Skip to comments.Black Friday Update: Watch a Walmart Riot Over $2 Dollar Waffle Iron
Posted on 11/25/2011 2:00:53 PM PST by beaversmom
Remember in 2008 when Barack Obama promised to restore the perception of America abroad? On hand at a Walmart near Little Rock, Arkansas today were throngs of Black Friday shoppers hell-bent on keeping that image tarnished, thank you very much.
Walmart put a mini waffle maker on sale for 2 dollars. As WBTV news notes, the mini waffle iron makes only 2 waffles at a time, but the store carries a larger 4-at-a-time version at a much higher price per waffle.
With supply limited and demand for said waffle iron apparently sky-high, the crowd launched headlong into that great American tradition known as the retail riot.
The retail riot isnt exactly a new phenomenonits at least as old as Tickle-Me Elmobut this may be the first riot over a 2 dollar item in history. Its likely a sign of the continued brutal economy that has 1 in 3 Americans either in poverty or near poverty, and has to be the most topical Black Friday story this year along with the woman who co-opted cops favorite toy of 2011, pepper spray, to mow down the competition for an Xbox 360.
Get yourself in the Christmas spirit by checking out the video below.
I just returned from my local Walmart. It was surprisingly dead. Of course, they'd been open since 10:00 pm last night so they were pretty wiped out on the steals. Nonetheless, I was expected pandemonium as I failed to talk my wife out of going.
I was thinking of bread and milk - but yeah, same thing.
If the asinine media didn’t blast this asinine thing all over the world, maybe they wouldn’t need to worry so much about how it would make the US look abroad?
Anyhow, I’m not sure that say, Greeks would view this as being any queerer than their regular marketplace riots, without even the pursuit of aggressive holiday capitalism as the reason.
au contraire mon frere! The Original Pancake House near me has an apple waffle that is just delicious. They serve it with apple syrup. Not all waffles are created equal.
That sounds good. Will have to try and find a recipe online.
Bet they don't make it in a $2.00 machine.
Yeah, she don’t need anymore waffles.
Hardly a riot.
I could have cleared the whole mess up by walking through there with a lit cigarette.
It was only a few days ago that (I think it was Boortz) posed the question as to whether or not butterflies had tatoos of sluts on their butts.
Went in to a home depot for a shop vac filter and two bags of Peters dirt today.
15 people in each check out line and folks everywhere looking to save a penny.
I didn’t need either that bad and left.
Black friday at a Home Depot???
She got away with three waffle makers!
You can be as critical as you want, but bottom line, she walked away with three of them.
The less you spend on gifts, the more for tattoos
A slight peek at what would happen if the stores were to run out of food.
Could anyone imagine?
After further review, I think she got 4. She’s going all out this year.
The audio from this video sounds exactly the same as the sound I heard coming from the primate house the day the residents were agitated and they were flinging feces everywhere...same noise. Exactly.
Walmart was advertising a Remington 770 30-06 w/Scope for $275. Dodged all the loonies, made it to the gun counter and found out you can’t buy a gun in the middle of the night at Walmart because they can’t do the background check.
It would have been nice had they mentioned that fact. Did you go back later?