Friday Cephalopod: that’s how I feel about black Friday, too

Get it away from me!

P.S. We’re back home from a short visit with our granddaughter. Now we just stay cozy here for a while.


  1. John Morales says

    It has become a thing here in Australia, too, to my displeasure. A source of spam.

    It used to be an American-only affair.

    The term Black Friday reportedly originated in the 1950s when factory workers would call in sick on the day after Thanksgiving, in order to have a four-day weekend.


    But in recent years US-based retailers have introduced Black Friday to other countries around the world.

    Black Friday and Cyber Monday are now firmly entrenched in the Australian sales calendar, rivalling more traditional sale events such as Boxing Day.

  2. xohjoh2n says

    Hmm. There’s just this – technical – thing. For some reason every video post on the front page links to exactly the same old video (currently “Giant nautiloid….”). If you go to the post page then you get the actual real intended video. But on the main page every post appears to link to the same video regardless of what it actually was intended to…

  3. chigau (違う) says

    I clicked the link with no problem.
    I think the putz with the camera should have left the octopus alone.

  4. ajbjasus says

    Black Friday, Trick or Treat, Fast Food, Cheesy adverts on all forms of media.

    Please keep your shit over there.

  5. davidc1 says

    @6 Yeah, us British used to lead the world in shit ,but now we have all furriners bringing over their foreign shit .
    At least that twat faced twat johnson is doing his best to restore GB to it’s premier position as shit makers to the world .
    Talking of shit ,anyone seen the late Dave Allen’s bit about drugs ?
    It starts with him being accosted by a drug dealer ,who says,
    “Do You Want to Buy Some Shit?”

  6. bcw bcw says

    Yes, the diver should have left the octopus alone – the ink is because he has stressed it out. Handling can also cause skin ulcers on fish. If in a reserve, the diver could get arrested. He also is very lucky the octopus didn’t take a chunk out of his hand with its beak.

  7. birgerjohansson says

    “now we just stay cosy here for a while”
    NOO! You have jinxed it! Now, students contaminated with the zombie virus of “28 Days Later” will be flocking around your house.
    “Fun” fact: we got -19°C yesterday. No fakking way I went to the shops (we have the Black Friday virus in Sweden, too).
    Awful Brit minister Priti Patel pulled the same dirty trick Dubya did: she added outrageous things to a new suggested policing law, after it was too late to debate it (remember the Patriot Act?).
    Now, it will go straight from the House of Lords to parliament to be rubber-stamped by the thief & grifter party that holds a majority.
    The result: (drumroll) British police will no longer need probable cause to stop you and tell you to turn out your pockets. And if you refuse, you can get up to one year in prison.
    This is a blatant violation of human rights. And the law will sail through parliament.
    They are following Victor Orban’s playbook for diamantling the rule of law. For real.
    Better news: A Florida pastor did the right thing ( flapping sound of a flock of flying pigs passing by) and turned in a man who has now been charged with 1200 counts of sexual assault.