Black Friday is the annual day after Thanksgiving which rings in the holiday shopping season, and brings forth the mindless multitudes buying things they don't need. This year, Black Friday sales resembled cattle feed lots, and Black Friday consumers resembled groups of zombies, identifying flat screens with grey matter.
To illustrate the point, the Daily Economist has two disturbing and entertaining items that are occurring this Friday, and provide a unique glimpse into the survival of the fittest mode that Darwin believes are species have.
Black Friday got off to a rowdy start at a San Antonio mall where police say one shopper pulled a gun on another who punched him in the face while they were waiting in line at a Sears store.
Police Sgt. Rob Carey tells the San Antonio Express-News a man rushed into the store when it opened Thursday night to get to the front of a line, started arguing with people and tried cutting in front of them.
One man who got punched pulled a gun and that scattered shoppers, including the impatient line-cutter who took cover behind a refrigerator. Then he fled.
Carey says the man with the gun had a permit to carry the weapon and isn't being charged with a crime. - NBC DFW
And from the offensive side of the ravaging animals, comes the wonderous, rarely seen footage of the human species in desperate need of a sale.
Where are Guns and Roses when we need them, playing in the store background as it drowns out Jingle Bells.