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Black Friday and the United Stupids in America (USA)


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By T. V. Antony Raj

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People in the United States celebrate Thanksgiving Day on the fourth Thursday of November. It is a national holiday in the United States and people celebrate the day with religious fervor.

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Thanksgiving Dinner (Photo: oldstrathcona.ca)
Thanksgiving Dinner (Photo: oldstrathcona.ca)

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People get together with their loved ones, invariably devour large amounts of food centered around an enormous roasted turkey, and like angels and saints praise and thank God for all that they have.

Traditionally, the beginning of the Christmas shopping season starts in the United States on the following day, the Black Friday. Most major retailers open their sales outlets extremely early on Black Friday to kick off the holiday shopping season and offer promotional sales.

The name “Black Friday” originated before 1961 in Philadelphia, after the disruptive movement of pedestrians and heavy vehicle traffic on the day-after-Thanksgiving Day and used broadly in other regions around 1975. Later, a new explanation of the term started circulating: “Black Friday” indicates the point at which retailers begin to turn a profit and are back in the black.

Though Black Friday is not an official holiday, many non-retail employers give their employees the day off, thereby increasing the number of potential shoppers.

Earlier, retailers opened shop on Black Friday at 6 am. However, in the late 2000s, many retailers opened their retail outlets at 5 am, and some opened at 4 am. Big names including Target, Kohls, Macy’s, Best Buy, etc. open at midnight. Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, broke the Black Friday tradition in 2011 by opening its store on Thanksgiving evening.

Four years ago when I was in the United States, a week before Thanksgiving Day, a friend from India called me over the phone . He said that he had heard that on Black Friday electronic goods could be bought at bargain prices in the United States and requested me to buy a laptop for him. Little did he know about the madness that inundates the United Stupids of America (USA) on Black Friday.

On Black Friday, the American people unitedly become stupids by transmogrifying  from angels to demons.

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Black Friday - People waiting outside a mall.
Black Friday – People waiting outside a mall.

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They stubbornly gather outside malls, some from midnight on chattering and shivering, undaunted by the bitter winter cold, and wait for the shops to open.

When the shops open their doors, the stampede begins.

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Black Friday Shoppers rushing into the mall.
Black Friday Shoppers rushing into the mall.

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Black Friday Shoppers rushing into the mall (isource)
Black Friday Shoppers rushing into the mall (isource)

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Black Friday Shoppers rushing into the mall.
Black Friday Shoppers rushing into the mall.

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They behave like crazed animals. They barge into the malls like raging bulls. They trample and maul one another to buy more stuff that they already have or absolutely do not need; just 24 hours after offering thanks for how much they already have.

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Black Friday: Only in America, you find people, who just 24 hours after offering thanks for how much they already have behave like crazed animals frenziedly trampling each other to buy more stuff that they already have or absolutely do not need.
Frenzy buying on Black Friday (Photo: telegraph.co.uk)

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That is Black Friday for you in the United States of America. No other country in the world can boast of such a frenzied day.

Here is a video clip depicting the madness of the United Stupids of America for you to decide whether you too want to join these berserk folks and avail bargains on Black Friday.

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Black Friday and the United Stupids of America (USA)!


Myself 

By T. V. Antony Raj

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Last year when I was in the United States, a friend from India called me over the phone a week before Thanksgiving Day. He requested me to buy a laptop for him on Black Friday. He said that he had heard that on Black Friday electronic goods could be bought at bargain prices. Little did he know about the madness that inundates the United Stupids of America (USA) on Black Friday.

Traditionally, Thanksgiving Day is celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday of November. Also, traditionally, the beginning of the Christmas shopping season starts in the United States on Black Friday, the day following Thanksgiving Day.Most major retailers open their sales outlets extremely early on Black Friday to kick off the holiday shopping season and offer promotional sales.

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in the United States and people celebrate the day with religious fervor.

Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner.
Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner.

People get together with their loved ones, invariably devour large amounts of food centered around an enormous roasted turkey, and like angels and saints praise and thank God for all that they have.

Black Friday - People waiting outside a mall.
Black Friday – People waiting outside a mall.

But on the following day, the Black Friday, they become United Stupids of America by transmogrifying from angels to demons. They stubbornly gather outside malls, some from midnight on. They while away their time chattering and shivering, undaunted by the bitter winter cold, and wait for the shops to open.

As soon as the doors open, the stampede begins.

Black Friday Shoppers rushing into the mall.
Black Friday Shoppers rushing into the mall.
Black Friday Shoppers rushing into the mall (isource)
Black Friday Shoppers rushing into the mall (isource)
Black Friday Shoppers rushing into the mall.
Black Friday Shoppers rushing into the mall.

People behave like crazed animals. They barge into the malls like raging bulls. They trample and maul one another to buy more stuff that they already have or absolutely do not need; just 24 hours after offering thanks for how much they have.

That is Black Friday for you in the United States of America. No other country in the world can boast of such a frenzied day.

Though Black Friday is not an official holiday, many non-retail employers give their employees the day off, thereby increasing the number of potential shoppers.

Earlier, retailers opened shop on Black Friday at 6 am. However, in the late 2000s, many retailers opened their retail outlets at 5 am, and some opened at 4 am. Big names including Target, Kohls, Macy’s, Best Buy, etc. open at midnight. Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, broke the Black Friday tradition in 2011 by opening its store on Thanksgiving evening.

Here is a video clip depicting the madness of the United Stupids of America for you to decide whether you too want to join these berserk folks and avail bargains on Black Friday.

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Foolish Americans in the United Stupids of America (USA)


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Myself By T.V. Antony Raj

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When I visited United States a year ago, I was shocked when I listened to some Americans blabber nonsense about India.

Then, I saw this video clip, a real eye opener, titled “Americans are NOT stupid” aired on CNNNN (Chaser NoN-stop News Network) with Julian Morrow interviewing normal, very stupid Americans, posing questions about the world. The answers are indeed very funny and hilarious.

Julian Morrow
Julian Morrow

Julian Francis Xavier Morrow (born 1975) is an Australian comedian and television producer from Sydney. He is best known for being a member of the satirical team The Chaser. He has appeared on several ABC Television programs including CNNNN.

Luckily for those like me who do not have the ‘ear’ to understand the American enunciation this version of the video clip is mercifully subtitled. However, I also prepared a transcript of the video so that you could read it at your leisure.

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Video Transcription

“Julian Morrow reporting: A lot of people give American a bum rap for being stupid and knowing nothing about the world, but the reality couldn’t be further from the truth. As I discovered on the street here, asking US locals about the very world their country runs.”

Julian Morrow: “Name a country that begins with U?”

“Yugaslavia?”

“Utah.”

“Utopia.”

Julian Morrow: “Who is in the coalition of the willing?”

“No freaking idea.”

“Afghanistan, Kuwait.”

“Iraq, Pakistan …”

Julian Morrow: “New Zealand.”

“New Zealand.”

Julian Morrow: “What’s the religion of Israel?”

“Israeli?”

“Muslim.”

“Islamic.”

“Catholic, probably.”

Julian Morrow: “What religion are buddist monks?”

“Budhist monks?”

Old woman: “????”

“Islamic? I don’t know.”

Julian Morrow: “Who won the Vietnam war?”

Young woman: “We did … Were we even in the Vietnam war!?”

Julian Morrow: “Who is Fidel Castro?”

“A singer?”

Julian Morrow: “How many sides does a triangle have?”

Man: “Damn, four.”

Young woman: “There’s no sides… One?”

Julian Morrow: “What is the currency in the United Kingdom?”

Old woman: “????”

Old woman: “What is the United Kingdom? I don’t know.”

Middleaged man: “Possibly American money.”

Old woman: “Queen Elisabeth’s money? That’s all I know.”

Julian Morrow: “”Name a country that begins with U?”

Teenage girl: “A country?”

Julian Morrow: “What about this one?”

Teenager: “”What”

Julian Morrow: “United States of America.”

Julian Morrow: “In terms of the war on terror, who do you think should be the
next country to invade?”

Middleaged woman: “Saudi Arabia.”

Middleaged man: “Somebody in the middle-east.”

Another middleaged man: “We make a big blast crater out of the ****ing
middle-east for all I care.”

Teenage boy: “I’m thinking … Italy.”

Julian Morrow: “Italy?”

Another Middleaged man: “Cuba.”

Julian Morrow: “Cuba?”

Another Middleaged man: “Yeah”

Teenage girl: “Iran.”

Julian Morrow: “Iran? Why’s that?

Teenage girl: “I think there’s a revolution going on pretty soon.”

Middleaged Afro-American: “Russia, China.”

Man: “India and Pakistan.”

Middleaged Afro-American: “Indonesia, Brazil.”

Middleaged man: “Korea.”

Julian Morrow: “Korea? Why do you say that?”

Middleaged man: “They’re trouble.”

Julian Morrow: “They’re trouble? Yeah? What’s troubling about them?”

Middleaged man: “Their attitude.”

Middleaged Afro-American: “Canada.”

Julian Morrow asks a woman to pin Sri Lanka on a map.

First woman: “Sri Lanka?”

Second woman pins correctly and says: “Right there.”

First woman: “Never heard of it.”

Julian Morrow approaches a couple.

Man: “Iran?”

Julian Morrow: “Put number one on Iran then.”

Man: ” South … south, south, south. Where are we.”

The man places the pin on Australia.

Another man: “North Korea.”

Julian Morrow: “North Korea? Why do you think North Korea?”

“Nuclear.”

Julian Morrow: “Nuclear?”

Another Afro-American: “Probably France.”

Julian Morrow: “Put a number 2 on France. Why do you say France?”

The man places number 2 on Australia. “It just seems to be some friction
between France and the United States.”

Julian Morrow: “Where do you think the best place to invade Iran would be
from? There would be from the north or south or the east or the west?”

Man: “The East.”

Woman: “West.”

Man pointing to Australia on the map says: “You know what it’s amazing
’cause I realized just now that North Korea is a lot larger than South Korea. I
didn’t know it was large like that!

Julian Morrow: “Kofi Anan is a drink, true or false?”

Man: “Coffee is a drink”

Another man: “Coffee in what?”

A woman: “It sounds like a law firm.”

Julian Morrow: “Who is Tony Blair?”

Man: “I don’t even know him.”

Julian Morrow: “Ok, alright. Any guess?”

Man: “Any guess … Skater?”

Another man: “Tony Blair is an actor.”

Another man: “Linda Blair’s brother?”

Julian Morrow: “Which countries are in the axis of evil?”

Young man: “Ehm, I know Germany is one of them, ehm, I’m not sure about
others.”

Another man: “Ok. California… New York.”

Woman: “Jerusalem.”

Another woman: “Jerusalem?”

Julian Morrow: “There’s more than one.”

Another woman: “I think all of them.”

Another man: “Florida.”

A jogger: “Ok. I’m a little bit mixed up over the Palestinians and the Israelis…
Which one is throwing the rocks?”

A woman: “The fella with the turban thing … I call it a diaper-head, really.”

Another man: “I believe … Mississipi.”

Julian Morrow: “Who was the first man on the moon?”

Man: “John Glen.”

Woman: “Armstrong walked on the moon but … I think it was a Russian, I’m not
sure.”

Another man: “Well, I can tell you some people don’t believe that happened,
they believe that it was reincarnated in Arizona somewhere.”

Julian Morrow: “What is a mosque?”

Woman: “Don’t have any idea.”

Julian Morrow: “Wanna guess?”

Woman: “An animal.”

Teenager: “I have no intelligent guess.”

Julian Morrow: “Ok, what about a stupid guess?”

Julian Morrow: “How may kidneys does a person have?”

Young man: “One.”

Julian Morrow: “What is collateral damage?”

Man: “Well, they just made a film about it, but that stuff I don’t know what it is.
It probably has something to do with what the movie was about. But not
necessarily related to the movie. Do you know what I mean?”

Julian Morrow: “How many World Wars have there been?”

Old man: “Three.”

Julian Morrow: “Which state does KFC come from?”

Jogger: “What the chicken? I don’t know. I really don’t know.”

Julian Morrow: “Ok, do you know what KFC stands for?”

Jogger: “Kentucky Fried Chicken, right?”

Julian Morrow: “Star Wars is based on a true story. True or false?”

Teenager: “True.”

Julian Morrow: “What are Hiroshima and Nagasaki famous for?”

Old man: “Judo-wrestling?”

Julian Morrow: “How many Eiffel Towers are there in Paris?”

Teenager: “I say, about ten.”

Julian Morrow: “What is Al-Queda?”

Young man: “Al-Queda is a group … a suicide group in Israel, in the Middle East, they do suicide bombs and stuff. And the president of it is Yasser Arafat … Everybody knows that.”

Very old man: “Al-Queda is a wing of the Masonic Order.”

Julian Morrow: “Where was the Berlin wall?”

No answer from young man.

Julian Morrow: “What is the main religion of Israel?”

Teenager: “I don’t know”

Young man: “Believe me, I don’t know the answer to this question, but I’m thinking … Israel?”

Julian Morrow: “The language they speak in Latin-America is Latin. True or false?”

Teenager: “The what?”

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