The craziest part of all this is that these parking lot Bedouins started camping out before Best Buy released its Black Friday specials. If we lived in a universe of excessive cosmic cruelty, Best Buy would randomly decide to only discount a limited stock of typewriters, Betamaxes, and abacuses.
Attempted Homicides Don't Deter Sneaker Line
The stereotype is that women love shoes, but in reality, men take theirs even more seriously. And no matter what Chris Rock tried to teach them, some guys are willing to risk life and limb for foot coverings.
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You guys know Like Mike was fictional, right?
In October, a dozen people lined up outside a Delaware store before dawn in hopes of securing the newest Air Jordan sneakers. Two of the men in line got into an argument (probably about Michael Jordan's efficacy as an outfielder for the Birmingham Barons). The next thing anybody knew, both guys had gunshot wounds.
The police were called, and medical services carted both men off to the hospital, but everyone else chose to stay in line. (The shoes still managed to sell out in 15 minutes.) We're not saying that a third person in the group must have instigated the argument just so he could move up two spots. No, we're simply asking "Who the fuck stays in a line when there's a chance they might die?"
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"Counterpoint: Guy in front of me dies, and *BOOM* I move up a spot."