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Why this Black Friday was Worse than Others

-Tamara Feingold

Fortunately, I locked myself in a cabin on the beach for Thanksgiving, free of cell phone service and cut off from civilization. I’ll admit I was a little jealous of my friends waking up early Friday morning to impossibly tempting shopping deals. But when I returned to the land of WiFi on Sunday, I was glad to have spared myself the trouble. I scrolled through pages and pages of news titles about Black Friday brawls, exceptionally long lines, and record-breaking purchase amounts. These are the reasons this year was the worst:

  1. Black Friday didn’t even start on Friday. Wal Mart opened at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving and Target and Macy’s opened at midnight. Just the thought of speed shopping after stuffing yourself with turkey and pumpkin pie is uncomfortable. What happened to the infamous Thanksgiving food coma?
  2. This riot over a $2 waffle iron at Wal Mart looks like a mosh pit at a metal concert.
  3. One group camped out at Best Buy for four nights and ate Thanksgiving dinner in their tent to save money on flat screen TVs and whatever other deals the store was offering. And we thought the Twilight Saga campers were intense…
  4. CNN said a record $52.4 billion was spent this weekend. So. Much. Money.
  5. As if one day of madness wasn’t enough, Cyber Monday has been added to the mix. This year, millions of shoppers are expected to shop online for deals.

Photo taken from CNN.com

Flux Playlist: Songs About Food

-Flux Blog Staff

Everybody knows that Thanksgiving is about one thing and one thing only: the food. An entire day in which we can eat as much turkey and mashed potatoes as humanly possibly without a shred of guilt. And while the holiday may have already passed, it doesn’t mean that some of us aren’t still living off the leftovers from Turkey Day. So here’s a list of songs to listen to while you munch on your leftovers.


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Mike:

  • Lost in the Supermarket -The Clash
  • Bangers & Mash -Radiohead
  • Red Wine, Success! -Cold War Kids

Tamara:

  • Candyman -Christina Aguilera
  • Pumpkin Soup -Kate Nash
  • Corona & Lime -Shwayze

Sam:

  • Crap Kraft Dinner -Hot Chip
  • Party in my Tummy -Yo Gabba Gabba
  • The Worst Pies in London -Stephen Sondheim

Lizzy:

  • Peanut Butter Jelly Time -Buckwheat Boyz
  • Be Our Guest -Beauty and the Beast
  • Hungry Eyes -Eric Carmen

Hannah:

  • Pork and Beans -Weezer
  • Ham and Eggs -A Tribe Called Quest

 

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