Tuesday, November 20, 2012

PINK TUESDAY 2012 (Coming Soon!)

P I N K
T U E S D A Y
IS BACK!
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I have always personally found
the concept of "Black Friday" to
be disturbing — even distasteful.
Oh what an embarrassing social
commentary indeed —  countless
Americans, compromising their
Thanksgiving holiday in order
to camp out overnight in front of
supercenters with total strangers
only to  fight literally tooth and
nail with these same folks at 9AM.
And for what — holiday bargains?
Be sure that scoring a 500-inch TV
for $9 is a truly sweet deal, but is
that worth getting pepper sprayed?
Is this what Christmas has really
come to?
(Jesus texts frowny face!) 
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My girlfriend, Michelle, and I were amazed last year to discover hundreds of cars parked outside of our local Walmart by 8:00 on Thanksgiving night. Holy cow, the turkey hadn't even gotten cold yet! Good heavens, where is the true Christmas spirit? (Jesus texts another frowny face!)

Heck, the name alone, "Black Friday," just lacks a certain holiday fun-factor. In fact, it sounds more like the title of an end-of-the-world disaster flick starring Keanu Reeves in which everybody dies a tragic death.


So, last year I proposed a new, more festive, soon-to-be holiday tradition. I proclaimed that every first Tuesday following Thanksgiving will be...

P I N K
T U E S D A Y

PINK TUESDAY is the day that I've designated for ultra-hip, savvy shoppers to converge on thrift stores from coast to coast to cash in on real bargains and score truly groovy gifts for friends and loved ones on their holiday shopping lists. I mean, who cares about receiving iGadgets when you can receive such awesome goodies as used Tiffany cassettes, previewed Forrest Gump VHS tapes (usually 25¢), slightly stained "I'm with Stupid" T-shirts and slinky cocktail dresses from the '80s.


But seriously, I do live for the thrifting experience and I'm never disappointed with the amazing spoils that Michelle and I acquire on a regular basis. And the two of us will be observing the PINK TUESDAY tradition again this year on November 27th. We'll be enjoying our obligatory, pre-shopping Starbucks at the Viera, Florida location at 9AM — if you're in the area and would like to join us. But wherever you may be, I encourage you to get into the spirit of the season — go in peace, go in love and as always THINK PINK!

PINK TUESDAY when it sweeps the nation and becomes an acknowledged and cherished holiday tradition, just remember that you heard about it here first, from your good buddy, Christopher Long, "The Show Biz Guru."

-Christopher Long
(November 2012)

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