Wizard of Id by Parker and Hart for November 26, 2021

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    eromlig  7 months ago

    Better than normal — with the masks on, the security cameras are going to have more difficulty identifying you.

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    jasonsnakelover  7 months ago

    Why fistfight anyone? There’s a conjuring spell for all the plastic junk you’ll only use once and throw away so why waste time standing in line?

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    Shinrinder Premium Member 7 months ago

    No. It’s not.

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    LookingGlass Premium Member 7 months ago

    I usually do all of my “fist fighting” on Cyber Monday, with the keyboard!!

    /SHNARK/

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    Sanspareil  7 months ago

    Don’t think Robinson Crusoe would a approve of his servant being a poster for a glutinous sales marketing technique!

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    Olddog04  7 months ago

    The new normal

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    William Bednar Premium Member 7 months ago

    Got to love the Wiz’s wisdom: “It’s all plastic junk we will only use once then throw away”! But, we (yes, we) will do it all over next year. If we didn’t, the U.S. economy would collapse. Happy Black Friday!

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    MayCauseBurns  7 months ago

    Stay home and drink. Oh wait, that’s Blackout Friday.

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    FreyjaRN Premium Member 7 months ago

    Every day is Cyber Monday when you’re housebound.

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    jagedlo  7 months ago

    or electronics that are already out of date by the time that you get them out of the box…

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    The Biffman  7 months ago

    “Garshk! I wants to get me a new 70” tee vee I does”

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    blakerl  7 months ago

    Is that why they call it Black Friday?

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    sandpiper  7 months ago

    Jiminy, another negative knock for the holidays. Gotta be a better way to see it.

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    tcayer  7 months ago

    There’s nothing you can’t buy online at the same price or even cheaper.

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    wongo  7 months ago

    Are they really changing it to “Beige Friday”?

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    Cerabooge  7 months ago

    “Plastic junk I’ll only use once and then throw away”. Like the packaging when you go to the grocery store?

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    Zebrastripes  7 months ago

    Wrong Wiz! It’s not back to normal….

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    Count Olaf Premium Member 7 months ago

    Why wait for a racist Black Friday sale when Looting and Shoplifting are now considers Liberal chic.

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    Bruce1253  7 months ago

    I’m waiting to see how long the American public takes to realize they could get all that stuff on line and not have to go through the madness of the stores.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 7 months ago

    It’s not about the victory, it’s about the event. You don’t have to even throw a punch to be in a riot. All you have to do is be there.

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    Goat from PBS  7 months ago

    Fun fact: The day after Thanksgiving is “Buy Nothing Day”. So all these people are ignoring this sacred holiday.

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    Moonkey Premium Member 7 months ago

    Another superspreader event, all over the country this time. Nothing could get me out there, not even pre-covid. The sales actually last several weeks and most items can be bought online, if you really do need them and are not out impulse buying. I waited for a few electronic items I need and will order them online over the week.

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    tony_vigil  7 months ago

    Nice wives are found on the same aisle as unicorns and considerate husbands

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    Anters55  7 months ago

    How true and yet how sad. Only once have I ever gone to a Black Friday sale for a particular item. (This was the very early days of the internet and e-commerce was just starting.) So as I waited in line with everyone else for the item, I couldn’t believe how rude and abusive people could be to the store workers who were trying to fulfill the orders. I just left – said it’s not worth it.

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    BiathlonNut  7 months ago

    Is it that Black Friday makes normal people rude and inconsiderate, or is it that the nice people do not go Black Friday shopping?

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    kathleenhicks62  7 months ago

    Hit the nail on the head again!

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    David Huie Green-HavePityOnOthersYouWillNeedItToo  7 months ago

    Use once??

    I have found 5-year-old purchases still in the bags with sales receipts, still waiting to be used the first time.

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    WCraft Premium Member 7 months ago

    I hear the jewelry and high-end purse stores in Chicago already had their discounted sales events – all you can smash and grab for free

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    hagarthehorrible  7 months ago

    The wizard has nose for planet earth.

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    christelisbetty  7 months ago

    Why stand in line when you can go into debt from the comfort of home ?

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    christelisbetty  7 months ago

    At least some stores (Macy’s among them) did not open ON Thanksgiving, and I’ve heard fewer advertised “door busters”, which seem to be asking for trouble.

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    Gent  7 months ago

    I never knews there was plastic things in the medieval ages.

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    Whatever happened to common sense?  7 months ago

    There is no such day as “Black Friday.” It’s called the “day after Thanksgiving.” “Black Friday” is merely industry jargon that originated with the American department stores, from the old accounting term “in the black,” meaning turning a profit. (Accountants would enter profits in black ink in their ledger books, and losses in red ink.) Because a lot of people had the day off, the After-Thanksgiving Sales (also the proper term) brought in a lot of business, putting the stores “in the black.” So the name actually means “Profit Friday,” which is not what the holiday season is about.

    The holidays are not a time to shove and trample one another over some shoddy imported junk merchandise. This is the Thanksgiving weekend, a time to express gratitude and take some much-needed time off. The emphasis has shifted, and in the wrong direction. We are bombarded with this “Black Friday” garbage starting in October. The auto manufacturers use the term for their November “sales events” even though it has nothing to do with vehicles. You can’t watch TV, listen to the radio, read a newspaper or go online without hearing about this rubbish. It’s downright disgraceful that this has crossed the border into Canada, and even some European countries now have to deal with this nonsense.

    We need to take back our holidays. We can begin by removing “Black Friday” from the lexicon. If you live in the U.S., today is the day after Thanksgiving. If you live anywhere else, it’s just another day in November.

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    dlaemmerhirt999  7 months ago

    NAILED IT!

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    EdmundBabe  7 months ago

    Omicron

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    mckeonfuneralhomebx  7 months ago

    Do not think the 2nd person in line is really a female, could that be the worlds 1st trans?

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    donwestonmysteries  7 months ago

    Better than having to wait in line until customers come out all the time.

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