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If you're anti-Black Friday or had to work like the rest of us, then perhaps Cyber Monday is more your cup of tea. Great savings can be had today, so don't miss out. Sites like Ticket Liquidator are offering 10% off your purchase with the code CYBER14. The following points are also reasons to shop today: 1.) No dress code - you can shop in your pajamas (though select people do this regardless of being at home or in public). 2.) Wait-free - no lines! 3.) Delivery - you don't have to carry your ... [Read more]

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Black Friday who? If you'd prefer to surf for deals from behind a screen rather than risk being trampled and left for dead at the doors of a department store, Cyber Monday is for you. Black Friday has a history that is decades old, but its cousin, Cyber Monday, is more of a recent phenomenon. As soon as retailers decided that the day after Thanksgiving was the perfect day to start the "Holiday Shopping Season," the next iteration of the idea was underway. Businesses started with Black Friday, so... [Read more]
Where did the term "Black Friday" come from, anyway? It sounds scary. There are several explanations floating around as to how the term first popped up. One story dates back to September 24, 1869, a day when gold prices dropped dramatically, causing panic on the stock market. However, it wasn't until the 1950s that the term was used to describe the Friday after Thanksgiving. It has been said that factory owners dubbed the day after Thanksgiving "Black Friday" because so many employees called in ... [Read more]

The Weekly Toast 12/2/11

December 2, 2011
THIS WEEK: Living the thug life at Georgetown…Kanye sings the blues…the future looks thirsty… • Georgetown University is offering a class on Jay-Z to lecture students on the intricacies of balling so hard, putting supermodels in the cab and moving freebase. • Grammy award front-runner Kanye West lamented that he wasn’t nominated for Best Album and blamed it on putting out two albums in the same year. In a behind-the-scenes video ‘Ye also ruminated about world leaders who were affected by h... [Read more]