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xilman 2014-11-27 08:37

Thanksgiving
 
Today is when we give thanks for having successfully exported a bunch of religious fundamentalists in 1620, after which they went on to create a Christian State and to massacre everyone who stood in their way.

Plus ├ža change.

Uncwilly 2014-11-27 17:08

Thank you Paul for that British view of the day. Here are a few more.
[YOUTUBE]NbMJ1JFMMSM[/YOUTUBE]
And here is a little primer for those whose ancestors were too timid to explore and decided to cower in subjugation to the crown:
[url]http://www.yankeefog.com/2004/11/thanksgiving-a.html[/url]

xilman 2014-11-27 17:39

[QUOTE=Uncwilly;388557]And here is a little primer for those whose ancestors were too timid to explore and decided to cower in subjugation to the crown:
[url]http://www.yankeefog.com/2004/11/thanksgiving-a.html[/url][/QUOTE]
YHBT
YHL
HTH
HAND

Mark Rose 2014-11-27 18:05

Why this thread now? Thanksgiving was 45 days ago.

NBtarheel_33 2014-11-27 22:46

So I've always been curious how European retailers get on without a "Black Friday". How does everyone know when to start Christmas shopping?

retina 2014-11-27 22:59

[QUOTE=NBtarheel_33;388586]So I've always been curious how European retailers get on without a "Black Friday". How does everyone know when to start Christmas shopping?[/QUOTE]A fine example of how the retailers have successfully brainwashed everyone into spending their money on things they don't need at certain times of the year.

Nick 2014-11-27 23:08

[QUOTE=NBtarheel_33;388586]So I've always been curious how European retailers get on without a "Black Friday". How does everyone know when to start Christmas shopping?[/QUOTE]
Different European cultures have their own solutions to that one.
For people in the United Kingdom (over a certain age), see:
[URL]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stir-up_Sunday[/URL]

For people in the Kingdom of the Netherlands (including the Caribbean part), Belgium, Luxembourg and parts of northern France, see:
[URL]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinterklaas[/URL]

Uncwilly 2014-11-28 06:55

[QUOTE=xilman;388560]YHBT[/QUOTE]Sorry, it is actually YWHBT. I made that play intentionally.:hamster:

ewmayer 2014-11-30 01:24

[url=www.theonion.com/articles/42-million-dead-in-bloodiest-black-friday-weekend,30517/]42 Million Dead In Bloodiest Black Friday Weekend On Record[/url]

kladner 2014-11-30 06:59

I can't figure whether to laugh or cry.

ewmayer 2014-12-01 00:30

[url=soberlook.com/2014/11/learning-about-black-friday-from-google.html]Learning about Black Friday from Google Trends[/url]

Besides the data analysis based on US-based searches, also mentions several other countries where retailers have established similar "consumer holidays".


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