WTF PICTURE OF THE DAY

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Posted on 19th November 2013 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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It is nine days before Thanksgiving. I weep for this materialistic, delusional, insane, ignorant, ridiculous nation. We deserve the retribution that is coming our way.

32 Comments
  1. Peaceout says:

    I can’t think of a single thing that any Best Buy in this country, or any other store for that matter, had to offer for sale that would be worth me spending 9 minutes in line to get, let alone 9 days, just to save a few bucks. This kind of moronic shit is messed up.

    19th November 2013 at 2:59 pm

  2. Hollow man says:

    FUBAR

    19th November 2013 at 3:08 pm

  3. AWD says:

    Entrepreneurs

    As black Friday approaches, people will shell out big cash for these spots. Kind of like when they hired the homeless people to hold spots in line. Either that or they’re FSA, with nothing better to do.

    19th November 2013 at 3:13 pm

  4. TPC says:

    BUT MY BABY MUST HAVE THE BEST TOYS! Fucking nauseating.

    My wife has been kind of hinting to me that she would like to have some gift ideas for me. I flat out said “baby, whatever you are thinking of getting me, I just want debt cleared off. Nothing would make me happier. Take that money, and pay off that last credit card or something.”

    Now, I’m not dumb enough to do the same for her, but its going to be a year of small presents. I hate my student loans with a passion. Not a day goes by where I don’t question my decision to complete the degree I have.

    I cannot wait until I’m 100% debt free. I’ll put that shit on a business card and walk around with a massive fucking smile on my face.

    “The Pessimistic Chemist – 100% debt free, and the happiest mother fucker you’ve ever met”

    19th November 2013 at 3:24 pm

  5. Wyoming Paul says:

    TPC, made it this year!

    19th November 2013 at 3:26 pm

  6. Methodical Man says:

    They want this. Keep in mind in the advertisement:
    “10 items available at this price”

    19th November 2013 at 3:28 pm

  7. Administrator says:

    THE SHALLOWNESS OF OUR CULTURE DEEPENS BY THE SECOND

    Justin Bieber, Rihanna, the Pope help make ‘selfie’ word of the year

    November 19, 2013, 2:39 AM

    If you haven’t heard the word “selfie” yet, consider yourself lucky.

    Sorry to say, though, your luck’s about to run out, because the term was just named word of the year for 2013 by Oxford Dictionaries. It was a unanimous decision “with little if any argument,” beating out the equally objectionable “twerk” for the honor.

    “Normally there will be some good-natured debate as one person might champion their particular choice over someone else’s,” the decision-makers said in a release. “But this time, everyone seemed to be in agreement almost from the start.”

    They traced the word — a self-portrait usually taken with a camera phone — back to an Australian Internet forum in 2002, but it didn’t catch fire until this year. Since 2013 started, we’ve endured a 17,000% surge in its usage. While still not in the print version, “selfie” was added to Oxford Dictionaries Online in August.

    19th November 2013 at 3:36 pm

  8. Administrator says:

    “Twerking and Selfie have officially been added to the dictionary, as a result, Future and Optimism have been removed.”

    Will Farrell

    19th November 2013 at 3:37 pm

  9. harry p. says:

    it is disgusting.
    i am glad southpark is at work satiring the nonsense that is black friday, PS4/XboxOne and Game of Thrones into one laughable plethora of consumer stupidity.
    the episode last week was outstanding and part 2 is tomorrow.

    19th November 2013 at 4:00 pm

  10. MuckAbout says:

    There’s an old saying that ,”Not much can go wrong if you owe no debt.” . Truer words were never spoken.

    I decided to be debt free back in 1979. No mortgages, no loans, if cash wasn’t there to buy it, it didn’t get bought, haven’t paid a dime of interest to anyone since. Built the homes we’ve lived in ourselves, lived within our means so that 10-15% of everything earned would be set aside and the bills were paid after that.

    Slept wonderfully ever after..

    MA

    19th November 2013 at 4:07 pm

  11. Persnickety says:

    I’ll see your FUBAR and raise you a SNAFU.

    19th November 2013 at 4:09 pm

  12. Billy says:

    I don’t have much to add to the above comments, since you all did such a great job…

    But, one thought did strike me, looking at that picture:

    “In what Universe do people have that kind of time to waste? 9 days of… sitting? Don’t these people have jobs they… oh wait… nevermind… ”

    Going back to rigging a block and tackle for the barn… have to hoist the deer we harvested so I can dress and skin them…

    19th November 2013 at 4:09 pm

  13. Welshman says:

    Someone in that tent is logged onto TBP and giving thumbs down.

    19th November 2013 at 4:10 pm

  14. bb says:

    Harry ,now I know where you get your ideas.Cartoons.Good Lord help this demon child.

    19th November 2013 at 4:11 pm

  15. Forward_Idiocracy says:

    This is so awesome.

    They have us camping out for DAYS for the opportunity to purchase a cheaper indoctrination device!

    They have actually engineered society in such a manner that we beg for it!

    19th November 2013 at 4:39 pm

  16. Bullock says:

    Now if the Thuglets want to play “Knockout” that would be a perfect place to play. When the moron crawls out of the tent knock the idiot out.

    19th November 2013 at 6:03 pm

  17. Big Tom says:

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    19th November 2013 at 6:57 pm

  18. Big Tom says:

    maybe they are waiting for the job interviews????

    19th November 2013 at 6:58 pm

  19. Jackson, on witless and worthwhile waits, says:

    Re: “This materialist, delusional… nation.”

    I agree with Peaceout who wrote, “I can’t think of a single thing that any Best Buy in this country, or any other store for that matter, had to offer for sale that would be worth me spending 9 minutes in line to get, let alone 9 days, just to save a few bucks.”

    But, I’ve waited in line for ten minutes or so to buy cheaper gas. I’ve waited in restaurant lobbies to eat a meal at some restaurants, I’ve waited in a doctor’s office to see a certain doctor instead of being helped by whoever was available, I occasionally pre-order (wait in line) at Amazon for a soon-to-be-published book or one that’s temporarily out of stock, and I’ve waited several times to play golf when weather delays have held back starting times. But those were all worthwhile waits.

    I can’t think of a single reason that would cause me, a sane and sensible American with his values well in line, to spend a minute in line at Best Buy for anything unless… no, I agree with Peaceout.

    19th November 2013 at 7:32 pm

  20. sensetti says:

    Where’s this happening

    19th November 2013 at 7:37 pm

  21. sensetti says:

    At

    19th November 2013 at 7:37 pm

  22. Administrator says:

    Akron Ohio

    19th November 2013 at 7:43 pm

  23. Administrator says:

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152005808364443&set=a.250725389442.137081.248731454442&type=1

    19th November 2013 at 7:45 pm

  24. Chicago999444 says:

    What someone spent on that big tent way more than offsets the few dollars he stands to save on whatever gadget he’s waiting in line to buy… which will go on sale in January, online. I doubt he ever does any real camping in it… and don’t get me started on idiots who spend more on camping gear than I paid for my condo, just so they drive a gas-guzzler SUV laden with monster tents, kayaks, grills, and hundreds of other items purchased at overpriced trendy sporting goods stores, 1200 miles to wait in line for admission to a national park, where they can get three nights of horrible sleep on the ground, go to the bathroom in an outhouse, and wash dishes by hand in cold water, just to be close to “nature”… then get back in the gas-guzzler and drive home.

    Sometimes, instead of having kayaks stacked on top of the guzzler, they have the guzzler dragging a speedboat that cost $85,000 and uses a gallon of fuel every half hour, instead.

    And people can’t figure out why most Americans are broke, and why so many affluent people just can’t get by on $300,000 or more a year.

    The last consumer item I ever waited in line for was a cheap ticket to a Rolling Stones concert when I was a teenager. I said, never again will I be part of a Herd.

    19th November 2013 at 7:58 pm

  25. Persnickety says:

    ” they have the guzzler dragging a speedboat that cost $85,000 and uses a gallon of fuel every half hour, instead”

    More like a gallon every 4 minutes.

    19th November 2013 at 8:03 pm

  26. bb says:

    Chicago, a cheap Rolling Stones ticket ?Well ,at least you got to see them when they were in their prime.

    19th November 2013 at 9:21 pm

  27. Billy says:

    Chicago

    “What someone spent on that big tent way more than offsets the few dollars he stands to save on whatever gadget he’s waiting in line to buy… which will go on sale in January, online. I doubt he ever does any real camping in it… and don’t get me started on idiots who spend more on camping gear than I paid for my condo, just so they drive a gas-guzzler SUV laden with monster tents, kayaks, grills, and hundreds of other items purchased at overpriced trendy sporting goods stores…”

    Ever hear of a canvas wall tent? You need either a pack mule or a pickup truck to haul one… good for things like month-long hunting trips.

    Bulkier than one of those phony-baloney plastic tent-like things, but they’re waaay nicer than plastic. Plus, they come with way cool stuff like actual tiny iron woodburning stoves. You can actually stand up in them and walk around and they insulate way better, too.. very old school.

    And for the record, I haven’t been in an overpriced trendy sporting goods store in years… most of the stuff I acquire, I either hunt down online (because the good shit isn’t made anymore and isn’t sold anywhere… or it’s not imported into this country… or it is imported, but nobody ever heard of it and the nearest retailer is like Milwaukee…) or I hit up local places, like flea markets or antique stores…

    Modern stuff, with a few notable exceptions, is just shit and I refuse to buy it…

    19th November 2013 at 9:31 pm

  28. Fur-bearing Trout says:

    I wonder if the first dozen or so tenters are just day laborers being paid by the retailer to plant the seeds of competitive consumption in the receptive minds of Homo Stultus.

    This Black Friday frenzy brougt to you in part by Labor Ready.

    19th November 2013 at 10:08 pm

  29. Chicago999444 says:

    Billy, Americans are so into consumerism that most of them can’t imagine participating in the simplest activity without acquiring $5,000 (at least) worth of gear. A really serious hobby means more like $100K spent on specialized, overpriced equipment that usually ends up in a storage facility somewhere. Or on the curb….. someone in my nabe put a huge, and hugely expensive, fish tank on the curb when he got bored with his saltwater fish.. or maybe they were just too much expense of trouble, and then went on to the next diversion, which probably required another $10K worth of special gear.

    I was discussing my simple little workout routine with a friend, and she said, “Oh, you need to buy an exercise mat and some work-out clothes to do that”. HUH? Why can’t I just go down on the living room rug and wear my slouchy pants and an old sweater? Why do I have to run out and BUY some overpriced, plastic piece of crap just to do situps and jumping jacks, and take a mile walk?

    Somehow, people just don’t think they’re living right unless they overspend on everything they do or buy.

    19th November 2013 at 10:14 pm

  30. Billy says:

    Chicago

    Believe me, I hear what you’re saying…

    I’m a firm believer in re-using stuff, or using stuff till it has been patched and patched again, until it’s patches holding patches together- just absolutely worn the hell out… or repurposing stuff that no longer serves it’s primary use anymore.

    Let’s take Fish Tank Guy as an example.

    Fish tanks hold water. And glass is a wonderful insulator.

    Know what I built out of an old fish tank? I mean for real, no shit? I call it The De-Rustificator (actually, a cobbled together electrolysis system).

    Fish tank full of clean water. Couple cups of Arm & Hammer Washing Soda. Mix. That’s your electrolyte. Add copper wire (insulated type) recovered from the junkyard or recycler. Then add your anode and cathode. Hook the whole mess up to an automotive battery charger (DC power supply).

    If you have a tool that is really rusty, you suspend it in the mix with soft iron wire (bailing wire), between the anode and cathode, then flip the switch. The whole thing starts bubbling like a witches’ cauldron and, after a few hours, you have a spanking clean, rust-free tool. No effort expended at all.

    Don’t use your standard salt (NaCl) for the electrolyte. When you shoot electricity through it, it makes chlorine gas (the same shit from the battlefields of WWI) and it will kill you… stick with Washing Soda. That makes Hydrogen and Oxygen gas…. so no smoking.

    I don’t hardly throw anything away unless it really is junked and I cannot think up a possible use for it in the future… old leaf springs? Man, that steel is the best steel on a vehicle! Makes wonderful parts, blades, all sorts of stuff. I NEVER toss stuff like that… way too hard to come by.

    19th November 2013 at 11:56 pm

  31. Billy says:

    Chicago

    Sorry.. I kinda got lost in geek-speak there for a bit.. throw a few drinks in me and I’ll happily blather on for hours as to why sintered metal is just shit compared to tool steel- a blight upon mankind and I’m pretty sure I’ll get into “the begats”…. you know, curse the guy who invented it and whoever begat him, and then whoever begat them, all the way back through time to the beginning…

    I have no use for the folks who need thousands of dollars of shit just to perform a simple task or to have fun… I mean, if I have to buy something, and it’s justified (my wife is the finance minister… trust me, trying to justify a purchase to her is a task in itself) then I buy the best I can afford- why? Because I can’t afford to buy cheap shit and I want it to last for years, if not generations…

    I like hunting, but I’m not gonna invest in night vision, laser rangefinders, all sorts of high-speed camo gear, etc…

    I got my rifle that my father gave to me. My rangefinder? A brass gauge on a string- you hold the string in your teeth, hold out the gauge till the string is tight and measure your target on the brass gauge. Cost a few dollars. Very old school. Hasn’t been wrong yet. I reload my own ammo and cast my own bullets. I wear my required orange, but other than that? Old leftover military gear. The one thing I did splurge on was a good carbon steel hunting and skinning knife. The scope on the rifle? An old steel-tube Weaver K10 I bought on Ebay. Still works just fine. And I get a deer or three every year.

    20th November 2013 at 12:19 am

  32. TPC says:

    Speaking of deer, how high are tags in your neck of the woods? 30 fucking dollars here, what a racket. They are thick as fleas in this area.

    20th November 2013 at 12:05 pm

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