Hyper-Consumer Culture Begets Boobus

Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Posted in category Idiocracy

The Idiocracy lives on. The First Family of Best Buy have made history – they have been camping out at a Best Buy store for Black Friday deals since 10am last Wednesday. What is the reasoning behind this?

“We’re tired of not being first and we figured we’ve put in six years, we want to be first.”

These are the values that parents choose to teach their children. Being the first moron in line to buy shit you don’t need on a credit card for which you can’t afford to make payments. And you wonder why we live in an Idiocracy full of ignorant boobs who think the TSA is photographing and invading our bodies to “protect us?”

What was the response from store management? The manager of the St. Petersburg Best Buy store presented them with a “First Family of Black Friday” award. An award for squander and stupidity – welcome to the new religion of consumerism. And to think Mencken coined the term “Boobus Americanus” before there ever was such a thing as Black Friday.

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6 Responses to Hyper-Consumer Culture Begets Boobus

  1. Iluvatar says:

    November 24th, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Karen, thanks, my comments were already in the e-mail I sent you.

    Please have a Happy & Safe Thanksgiving everyone!


  2. Shannon says:

    November 24th, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to you!  I could never understand why people would brave inclement weather, traffic and a crowd of thousands to get a small discount on some techie trinket gadget???  I have NEVER done the whole black friday deal.  Instead, I went out yesterday and got some clothes on clearance and some other great deals.  No long lines or hassles and I didn’t have to pitch a tent in a snow bank :)

  3. Wayno says:

    November 24th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    “Black Friday”, what it means to me (and a few others). It’s the day we head back to hunting camp and prepare our “black powder” for the annual opening of muzzleloader season here in the northwoods of MN. A few of us guys get together to enjoy grilled venison, a few beers and good cigars. Maybe this year we’ll even take in a Beaver hockey game.

  4. Todd S. says:

    November 24th, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Oh no… they’re in my area, too.  I’m so glad I don’t watch TV or else I would have seen this days ago.

  5. Alex says:

    November 24th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Don’t be hating on the conspicous consumers, Karen. They were waiting in line to be the first ones to buy the Deluxe Editon of “Jersey Shore: Blue Ray Edition,” wearing their holiday-edition Crocs and chomping on deep-fried racoon ass in the cold before the store opened. (LOL)

    Sadly, I had to stop laughing at this madness when that person got trampled to death at Wal-Mart, over a large-screen TV discount, a couple of years ago. I have to just shake my head at all this idiot mass behavior. Maybe I’ll take my camera out to the so-called “Magnificent Mile” here in Richard Daley Land on Friday, and snap shots of all the shopping sheep, looking greedy and twisted like the goons and knaves in a Heironymus Bosch painting.

  6. Jared says:

    November 25th, 2010 at 7:16 am

    Let me dissent from the criticism offered here. If think that the consumer culture is something to be thankful for as it keeps people happy and occupied. It is also one of the reasons that the liberty that does exist continues to exist. People that don’t have many possessions are almost always against individual freedom. If you think Americans are bad now for putting up with invasive TSA procedures, just wait for what they will tolerate if the economy completely crashes. As an aside, I suspect that the real reason that conservatives complain about children being spoiled today is because people have far less respect for government and other institutions than they did in the past.

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