News Briefs

News you can use all day

  • The United States of Amnesia - “The latest CNN/ORC International survey showed the GOP with a two-point advantage, 49 percent to 47 percent, on the congressional generic ballot — a dramatic reversal from just last month when Democrats led by eight.” (Livewire)
  • Making a list and checking it twice - Christmas mall Santa 62-year-old Herbert G. Jones has been arrested for sexually harassing his elf. (Raw Story)
  • Boffo Box Office - People are staying away from EchoLight’s film The Christmas Candle like there is Santorum all over it:

    Its opening weekend, on a small “platform” release on just 5 screens, took a respectable $68,000; but in its second week, when it expanded to over 390, it took less than $1m. The crucial screen average was an extremely moderate $2,500, putting it below the likes of The Best Man Holiday, Narco Cultura, and bodybuilding doco Generation Iron – and far beneath Catching Fire and Philomena.

    So… Frothy is as good a film maker as he was a Senator? Yes, we’ll go with that. (Raw Story)

Bonus: I’m always in favor of Buy Nothing Day instead of Black Friday, but if you do need to go shopping, here is a list of retailers who actually are letting their employees have Thanksgiving off.

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  1. Bonus: I’m always in favor of Buy Nothing Day instead of Black Friday, but if you do need to go shopping, here is a list of retailers who actually are letting their employees have Thanksgiving off.

    I always do “buy nothing day” on Friday and then if I do need stuff I wait until “buy local Saturday” and get it from small local businesses that actually keep their jobs and profits in the area.

    But hey, if you’re poor and/or under/unemployed (otherwise known as “most of America”) and some killer Black Friday Deal means you can give your family some food and gifts for the holidays they couldn’t otherwise get: go for it.

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