Black Friday Riots: Black Friday is Now a Holiday Hunger Games

Today, Black Friday, marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. The time of year when we come together to celebrate peace, love, and good will toward men by gathering round ‘ye old Wal-Mart store front, and trampling our fellow man in the name of marginal savings and Santa Claus. Black Friday has become a tradition in this country, apparently named for the time period when retailers financially go into “the black”; however, recent events would leave me to believe it is the time when shoppers hearts turn black, as they prepare to scratch, claw, and bleed more red than a Santa suit for half price flat screens. I understand the appeal of a good deal on gadgets just as much as the next guy, but I would suggest skipping the excitement as it has become a sort of Holiday Hunger Games.