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Old 11-26-2010, 09:55 AM   #21
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Well, I haven't. EVER. Crowds, crappy food, vile people. NEVER. AND I'm always at WORK. How the hell do people get off of work to go to this crap at 4am?
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Old 11-26-2010, 09:55 AM   #22
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I'm at work................but at least it's my B-Day...
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Old 11-26-2010, 09:57 AM   #23
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I'll like to buy one of the posters as long as Ryan signs it like a some sort of rockstar. Should have had Norwell sign the left overs because I would pay double for that.
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Old 11-26-2010, 09:58 AM   #24
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y celebrate the worse day in american history?
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:01 AM   #25
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the real black friday! never forget!

On 9 February 1945 a force of Allied Bristol Beaufighter aircraft suffered heavy casualties during an unsuccessful attack on German destroyer Z33 and escorting vessels; the operation was labelled "Black Friday" by the surviving Allied aircrew. The German ships were sheltering in a strong defensive position in Førde Fjord, Norway, forcing the Allied aircraft to attack through heavy anti-aircraft defences. The Beaufighters and their escort of North American P-51 Mustang fighters were also surprised by twelve German Focke-Wulf Fw 190 fighters. In the resulting attack the Allies damaged at least two of the German ships for the loss of seven Beaufighters shot down by flak guns. Another two Beaufighters and one Mustang were shot down by the Fw 190s. Four or five German fighters were shot down by the Allied aircraft, including one flown by an ace.
The decision to attack Z33 and her escorts rather than a nearby group of merchant ships was in accordance with RAF Coastal Command's orders from the British Admiralty. The heavy casualties sustained in the raid led to merchant ships being prioritised over destroyers and small warships in subsequent operations. In addition, another squadron of P-51 Mustangs was assigned to protect Allied aircraft operating near Norway from German fighters.

and remember black thursday.

The second Schweinfurt raid[4] bombed World War II ball bearing factories to reduce production of these vital parts for all manner of war machines. Named Black Thursday because the loss of aircrewmen was the highest for any USAAF mission.[1]:192 The film Twelve O'Clock High (1949) dramatized a similar, but fictitious, air raid.




Factories in and around Schweinfurt accounted for a significant amount of German ball-bearing production. The Kugelfischer plant produced 22 percent, and the Vereinigte Kugellagerfabriken I & II produced 20 percent, and another one percent came from the Fichtel & Sachs factory.
After the German ball bearing "bottleneck" had been identified in 1942[5] and ball bearings had been named the second-most-vital Pointblank industry for the Combined Bomber Offensive in March 1943,[6] Schweinfurt's ball bearing plants were selected for a second air raid after being bombed during the August Schweinfurt–Regensburg mission.
Although each of the three bomber divisions[clarification needed] was to be escorted by a one Group with multiple squadrons of P-47 Thunderbolt fighter planes, one P-47 group was sidetracked to escort a squadron of 29 B-24s that switched to a diversion mission to Emden because of the bad weather forecast.[2] In addition, the bomber formations were spread out and vulnerable because of bad weather. The Luftwaffe military intelligence officers had suspected a deep penetration air raid because of the substantial raid traffic.[specify] Jagdgeschwader 3 intercepted the bombers as they crossed the coast, but P-47s succeeded in shooting down just seven Bf 109s while losing the one P-47. Over the Netherlands JG 1 and 26 made repeated attacks. The 305th Bomb Group lost 13 of its 16 B-17s in minutes.[7]:135 The B-17s were attacked after bombing by fighters that had refueled and rearmed (JG 11 downed 18 B-17s).[7]:136
The 77 B-17s shot down were mostly brought down by 88 mm cannon flak, and only 33 B-17s returned to their bases undamaged.[8][specify] Of 2,900 crewmen, about 650 men did not return (65 survived as prisoners-of-war),[3]:65 while five killed-in-action and 43 wounded were in the damaged aircraft that returned (594 were listed as missing-in-action).[citation needed] The 306th Bomb Group lost 100 men: 35 died on the mission or of wounds, and 65 were captured.[clarification needed] The 305th Bomb Group lost 130 men (87%), with 36 killed.[3]:66-7 The 94th Bomb Group's B-17F Brennan's Circus was credited with downing four German fighters and damaging another one.[9]
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:01 AM   #26
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i make people christmas gifts, i havent bought my mom a card in years. ha
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:05 AM   #27
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:08 AM   #28
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I guess I just participated because I bought a Poster...other wise it's a bunch of crap...I'll sign it on the back " The Great Show I Couldn't Make"..
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:11 AM   #29
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Watch out for us Canadians invading just like we do every year.
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:17 AM   #30
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I was hoping to grab a large Revolution T, but they out. Oh well. I slept in while my wife went out treasure hunting at 6 AM. Good for her. As for Ryan's surpises for next year.....hmmm. I-phone App and what could the other be????? I love the suspense. Perhaps a Revolution in Cleveland.....doubtful, but I'm sure it will kickass!
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:26 AM   #31
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Black Friday? I thought that was a nickname for the post-turkey day food coma hangover that I am recovering from. Massive amounts of turkey consumed in one day = Black Friday. Even coffee doesn't make me feel better today. The bird kicked my ass.
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:28 AM   #32
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I'm working today . Never have been sucked into the Black Friday marketing show !
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:33 AM   #33
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I have only heard about it from my wife. The lines, the rudeness....spending my hard earned money. No comment.
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:34 AM   #34
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No way would I go out shopping in that stupidity! I'd rather juggle badgers.

Now, I'll go to the parts store today, but they don't have "doorbusters" or some similar manner of bullshit.
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:44 AM   #35
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Black Friday? I thought that was a nickname for the post-turkey day food coma hangover that I am recovering from. Massive amounts of turkey consumed in one day = Black Friday. Even coffee doesn't make me feel better today. The bird kicked my ass.
I think its from when budgets were ( still are ? ) done in black and red ink. Lots of sales put your profits out of the red column , and into the black.
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:45 AM   #36
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There were people camped out Tuesday afternoon at Best Buy for the sales this morning!
Are you kidding me? They could be giving away TV's for free but you'd never find me in that line. I hate lines.
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:47 AM   #37
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To honor the truest tradition of Black Friday shopaholism, I'm ordering my long-sleeve Norwell tee via my laptop from a tent on the sidewalk in front of a Best Buy.
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Old 11-26-2010, 11:11 AM   #38
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I sent mine out into the cold a couple of hours ago. The difference is she works at Nordstroms and has to deal with all the idiots out there! Juggling badgers for sure! As for me, my step brother made regular coffee instead of decaff after dinner last night - then told me after my fourth cup!!! Sleep came about 4:00AM. So not only did a bird kick my ass, but sleep deprived too... Sounds like a great day to turn up the heat and nap!
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Old 11-26-2010, 11:26 AM   #39
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Mrs Jalopy and I tried it once, now we use our head and do all of our Christmas shopping Amazon.com. No hard to find parking spots, no COLD, no long line, and no rude people.
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Old 11-26-2010, 11:38 AM   #40
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Never saw me a line at a big box store. And this economy ain't my fault either.
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