Black Friday explained in a few pictures

A few non-American friends have asked me a few times what exactly is Black Friday about, so I decided to explain this using a few pictures.

Before doing so, I’d like to say that Black Friday actually starts on Thanksgiving Thursday, because f*ck the actual celebration. Most stores opened as early as 6pm on Thanksgiving day.

First we have the stores raising prices just before the holidays, so it looks like they actually have discounts.

Exhibit A (via

Exhibit A (via

Then we have people camping outside stores, no matter how cold it may be outside.


Exhibit B

Then we have this pseudo-apocalyptic setting where you see huge groups of people fighting among themselves for products as if their survival depended on it.

OK, maybe it’s not that bad, it’s more like this:


Isn’t that lovely?┬áIn short, it’s something like this:


I still think we should get rid of Black Friday and just call it Black Friday week or something, just like Amazon did when they came up with their week-long event.

I don’t even know why I bother complaining about it, it’s gonna repeat itself on Christmas Eve anyway.

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