Cyber Monday is that one day a year where all the little lies you’ve been telling your boss are finally used two fold, and you realize that although your job technically involves other responsiblities, you, after so many years being under the thumb of a tyrant, fully understanding that fuck, yeah, you’re a goddamn master at pulling the wool over your boss’ eyes. More
Topic: Black Friday
Are you reading this? Or are you out trying to score a deal somewhere? More
If you thought that Black Friday was just for bored housewives and your mall-addicted, gum-snapping cousins, think again. More
And the Black Friday horror stories come rolling in! More
Black Friday is only two days away, guys! What’s your battle plan? Mine is to stay as far away from centers of commerce as possible, because that shit is terrifying. Here are some things I’d rather do instead. More
A lot of hardcore shoppers tend to look at Black Friday the way most hardcore drinkers look at New Year’s Eve: it’s amateur hour. However, other (occasionally less smug) shoppers see Black Friday as an opportunity to score all kinds of mind-boggling deals… if you’re willing to brave the crowds. Here’s a few that may make us consider the risk to life and limb. More
Clever, isn’t it? More
It’s almost Black Friday, the most frightening day to shop all year. You see all kinds of crazy things on Black Friday, it’s like Tracy Jordan describing his childhood (“I once saw a baby give another baby a tattoo…they were very drunk,” “I’ve seen a hooker eat a tire,”). Anyway, this video is a good primer for the crazed, soulless need to consume that overtakes people when that terrible day arrives. More
We recently held a contest here on The Gloss, where four lucky readers scored American Express giftcards. We asked readers to send us their most ridiculous Black Friday stories, and here are the four we chose. More
It’s about shopping you say? I don’t know what that has to do with anything black. That sounds stupid. That doesn’t sound black to me. Here. Here are some ways to make today really black.
Is this more or less lame than being the first person in line for the Star Trek movie?
Thanksgiving is just days away, and after that, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, Christmakkuh, or any combination of December holidays are fast approaching. I do love this time of year and all the wonderful things that go along with it: decorating the tree, the smell of a pine and delicious baked goods, excellent Christmas movies on TV, amazingly bad Lifetime Christmas movies, making fun of holiday cards, especially if they feature an awkward picture of a funny-looking family, laughing at religious nuts who get grouchy about being told “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas,” laughing at stores that go out of their way to be overly secular, laughing at families who make it their mission to have the most lights and humongous snow-globes on the block, admiring pretty and tastefully decorated houses, constantly editing my wish list (I’m not too old!), presents, building fires in the fireplace, hoping for snow, etc. I could go on and on.
However… there are also some things about the holiday season that really annoy me. More
We’re barely past Halloween, and heading into Thanksgiving, which typically means one thing to retail stores: holiday shopping. Stores will soon be gearing up for Black Friday, and crazed shoppers will be waiting for Best Buy to open at midnight on Thanksgiving. The Consumerist reports that only 8% of shoppers this year plan on getting their holiday shopping done before Thanksgiving, and 25% say that plan to get their shopping done on Black Friday. More
I hope someone of you are managing to work today, in between all your Cyber Monday shopping. In the event you aren’t, do not feel so bad. Today is virtually a national holiday…society expects you to goof off, spend money, … More