Monthly Archives: December 2011

Black Friday 2011 Madness

How far would you go to save some money? This is the question millions of Americans inevitably ask themselves when they start to line up hours before a store opens, in order to save tens or – if they’re lucky – hundreds of dollars on things like electronics. Nowadays, “Black Friday,” the day after American Thanksgiving (last week), is such a major commercial “holiday” that stores don’t want to miss out. And while no one truly knows why the day got its name, Black Friday has in recent years become a very dark day, with a steady increase in violence. But really, how bad did it get this year? Well… for starters, someone died.

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