This post has been edited by DeathfromAbove: 25 November 2012 - 03:30 AM
Black Friday, the death of humanity
- 25 November 2012 - 03:28 AM
- 25 November 2012 - 03:35 AM
And some people have to fight over food in other countries just to survive.
- 25 November 2012 - 03:39 AM
This post has been edited by ChewySmokey: 25 November 2012 - 03:48 AM
- 25 November 2012 - 03:43 AM
Except for the violence, of course. That usually doesn't happen with a regular sale.
- 25 November 2012 - 09:55 AM
They don't report on minor acts of courtesy, they don't report on all the kindness and good gestures because it usually goes unrecorded and, even if it were, it wouldn't be newsworthy to producers. Those people don't fucking do it for attention anyway and would likely rather not be noticed.
People do little shit every day just to make a stranger's life better, it doesn't have to be some grand operatic gesture, but it does constitute a fuckload of data that you're simply not receiving.
This post has been edited by Jerk: 25 November 2012 - 08:26 PM
- 25 November 2012 - 08:25 PM
- 26 November 2012 - 02:58 AM
but also, maybe you could think about the people who are worse off than most of us here?? i mean, i saw something like this a little while ago, and i honestly think it really come in over here. think about all the people who usually cant afford the clothes they want, or that one toy their kid has really been wanting. now, i know what youre thinking, "if these little shits are more worried about fun stuff than paying off their bills, then they deserve to stay that way".
i guess, yeah. but whats wrong with wanting to indulge a little? i mean, think. theres this family thats working so hard because they have a hard time holding a job. the parents try and try, but they get layed off within two, three months, max. businesses arent doing well, neither are they. their rent has been late three times in a row, and theyve even almost thought about taking their eight year old out of public school. the seventeen year old is almost done with highschool, and she needs it, so she isnt an option.
so when next monday rolls around, they can all get new shoes. the old ones are riddles with holes, but they keep them just in case. the little one has a new stuffed animal. thats not all, they have some other stuff too. a used ps2 that passes the time better than cards. even a pretty awesome flatscreen (at least they can sell it for a decent amount if they have to). they all feel a little better, feel new. a step closer to being the regular middle class family.
i have no idea how accurate this is, but it seems believable to me. then again im just a dumb eighth grader, what do i know. but theres a general idea here. black friday isnt necessarily just for people to fight and bicker over new shiny electronics and stuff, but there are actual people who are probably better off because of black friday.
- 26 November 2012 - 11:19 AM
But I'm not sure it would be up to my expectations.
- 26 November 2012 - 01:25 PM
Sadly chivalry and honor are just about dead along whith good morals. Plus there are way worse things then black friday that made me lose my faith in humanity.
- 26 November 2012 - 07:47 PM
i just realised the joke. durp durp.
This post has been edited by Migrant: 26 November 2012 - 10:03 PM
- 26 November 2012 - 10:02 PM
I'm going to try emptying all the clothes and toys out of my closet and attic. It's not great, I admit, but it's better than nothing.
Bullshit, bullshit and bullshit. Lose faith in humanity? Be my guest. It's your loss. The world is, statistically, getting better and better.
This post has been edited by Jerk: 27 November 2012 - 04:26 AM
- 27 November 2012 - 04:20 AM
That was enlightening.
- 27 November 2012 - 04:23 PM
- 27 November 2012 - 04:35 PM
They do it in private.
This post has been edited by CaptainBaconMan: 28 November 2012 - 03:51 AM
- 27 November 2012 - 05:36 PM
And I suppose this world's pretty f**ked up when I think about it.
So I won't. Blissful ignorance.
- 27 November 2012 - 08:42 PM
The world is not perfect and I won't say people are inherently good either but reason is gradually, irrefutably, asserting itself.
I am going to call out every person that hops on that whining misanthropy bandwagon bullshit.
- 27 November 2012 - 10:01 PM
- 29 November 2012 - 09:19 PM
Well, the percentage of people who die violently has been dropping dramatically over the last couple centuries.
The crime rate has been plummetting.
IQ has been going up by an average of 3 points per decade.
So actually, that's entirely the opposite of present trends.
- 02 December 2012 - 05:09 AM
How is that even determined? From what I understand they reset what the average IQ is to 100 every year.
This post has been edited by CaptainBaconMan: 02 December 2012 - 05:24 AM
- 02 December 2012 - 05:24 AM
- 02 December 2012 - 07:58 PM
- 02 December 2012 - 10:07 PM
Spread the word. Educate your minds.
- 02 December 2012 - 11:45 PM
Im not so blind to see the progress of humanity. Were shoting space probes out into space and making bad ass bio sutis that increse strength and stamina. Were always questing for knowledge or information. All in all were doing preety dam good compared to what we strted whith. Your piss off button is very sensitve. I'll behave myself.
What makes you think im devoid of sin? I have a ouroboros tattoo on my chest from fullmetal alchemist. Im not going to lie I do like to occasionally day dream of being a anthropomorphic animal though. Theres nothing wrong whith day dreaming.
- 03 December 2012 - 03:07 AM
- 03 December 2012 - 03:27 AM
- 03 December 2012 - 03:54 AM
Oh and my only response to Black Friday madness: only fun with friends for the experience. Oh vision quests...
- 03 December 2012 - 05:08 AM
- 03 December 2012 - 05:40 AM
- 03 December 2012 - 09:34 AM
Ouroboros often represents selfreflexivity Especially in the sense of somthing constantly recreating itself.As well of about two or three more meanings.
This post has been edited by bluefox: 05 December 2012 - 02:49 AM
- 04 December 2012 - 04:58 AM
Just making sure you knew what you were talking about.
- 04 December 2012 - 08:50 AM
For some reason when I opened this page I was lead right onto this post as if I was meant for me to read.
Christ I couldn't have laughed harder.
- 05 December 2012 - 01:38 AM
- 05 December 2012 - 01:42 AM