripped off! I don't know why you go to the hardware store. They overcharge. I went to Crappy Tire!"

I explained that I drove by the hardware store every day. It took five minutes tops, and I was home for supper.

"So?" He says.

"You drove into town. Round trip, it took you over an hour of your time. You missed supper. You saved $2, but I bet you burned more than $2 in gas to accomplish that. Was it worth the bother?"

He was agitated, but said nothing.

I kept his gas can and thanked him for the gift. "Now I have two cans, and all it cost me was $7!"


Of all the things that wastes money unnecessarily I think unnecessary driving takes the cake. I'm forever pointing out to members of my family that when I go to town I want to get everything and run every errand or wait until such time of day that I can. The odd time it's impossible but generally it's not. Now everyone is going through hoops to prevent climate change whereas if you did things right in the first place the climate might not be changing & one thing for certain the pollution wouldn't be half as bad.
 
spaminator
+1
#26
Black Friday chaos: Shootings reported on busy shopping day
Postmedia Network
First posted: Friday, November 25, 2016 10:29 AM EST | Updated: Friday, November 25, 2016 08:06 PM EST
As crowds of frantic shoppers flock to stores across the continent and abroad in search of Black Friday deals, there have been reports of shootings at both Macy's and Walmart stores, as well as a shooting at a Thanksgiving day youth football game.
Here’s a look at some of the chaos that unfolded in the U.S. Friday:
- Reno, Nev.: A 33-year-old man was shot dead in a Walmart parking lot in Reno shortly after 6 p.m. on Thursday evening. According to KOLO TV, two Black Friday shoppers were arguing over a parking spot when one pulled a gun and fired shots at the other vehicle. One man was killed and no arrests have been made.
- May's Landing, N.J.: A shooting at a mall early Friday morning has left a 20-year-old Atlantic City man dead. The incident occurred outside a Macy's store at the Hamilton Mall around 1 a.m. The victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds. His 26-year-old brother was also shot and is in stable condition at the hospital. There have been no arrests.
"It’s sad," one shopper told CBS. "We’ve been doing this, me and my girls for probably about 10 years now, just for the fun of going out – a girls night and trying to get some special sales and it’s getting scary now.”
- Louisville, Ky.: Two men were shot and four were injured at a youth Thanksgiving Day football game called the Juice Bowl. Police told Fox News the children had finished their game and two women's teams were playing flag football when shots were fired. Police evacuated the park as coaches helped players get to safety. Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene and police are still searching for suspects.
- Memphis, Tenn.: One man was shot and injured at the Wolfchase Galleria Mall in Memphis left one man injured.
Modesto, Calif.: An old-fashioned donnybrook broke out at the Vintage Faire Mall shortly after midnight. Marco Sebastian, who witnessed the brawl, told CNN he was shocked to see the slugfest.
Black Friday chaos: Shootings reported on busy shopping day | World | News | Tor
 
tay
#27
And I have never gone out for Boxing Day either but I suppose some consider it worthwhile....




www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8zLNBRXplw
 
Dixie Cup
+4
#28  Top Rated Post
I HATE shopping!!

Quote: Originally Posted by Dixie Cup View Post

I HATE shopping!!

Even at the best of times so there's absolutely no way I'd go on either Boxing Day or a Black Friday.
 
JLM
+2
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by Dixie Cup View Post

I HATE shopping!!


Even at the best of times so there's absolutely no way I'd go on either Boxing Day or a Black Friday.


Me neither. I can think of nothing more thrilling than going out on Boxing Day in search of next year's Xmas cards at a discounted price!
 
Curious Cdn
#30
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Me neither. I can think of nothing more thrilling than going out on Boxing Day in search of next year's Xmas cards at a discounted price!

Camped out in front of London Drugs on Decenber 25th, eh Scrooge?
 

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