Brace Yourself: Here Come the Moronic Shopping Anecdotes

“So-and-so bought this and woke up at such time to get that…”

I’m not normally this cynical on a Saturday morning, but…

Several Black Friday shoppers eager to get great holiday deals were trampled Friday morning as they surged through store doors in North Buffalo, New York.


Dude, the only thing people in Buffalo should be trampling each other for in late November is a bus ticket out of town before they freeze to death.

Already my Google Reader is jam-packed with idiot reporting on idiot consumers and all the moronic anecdotes they can print with a straight face.  Because heaven forbid you go through the weekend without shopper human interest color.  About the shoppers who are trampling their own scooter-bound mothers to buy $20 DVD players and As-Seen-On-TV detritus like the borderline-pornographic Shake Weight – you know, the dumbbell that probably leads to either arthritis or a lost tooth, depending on which direction you’re pointing it during your humiliation/workout.

Here’s the type of thing you will be exposed to this week over and over again this week…

Mike Chery, 26, had trouble loading his three brand-new 50-inch Viera TVs from the Best Buy in East Harlem into his pal’s SUV, so he had to put one in a cab to get home.

New York Post

You can expect a lot more of that as media outlets send their cub reporters out to the stores – the journalistic equivalent of throwing a bunch of stuff at the wall and seeing what you can use to cobble together another article.

Ethan Smith, 23, started his day before dawn at a Target in Brooklyn, where he dropped $170 on DVD box sets of television series like “House,” “Big Bang Theory” and “Eastbound and Down” as well as a flatbread toaster oven.

New York Post

Season 2 of The Big Bang Theory and a flatbread toaster (whatever that is)!  God bless us everyone!


Every Newspaper in America

This content, which contains security-related opinions and/or information, is provided for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon in any manner as professional advice, or an endorsement of any practices, products or services. There can be no guarantees or assurances that the views expressed here will be applicable for any particular facts or circumstances, and should not be relied upon in any manner. You should consult your own advisers as to legal, business, tax, and other related matters concerning any investment.

The commentary in this “post” (including any related blog, podcasts, videos, and social media) reflects the personal opinions, viewpoints, and analyses of the Ritholtz Wealth Management employees providing such comments, and should not be regarded the views of Ritholtz Wealth Management LLC. or its respective affiliates or as a description of advisory services provided by Ritholtz Wealth Management or performance returns of any Ritholtz Wealth Management Investments client.

References to any securities or digital assets, or performance data, are for illustrative purposes only and do not constitute an investment recommendation or offer to provide investment advisory services. Charts and graphs provided within are for informational purposes solely and should not be relied upon when making any investment decision. Past performance is not indicative of future results. The content speaks only as of the date indicated. Any projections, estimates, forecasts, targets, prospects, and/or opinions expressed in these materials are subject to change without notice and may differ or be contrary to opinions expressed by others.

Wealthcast Media, an affiliate of Ritholtz Wealth Management, receives payment from various entities for advertisements in affiliated podcasts, blogs and emails. Inclusion of such advertisements does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof, or any affiliation therewith, by the Content Creator or by Ritholtz Wealth Management or any of its employees. Investments in securities involve the risk of loss. For additional advertisement disclaimers see here:

Please see disclosures here.

What's been said:

Discussions found on the web
  1. Eat Verts commented on Sep 21

    … [Trackback]

    […] There you will find 63192 additional Info on that Topic: […]

  2. pinewswire commented on Sep 23

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More on that Topic: […]

  3. How do I start a Bitcoin loophole? commented on Sep 25

    … [Trackback]

    […] There you will find 69680 additional Info to that Topic: […]

  4. classic facebook commented on Sep 25

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More on on that Topic: […]

  5. uncensored search engine commented on Oct 11

    … [Trackback]

    […] Info on that Topic: […]

  6. tangerine bank online commented on Nov 14

    … [Trackback]

    […] There you will find 49429 additional Info to that Topic: […]

  7. td bank easyweb commented on Dec 05

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More Info here to that Topic: […]

  8. shrimp commented on Dec 31

    … [Trackback]

    […] There you will find 96921 more Information to that Topic: […]

  9. Liebert Challenger ITR manuals commented on Jan 21

    … [Trackback]

    […] Info on that Topic: […]

  10. Behringer iNUKE NU12000 manuals commented on Jan 21

    … [Trackback]

    […] Find More Info here to that Topic: […]