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« on: November 23, 2009, 07:20:26 pm »
hey - so it just occurred to me that this friday is Black Friday (see Black Friday wiki page if you a) don't know what black friday is and b) aren't quite curious enough to google it yourself, but are curious enough to click on a link).

that means there will certainly be captive "audiences" all around the country that fit a very specialized demographic.

that also means many retail outlets will be wayyyy to overwhelmed to notice people putting stickers in places they don't belong, putting false coupons next to expensive retail items, etc etc - you know, that sort of malarchy.

so, ideally, now some brainstorming happens - even though what will most likely happen is that someone will point out this sort of shit has been going on for quite a few years and what i thought was an original idea wasn't.  but hey - who's ambitious enough to google their ideas to see if they're original?
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Re: Black Friday GASM
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2009, 07:24:16 pm »
I second this motion



can we find some meme bombs against commercialism?


I will totally jam the mall full of stickers

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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2009, 07:49:08 pm »
can we find some meme bombs against commercialism?

"capitalism: if it feels like stealing, you're doing it right"

is the only one i can think of.

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i was also thinking that "23 things to amuse yourself while you wait" would be a good thing to hand out to people waiting in line (if you're ambitious enough to make up some fliers and get up that freakin early).
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Re: Black Friday GASM
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2009, 12:47:33 am »
i was thinking of trying to see if my friend wanted to fornicate with me in the middle of the mall

i figured the worse they could do is charge me with trespassing or indecent exposure
 
 
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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2009, 02:10:44 am »
way to stick it to the man

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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2009, 10:24:33 pm »
I'd do something, but I don't think we have Black Friday in Canada. Is there any way I can help regardless?
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Re: Black Friday GASM
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2009, 11:37:21 pm »
I think GS and I are planning to go to Wal-Mart to make fun of people anyway, so this is a good thing.
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Re: Black Friday GASM
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2009, 01:49:39 am »
There's a variant of the flash mob that was popular with the adbusters crowd &c a few years ago. A large group of people assemble in front of a supermarket or dept store (basically any store that is *huge* inside -- wallmart and any bulk retailer is probably good) and walk through the aisles slowly and dazedly, one after another, and eventually leave without buying anything after going through all the aisles a few times.

There are issues with that technique, though. One, in order to be effective it tends to end up blocking aisles. Two, people generally don't get it anyway. One group who did it actually got kicked out for blocking aisles.

So, my suggested variant on this idea is a slightly smaller group, all dressed as zombies.


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« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2009, 02:47:13 am »
Funny you should mention, I'm currently working on some business card sized blurbs. I'll try and get something together within the next two hours.
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Re: Black Friday GASM
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2009, 04:31:47 am »
i was thinking of trying to see if my friend wanted to fornicate with me in the middle of the mall

i figured the worse they could do is charge me with trespassing or indecent exposure
 
 

FYI, in Washington State if you're busted for that you will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life. Could even lead to felony charges if there are minors present in the mall, which there almost certainly will be.
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Re: Black Friday GASM
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2009, 04:32:21 am »
There's a variant of the flash mob that was popular with the adbusters crowd &c a few years ago. A large group of people assemble in front of a supermarket or dept store (basically any store that is *huge* inside -- wallmart and any bulk retailer is probably good) and walk through the aisles slowly and dazedly, one after another, and eventually leave without buying anything after going through all the aisles a few times.

There are issues with that technique, though. One, in order to be effective it tends to end up blocking aisles. Two, people generally don't get it anyway. One group who did it actually got kicked out for blocking aisles.

So, my suggested variant on this idea is a slightly smaller group, all dressed as zombies.

that sounds retarded, which is pretty typical for anything connected to Adbusters.
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Re: Black Friday GASM
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2009, 07:33:28 am »

So, my suggested variant on this idea is a slightly smaller group, all dressed as zombiesin homemade trashcan robot disguises.

Do this sometime.
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Re: Black Friday GASM
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2009, 03:01:30 pm »
Apparently someone during black friday pulled up in a limo in front of wallmart and told everyone in the parking lot that she had won the lottery and was willing to buy whatever they could carry out. Turned out that she didn't have any money to speak of.

This may not have been a good prank in retrospect, because she got arrested and there was a riot. Also, the limo got trashed, and the police used a lot of tear gas on all the unhappy shoplifting consumers.


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