Black Friday Open Thread

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It’s Black Friday. Get out there and shop til you drop!

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104 Responses to Black Friday Open Thread

  1. The Klown says:

    I start watching Rock of Ages and discover it has Russell Brand, Alec Baldwin AND Tom Cruise in it.

    The trifecta of really annoying bad actors.

  2. The Klown says:

    This is some weird shit:

    New MSNBC host on Thanksgiving: ‘Because genocide is a lot more festive 392 years after the fact’

    Farrow is the 25-year-old son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, though there is some speculation that his father may actually be Frank Sinatra. He has impressive professional and academic credentials, graduating from college at 15 and Yale Law School at 21 before being named a Rhodes Scholar at 23. He also allegedly worked for Hillary Clinton and the late Richard Holbrooke at the State Department.

    But Farrow’s public comments have not lent weight to his genius reputation. Appearing on MSNBC in October, he declared – to much ridicule — that Bill and Hillary Clinton “represent a style of honesty that the public craves.” With his Thanksgiving tweets, he gives off the impression he is nothing more than a run-of-the-mill leftwing hack.

    Farrow’s MSNBC show is set to premier sometime in 2014.

    • driguana says:

      How many of them are still left out there?

    • There’s genius and then there’s genius. One is smart the other is dumb. Up to now was having trouble classifying Ronan, but he’s just cleared it up. Bless his heart.

    • DeniseVB says:

      No way Woody Allen is that kid’s bio father.

    • elliesmom says:

      I’m waiting for them to tell me which holidays it’s OK to celebrate. Can’t celebrate Veterans’ Day or Memorial Day because they glorify war. Can’t celebrate Columbus Day and Thanksgiving because they glorify genocide. Can’t celebrate Christmas or Easter because it isn’t fair to non-Christians. Can’t celebrate Labor Day until everyone gets the same paycheck. Can’t celebrate Washington’s Birthday unless you want to buy a new car.(I bet Obama gets a holiday.) Can’t celebrate Valentine’s Day because chocolate isn’t good for me. I guess New Year’s is OK. At least for now.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Good PC roundup emom, and brought to you by truly unhappy and miserable people who thrive on harshing our mellow. That’s how we got Obama too 😉

      • Jadzia says:

        I believe that leaves you with St. Patrick’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, the Fourth of July, and Halloween. Drink up!

      • foxyladi14 says:

        Before he leaves office Obama will declare every day is a Holiday.
        A day set aside to worship and praise the great works of OBAMA!!! 😆

      • Somebody says:

        I could be wrong but I believe MLK day is safe. I also think you’re correct that New Years is OK, for now…….New Years Eve probably not because it promotes drinking.

        I think you’ll have to take 4th of July off your list……it’s too patriotic, screams American exceptionalism, technically glorifies war, and also genocide.

        There is no more Washington’s Birthday, it’s President’s Day now and as long as you celebrate the appropriate Presidents I think you’re fine.

        • Erica says:

          In my bay area city, we don’t have Fourth of July, we have a One World celebration. We celebrate all kinds of cultures but we don’t suffer any talk about Independence Day, early American culture, or the reasons and people behind the revolution. But there’s plenty of reggae, African dance, salsa, and so on. We’ve stopped going and are on the hunt for a plain old 4th of July parade with American roots. Hard to find, but worth looking for.

    • DandyTIger says:

      Invasions and getting conquered is no fun and not fair. Life’s not fair. History is full of that happening around the globe including all through Europe. That’s life. What’s really stupid is calling it genocide since there are more native americans alive today than were in 1492.

  3. driguana says:

    We’re going for wine.

  4. No Black Friday shopping for me. Ever. Shaking my head at the peeps on FB whining about the lines and insanity – which started last night around 8 pm.
    I am not a fan of crowds. And it makes me physically ill when I am in a store and I am assaulted from three aisles away by the person who thinks cheap cologne is a substitute for bathing. Blech.
    I did all my holiday shopping when I was out in Yellowstone over the summer. Today I am doing nothing but eating leftovers, packing and going to the bank to withdraw my travel cash for my return to Yellowstone.
    Oh- and I will probably watch the news so I can shake my head in disgust over the trampled shoppers.
    Pie for breakfast!

  5. Lulu says:

    There are people sleeping all over my house. Two in the great room and another in the office. The bedrooms are full unless they decided to leave in the middle of the night. I am sending them to IHOP or the kolache shop when they wake up. I finished cleaning up the kitchen at 11 last night and I am not messing it up again this morning. I am going Christmas shopping in Austin next weekend. All gifts must be practical. On the list is a navy blazer (daughter who will try it on), a crockpot, a leaf blower (the old one just died), and a new set of car mats for mud. How do you Christmas wrap car mats and leaf blowers?

  6. Laughing my ass off at the “news” coverage proclaiming there are “less” shopping days this year.
    Really? The calendar doesn’t have the usual 365 days?

  7. I ordered online this morning. Got the new LG G2 phone. It should be here in about a week. Gifting my year-old Galaxy Blaze to my daughter once it arrives. That’s the extent of my shopping today.

    I’m meeting a friend downtown this afternoon for a walk and coffee, and after that I may try out a local gym. I got a free 7 day pass, and I want to check them out. They’re 24 hours for members, and reasonably priced, and I have not been able to keep up my walks with the cold.

    Enjoy your day peeps!

    • elliesmom says:

      The battery in my cellphone stopped accepting a new charge a couple of months ago. I keep thinking I should get a new battery or buy a new phone, but I haven’t missed it yet.

      • Constance says:

        That happened to me last summer and when I went down to Verizon to deal with it I somehow came out with an Apple 4 (which is last years model) for a dollar and they rearranged everything on my plan so it was cheaper if I had a smart phone than not.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I’m getting closer to accepting I’m smart enough for a smart phone since my “oh so busy to talk to their mother (in my Mrs Wolowitz voice)” kids hate phone calls, rather text. My old flip phone only has toggle typing, what a pain.

      • leslie says:

        I’m going to stop responding to texts from anyone unless it’s an emergency. My texting skills are next to non-existent. And it takes me an eternity to get through a message on those tiny touch pads.

  8. DeniseVB says:

    Some cool local photos of the Macy’s parade, looks like it was terrifying. I used to have Macy’s balloon holder on my bucket list but they start training in July! So I crossed it off my list since the weekly commute would cost me a fortune from Va.

    http://gothamist.com/2013/11/29/photos_video_low-flying_balloons_de.php#photo-1

    I did go to the parade once and that year still holds the coldest Thanksgiving Day on record for NYC. Not a fun day, even smashed in with the crowd, body heat didn’t help. If I ever did it again, it would be from a $4,000 parade route hotel room.

  9. DeniseVB says:

    Garry Trudeau hasn’t been funny in years, no wonder his new show is only streaming on Amazon. Also, inspired by a true story about Democrats living frat house style in DC, he changed them to Republicans because they’re “funnier”? Oh goody, bring on the racist, teabagger, rich old white men jokes ….. ugh.

    http://www.suntimes.com/24049860-761/sen-dick-durbins-frat-style-dc-home-inspires-alpha-house.html

    • Another idiotic “genius”. Keep thinking I’ll find a major paper somewhere that doesn’t carry Trudeau in the comic section, but so far none have the courage to face reality. He’s not funny and not comedic, either. Mostly sad.

  10. leslie says:

    Since y’all helped me find a crock pot, I thought I’d ask about cordless drills. Anyone have one they’d recommend? I need to replace my very old drill with something that runs and doesn’t require an electric outlet. Thanks……..

    • elliesmom says:

      I have a Ryobi. It was cheap, and I only use it once it a blue moon. I bought it when I was installing modular closet fixtures. The charge holds long enough to do small household chores (a couple of hours of drilling), but I don’t think someone who was doing a major construction project would choose it. We had a drill already, but getting up and down on a ladder without tripping on the cord was a PITA.

      • leslie says:

        Thanks. I saw a Ryobi at Home Depot. I’ll have a look. The electrical wiring in this 110 year old building has me running extension cords all over when a cordless would be much better.

        • elliesmom says:

          Our house was built in 1904. We completely gutted it in a major remodel. The modern kitchen and baths are great. The insulation has lowered our heating bills a huge amount. But the thing I appreciate most is all of the new electrical outlets. And light switches at every doorway.

        • leslie says:

          I know, the electrical rewiring in the kitchen from this summer has me smiling all the time. I can’t believe I can walk inti the pantry, the butler pantry and the kitchen and not have to use pull chains in the middle of the rooms! bit after 20 years living here and saving up to remake the kitchen, I still walk into each room with my arm extended reaching for the chain. 😉 that hand having a kitchen sink that drains as soon as water is poured into it no matter how much has me practically orgasmic.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Craftsman (Sears) 19.2 cordless.

      • leslie says:

        Thanks, Denise. I have an old electric Craftsman drill and it’s still working.

      • DeniseVB is spot on, My 19.2 lithium Craftsman performs as well as the Ryobi my contractor buddy uses, and holds a charge for months and months. Son keeps borrowing it for a week or two to use on his boats and forgets to charge it, but no matter. She’s a worker!

  11. SHV says:

    “I did all my holiday shopping when I was out in Yellowstone over the summer. Today I am doing nothing but eating leftovers, packing and going to the bank to withdraw my travel cash for my return to Yellowstone.”
    ******
    When is the opening date for YNP winter touring? IMO, best time to visit.

    • foxyladi14 says:

      Aww!! Yellowstone in the winter is awesome. 🙂

    • http://www.yellowstonenationalparklodges.com/lodging/opening-and-closing-dates/

      Staying in the Park can be super pricey. Depends on what you wish to do. The North entrance at Gardiner MT is open all year- and the road to the NorthEast entrance stays open and plowed out to Cooke City. So you can stay in Gardiner and drive the N to NE road out through Lamar Valley. Travel to Old Faithful is by snow vehicle only. Xanterra runs a bunch of tours- some from Mammoth Hot Springs which is 5 miles from Gardiner on the North entrance- they do run tours down to Old Faithful.
      Some other concessionaires run day trips out of West Yellowstone.
      This is my first time going in winter. It is going to be an adventure for sure!

      • SHV says:

        Thanks for posting schedule….looks like things get going about a week before Christmas…Planning on going to Jackson WY Dec. 26 for 10th anniv. and a day trip to YNP.

  12. DeniseVB says:

    Dang, take a couple of days off online newsburps….war with China? Nah, back to online shopping…..well played Obama, well played –>

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/11/28/chinas-air-force-on-high-alert-sends-warplanes-into-air-defense-zone/#

  13. DeniseVB says:

    …..and one more….Kos …..

    ……you’re probably still in a food coma, out shopping, at a protest, or spending time with relatives you don’t often see.

    No matter what you’re doing, you’re probably not thinking about Daily Kos. But I am.

    I’ve spent 11 years building Daily Kos and it’s amazing to see what it’s become. We’re the largest progressive political publication in the country. Our email list recently crested the one million subscriber mark. Our site reaches over five million unique readers every month. We reach twice as many people more via social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter. We provide a million community members with a platform to report news, connect with each other and make change in their communities.

    And we have real successes to point to, such as raising over $1.6 million for great candidates in this non-election year. On policy, our advocacy work was specifically cited by CNN as the catalyst for filibuster reform.

    And we have just 22 staff members who help make it all happen.

    Meanwhile, the economics of online publishing are in flux. Ad revenue, which once supported the bulk of our activities, is no longer able to fund operations. In fact, community support has become more important to our ability to operate than advertising revenue.

    So we need your help. We need to raise $100,000 by the end of the year.

    Can you chip in $5 so that Daily Kos can keep fighting?

    If every one of our readers this month chipped in two cents, we’d be all set. If every reader chipped in a dollar, we’d be able to finance operations for two years.

    Not everyone is in a position to give. So, if you’re fortunate enough to make it through Black Friday with a few bucks in your pocket, please chip in to help Daily Kos keep fighting for the issues that matter to us.

    I’ll chip in $5 so that Daily Kos can keep fighting.

    Keep fighting,
    Markos Moulitsas
    Founder and Publisher, Daily Kos

    P.S. Please help keep Daily Kos strong by chipping in $3.

    Kos needs to change his name to Jim Jones, whatev 😉

  14. Lulu says:

    Politics and animal behaviorists. Too funny.

    • Erica says:

      That’s funny. But there’s a difference between the monkey’s and OWS. The monkey wants equal pay for equal work– that’s a smart monkey. The OWSers want the everyone to get the same for vastly different levels of effort–those are self-righteous, dumb monkeys.

      • Lulu says:

        True. I love the monkey especially first reaction, the throwing and hand slamming. LOL. Where have I seen that before? From myself!

  15. votermom says:

    • Every time I think they are evil-
      they confirm it yet again.
      FFS! Can they not just leave us all the hell alone?
      A pox on them and all their houses to the thousandth generation. May the corbies pluck out their eyes!

      • votermom says:

        IRS is auditing the cancer patient AND the insurance broker who found him an affordable policy after seeing him on tv.
        Jayzuz.
        We just watched Catching Fire – Obama is WORSE than President Snow.

    • 404 and his minions seem to have an insatiable drive to prove to the world they have far less integrity and administrative skill than even their worst enemies originally claimed. ‘Zero’ is no longer an overstatement.

  16. The Klown says:

    ZOMG!!!

    HBO/Max free weekend!!!!

  17. More pyschos on the loose. I think there should be term limits for every elected position. Then let them go home and get a JOB!
    http://news.yahoo.com/presidential-term-limits–necessary-and-right–or-bad-for-democracy-192726518.html

    • For those of you reading this that are (or are related to) university professors, there is a reason you (they) are professors. It is because in most cases you can’t tell shaving cream from shoe polish. Sorry, don’t mean to offend you, but you are so steeped in your field of study you can’t be held responsible for other, more mundane activities. Just because society gives you a pass on some things doesn’t mean your ideas have merit. They don’t. Get over it. Go back to your classrooms and laboratories. FDR proved presidential term limits were necessary. 404 ain’t FDR. He’s far worse. There, there now. Don’t cry.

  18. The Klown says:

    I borrowed my son’s turkey deep-fryer to cook my own cuz the one yesterday was so good there were no leftovers.

    I guess I used a bigger turkey. The fire wasn’t as impressive as the ones in the safety videos. I was disappointed.

    I don’t know what I’m gonna do about the huge grease spot on the driveway.

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