So, tomorrow is Thanksgiving and a lot of people are off work... except for those whose services are necessary for human survival, like nurses, and doctors, and police officers, and fire fighters, and retailers... Wait! Retailers? Well, not all. The large, orange home improvement retailer I work for will be closed. That's right, I will not be working. And on Black Friday? I have my regular 8-4:30 shift. In fact, we open at our regular hour, 0600. Yep, that's our standard start time. Contractors, you know? Not that there are going to be a lot of contractors out on Friday morning. Nope, we're not going to run a special sale on lumber. That 2 x 4 you so desperately want? It's going to cost the same on Friday as it does on Saturday, and on Monday. And, no deep discount on nails either. This is, as I told Jennifer, the best time of the year to buy a new appliance, but that sale has been on for a few weeks, and will run until the end of November.
And there was a debate last evening between Mike Espy and some white, racist cow named Hyde-Smith down in Mississippi. He charged her with being a white, racist cow (or something like that), and she apologized. Holy Shit! The fact that she even considered that comment, about sitting in the front row of a hanging, even remotely acceptable speaks volumes about her hatred for people of color. The fact that when the comment was made public she said she had been making a joke is repugnant as hell. That's right, she was joking about hanging. Would she think it were funny if one of her children was hung up to die? Her comments reveal a lot about the inner workings of the minds of white racists. But don't worry white, racists of Mississippi, she apologized. And the Idiot Jerk in the White House is so desperate to have another white racists in the Senate he's going to go down and campaign for her, but then he's always thought he was the cherry on the top of the white, racist sundae.
Finally, a bit of news about my most favorite game studio, Bethesda Game Works, located about 60 miles southeast of where I live. They are considered one of the best studios when it comes to Role Playing Games (RPG), and they make hundreds and hundreds of millions of $$$ off of games like Elder Scrolls, Skyrim, and the Fallout series. While that may seem like a lot of money, you can make a big boodle more off of a Massive Multi-player Online game. You see, there are people out there, gamers call them 'whales,' who have no problem dropping $40, $50, or much more per month to buy "cosmetic' changes for these MMO's. Well Bethesda decided to release an MMORPG (yeah, I know, it's a lot of letters) so people will continue spending lots of money after the initial game purchase. A week and a half ago they released Fallout 76 because it's always good to continue racking in hundreds of millions of $$$. The reviews, however, are bad, it only gets a 56 on Metacritic (believe me, that's bad). In the UK sales of the hard copies are down over 82% over their last 'AAA' title, the overwhelmingly popular Fallout 4 (I love that game). This is fine with me. For Bethesda, it's a learning lesson. Stick to what you're good at. Don't let your greed get the better of you. This is how life works.