Monday, November 29, 2010

Turkey with a side of Brains

This year my parents hosted an awesome Thanksgiving dinner. We gorged on turkey, mashed potatoes, prime rib, and an extra helping of zombies. While my parents, aunts and uncles hung out and sang karaoke, the "kids' table" caught up on the last couple episodes of The Walking Dead. It was delightful.

On Friday I stayed away from all shopping centers. Having worked in the retail industry during my college years, I know that Black Friday crowds are not worth messing with. I've just seen too many things. I worked at a department store for a while and found that people would go crazy over any and all kinds of electronics. For some reason, it always seemed that the more absurdly-specific the electronic device was, the more aggressively it was sought out. Portable DVD players. Solar-powered BBQ thermometers (now with built in laser pointers!). Ipod docks that are also kitchenware...People go crazy for these things.

Anyway, I hope you all had a fun holiday weekend and that you all have delicious leftovers for the rest of the week.


Gabby Zapata said...

hahah oh my goodness! I went black friday shopping for the first time and it was kind of epic like how you described it. People were literally like, pulling on the item and acting like little kids. It was funny to watch though haha. These are great! Good to know you had a good thanksgiving :)

Ben said...

..have you seen the hoorrors...the horrors..

love you illustrations always got a fun story in them

Michael said...

Great drawings! They bring me back. I went to a Black Friday at walmart once. A woman literally died there when she was trampled on the way in. In the electronics section, workers were standing on top of the counters fending off the thrifty zombies by hitting them with laptop boxes. No lie.

Megan Nicole Dong said...

Gabby--thanks! And yea, it's crazy how people revert to this primal state during those sales! Glad to hear you survived your Black Friday adventure :)

Ben--Thanks dood! But my illustrations don't have the guts 'n effort that yours do.

Mike--"Thrifty zombies" is exactly right. Having seen Black Friday up close and personal is why if (when) the zombie apocalypse arrives, I am staying the hell away from any Walmart, Costco, Target, etc.

KAVI said...

hahhaha ! the kung fu kick crack me up !