Black Friday

According to half the retailers in the UK, today is ‘Black Friday‘. Except, um, it’s not, not really.

Black Friday is the American equivalent of our Boxing Day sales. It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and is traditionally when American stores have all their bargains and super-deals, because it’s usually regarded as the start of the Christmas shopping season.

Obviously, Thanksgiving isn’t something that we in the UK celebrate – and if we did, it would be more about celebrating getting rid of those puritanical shitbags onto the Mayflower in the first place, going off to found the Plymouth Colony.

So Black Friday means the sum total of fuck-all squared, except as a marketing ploy for people to follow and buy yet more shit they don’t really need.

3 Comments on “Black Friday”

  1. Blue Witch says:

    Yes. Exactly.

    Have you tried getting on any websites of major retailers today? Have you heard the news about police having to attend many stores to cope with marauding hordes?

    The world has gone mad.

  2. lyle says:

    Yeah, I’ve seen all the stories.

    I’d say it’s more that the world has gone stupid/materialistic, rather than necessarily mad.

  3. Blue Witch says:

    Check defininiton(s) of ‘mad’.

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