Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Steal This Blog (updated)


And re-post it as often as possible. If you have better poster-making skills than I do, feel free to improve upon it. And THANK YOU.

(A few different versions. Steal the one you like best!)







(Click any to enlarge.)

Sorry about the obscenity in the last one, but I honestly couldn't think of a better way to word it.

Soon, with more better stuff.



24 comments:

Beryl Ament said...

I read a well-researched article that showed paying attention to sales, specials etc. throughout the year resulted in much lower prices (and less aggravation)

Stephen Hayes said...

I don't shop on Thanksgiving. Or Christmas. Or Easter. Or the Fourth of July. If I don't have something I do without.

joeh said...

Posted to facebook.

messymimi said...

There will be no Thanksgiving Day shopping by any in my house, or that of my parents.

We will madly scramble the day before to get what we need, as is family tradition.

And if we forget the rolls again, like a few years ago, we will again do without.

OldAFSarge said...

Message received, copy all. Re-posted the snazzy graphic over at my place.

Keep fightin' the good fight Suldog!

Jackie said...

So irritated at the pre-pre-pre sales...sigh.
I will not shop on Black Friday...nor will I shop at Target.
We are spending Thanksgiving with family. That's the way it should be...and those workers at Target, etc. should be afforded the same privilege...without having to rush off to "work" so that Target can score.
I feel that if these stores can do this kind of 'deep saving' sales during this time, they could do "regular" savings ALL the time. The almighty dollar is winning out here, people, and we are letting it happen. If "we" don't shop, then "they" don't sell. Period.
Don't get me started!
I read the article that you posted on FB and was appalled at the Target advertising within the article. I'm so glad that you commented regarding that point.
Journalism has taken an ugly turn...
Happy Thanksgiving, my friend.
Hugs,
J.

The Broad said...

I keep thinking that all this shopping mania will drive people away. So far it seems to get worse and worse. Why would any sane person want to put up with the craziness, the insanity of Black Friday, for example? Then you see coverage of people lining up with their sleeping bags in freezing weather to be able to grab some item or another -- that probably is there anyway ... Good luck with the good fight everyone...

Tabor said...

I just completed about 40% of my shopping yesterday. I may do the rest online this week.

SueAnn Lommler said...

I won't shop on Thanksgiving...that is for sure!
Ridiculous!
Thanks for the prayers
Hugs
SueAnn

Suldog said...

Broad - I think it's a combination of those poor souls believing that they will somehow not be able to get what they want for their relatives and friends (which, if you look at it that way, is admirable of them to stand in line and such) and of the greedy merchants pushing that thought (which is not in any way admirable.) While the shoppers buying into it are to blame for the continuation of such practices, it is ultimately the merchants fault for deceiving those suckers.

Daryl said...

DONE ... shared it on FB

i beati said...

I never ever do I do however really become lazy and prefer quiet and blessings to all else. nor do I shop Black Friday but I do work- and have some mashed pot and gravy and cunt my blessings/

i beati said...

COUNT

i beati said...

The average person will spend 750.00 this Christmas Again I am the low curve I'll be lucky to spend 50.00

Suldog said...

i beati - Heh. Also: Mashed pot? I like that idea!

Uncle Skip, said...

Who started that, anyway?
The early opening thing is just hideous.
I can remember, as a kid, going with my aunt and my cousins to a Macy's store in San Rafael on Friday. But it wasn't to buy. It was just to see what was available... and to see the decorations.
Do stores even decorate any more?

IT (aka Ivan Toblog) said...

I'd have stolen the last one...

...except I have a silly rule

Suldog said...

IT - Yeah, I know. As I say, though, feel free to re-work them as you wish.

Suldog said...

Thank you to Christina Hager, of WBZ-TV, Boston, for featuring this blog in a news story tonight concerning Thanksgiving shopping. I was invited to appear on-camera, but was unable to do so due to a number of factors. She was very pleasant in our e-mail correspondence and even-handed in her reportage.

missing moments said...

I have never shopped on Black Friday, never will. It is totally not needed to open the stores on Thursday evening.

Ace McCloud said...

As irritating as it is to see stores open on Thanksgiving, it makes no sense to blame the stores. Blame the thousands of people who flock there. No store would ever open on Thanksgiving if they opened the doors and no one was outside trying to trample each other to get inside.

Barbara said...

I shared this on FB. Still getting a big response, but time will tell if it's big enough. I'm glad to hear you got some TV coverage. Too bad you couldn't appear on-camera!!

Ami said...

It's on my blog for Friday.
I don't shop on Thanksgiving, I DEFINITELY don't shop on Black Friday, either. Wouldn't save enough to pay for my bail. Gah.

I think the whole thing is just nuts but I like your posters. :)

Uncle Skip, said...

IT has really handled this one, Sully. Too funny.