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Black Friday

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 17,642

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

  2. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,661


    I slept in!!! :D
  3. tb33anda3rd
    Joined: Oct 8, 2010
    Posts: 11,635

    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    vile creature?...isn't it just for woman?...
  4. Bigdaddyhemi
    Joined: Sep 1, 2010
    Posts: 358


    Guess everyone has gone shoppin
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  5. 1320/150
    Joined: Oct 9, 2009
    Posts: 647


    My girlfriend loves this stuff!!!! I on the otherhand can't stand all the fuss!!!
    Joined: Apr 17, 2001
    Posts: 6,190


    Same sheet you get at 4am waiting you can get with a coffee in hand and you mouse... The best way to shop
  7. My favorite is Black "JACK" Friday, old No. 7, ah you all know what I'm talkin about................
  8. Littleman
    Joined: Aug 25, 2004
    Posts: 2,605

    Alliance Member
    from OHIO, USA

    No such thing as a sale..........they just ripped you off before and after the so called sale..............I was hoping to snag one of them new Norwell long sleeve shirts...but looks like they do not come in Medium.....guess I need to eat more turkey...he he......Littleman
  9. HaHa!I can't stand going into a walmart or target on a regular day. It's amazing how these people have the tolerance being around in all that commotion.
  10. Rich Rogers
    Joined: Apr 8, 2006
    Posts: 2,019

    Rich Rogers

    Nope Ryan, I can honestly say I've never done it. I refuse to get trapped into the whole bogus Black Friday thing along with the countless other people that flock to the stores to get that "special" item they just have to have before they're gone.
  11. Not all bad....wife just went shopping.....Now I can play on the computer.
  12. Lild
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
    Posts: 260


    Pisses me off because I actualy NEED to go somewhere and all the asshats are cloggin up the roads. Im happy to be at work today. Screw all that bullshit.
  13. Never done it either. The wife and I decided a few years ago that we would no longer be sucked into the commercialism of Christmas. We don't buy Christmas gifts any more. During the season we just enjoy the company of family, friends, and each other, without all the stress. If we want to buy a gift, we just do it any old time, because we want to. It seems to mean more that way.
  14. big bad john
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 4,728

    big bad john

    ......Being in a store on Black Friday is no place for an old fart like me.....I hear the lines are long even at the bathrooms....if you find one.........Oh....excuse me .....I've gotta use the can
  15. chevyshack
    Joined: Dec 28, 2008
    Posts: 950


    My wife lost her job a few weeks ago so where broke and cant go shopping. Besides that if the greedy ass stores would lower thier prices thru out the year they wouldnt need a black friday sale. The mark ups are huge!
  16. I'll get up at 4:00 AM to head out to a Junk yard and crawl around with the Spiders and Snakes but I ain't gettin up that early to go save $2.00 on a damn Sweater !
  17. I used to (unfortunately) work at Wal-Mart (there was absolutely NOTHING else available in this podunk town) and I had to work every "Black friday" Even though our Wally World is, from what I hear, the smallest in CA, the stories I could tell you....I watched people ramming each other with shopping carts, stealing TV's and Laptops lout of someone else's cart so they wouldn't have to wait in line to get one, hell we had one guy come in, go to Sporting Goods, try on some batting gloves, then over to the baseball bats, tried the wood ones, settled on an aluminum bat (this is all on video) waltz on over to the TV display, and destroy 7 or 8 big screens, before we could get there to stop him...and I tell you what, that guy had played baseball before, he knew how to hit, every single one of the TV screens were hit right in the strike zone, no low and outside, no high and inside, etc etc
    I am glad I don't have to work there anymore.
  18. I'm not a shopper,,I detest the malls and the hype that goes with all the insanity of Black Friday,,,but I just bit the bullet and ordered a Black T-Shirt from the JJ store,, HRP
  19. Anderson
    Joined: Jan 27, 2003
    Posts: 6,309


    Shit - I didn't even think about looking for a poster when I was there. Order up!

    P.S., no I've never been shopping on black friday and I don't plan to any time soon. But Sears has some pretty damned good deals on toolboxes that got me thinking!
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2010
  20. chevyshack
    Joined: Dec 28, 2008
    Posts: 950


    I wish i could work there but i cant afford it. My brother worked nights at one of the 24hr walmarts here in Tallahassee for about 2yrs. This is a college town, home of FSU. The serority girls have pajama night every once in awhile and come in shopping in their night gowns and freakin Teddies!! That would be awsome. I guess i just want to work on that night. HA!
  21. HotRodChassis
    Joined: Jan 23, 2005
    Posts: 2,283

    Alliance Vendor

    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? :D
  22. Half-Fast Motors
    Joined: Nov 14, 2009
    Posts: 205

    Half-Fast Motors

    I'm at work:(................but at least it's my B-Day...:)
  23. Stutz
    Joined: Feb 1, 2006
    Posts: 1,766

    1. Wyoming H.A.M.B. Members

    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.
  24. trmel3
    Joined: May 21, 2007
    Posts: 100

    from new jersey

    y celebrate the worse day in american history?
  25. big creep
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,945

    big creep

    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]
  26. junk yard kid
    Joined: Nov 11, 2007
    Posts: 2,641

    junk yard kid

    i make people christmas gifts, i havent bought my mom a card in years. ha
  27. CraigKrage
    Joined: Nov 1, 2007
    Posts: 421

    from central IL


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  28. hotrd32
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,264

    from WA

    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"..:(
  29. EnglishBob
    Joined: Jan 19, 2008
    Posts: 1,029


    Watch out for us Canadians invading just like we do every year.
  30. 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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