Extended CLICK5… CLICKB8: Tin Roof… Rusted!

9 thoughts on “Extended CLICK5… CLICKB8: Tin Roof… Rusted!

    1. You got me thinking about the slogan, in the advert: ‘A Mars a day helps you work, rest and play’. I didn’t realise a Mars bar was used as a gauge to value the Pound…

      https://www.campaignlive.co.uk/article/50-years-fame-brandfame-mars-bar/518106

      Which makes this article from 2019 interesting, especially as a Mars bar cost about 74p in 2021…

      https://metro.co.uk/2019/01/14/mars-bar-hidden-loft-23-years-proves-shrinkflation-real-8343248/

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  1. Looks like maybe there’s some prepared-positioning going on. Sending out skirmishers too.

    Defensive Fighting Position – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defensive_fighting_position
    Skirmisher – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skirmisher

    If for whatever reason things go south on account of the outcome of this trial, I have to wonder how that could potentially effect Black Friday sales. Could be disastrous if things get sideways as retailers have already been advertising/hyping Black Friday for months now…which I find extra odd considering how supply chains are supposedly in tatters, which means there are massive shortages, limited supplies and/or shelves are totally empty. Anyway, all this advertising has to be costing retailers a fortune, and they’re gonna need to see some returns on that come 26 November 2021.

    Speaking of Black Friday, trends and following them, kinda odd that the entire world appears to have hopped onto this “Black Friday” sales bandwagon, which is based entirely upon an American holiday, and a knock-on effect of this particular American holiday.

    Day after Thanksgiving, loads of relatives in town, they have just spent an entire day consuming ridiculous amounts of food, no more football until Sunday, and the masses have nothing better to do so they storm the shopping malls/shopping centers out of complete boredom. Thing is tho, many shopping malls and shopping centers have been closed over the past two decades, and many of those that have closed have even been demolished. The rise of Walmart + the rise of online retail giants + the rise of online shopping + the competition in the shipping/package delivery industries + the rise of a certain solitary manufacturing giant (China) have quite centralized the retail markets and the distribution of retail goods. This lockdown has compounded that methinks. Point being, retailers seem to be pushing quite hard to only to directly deal with consumers when and if absolutely necessary, and even then interactions are only indirect, and brief. “Customer service” has almost completely collapsed as far as I can tell, and it’s most notable in the financial services industries, utilities industries, technology industries, entertainment industries, and/or where any type of corporate/consumer type interaction is required.

    Income Tax type model. The longer they can hold you off, the longer they can hold on to your money + hold on to your patronage. The longer they can do that, the more opportunities they have to leverage that capital. The goal is to keep you on the hook irrespective of eventual outcome. I mean really, if you don’t like your electricity provider or water provider or insurance provider or television/telephone/internet provider or government services provider, to whom are you gonna turn? If there are any options at all, they are limited. heh…heh…heh

    I have to wonder if all of this is a result of people simply not having anything better to do on a certain day in November. Boredom spawned a monster?

    ^morrissey~ November spawned a monster (with lyrics)^


    More than all that, I have to wonder how this mythology is going to continue to morph and change over time. I mean, we are seeing religion/religions/ritual/rituals/symbology/symbologies all being written/rewritten, their ritualism(s) being practiced/observed…and we’re seeing all this in realtime. Akin to actually watching the authors write the world’s most famous religious texts as they actually write them…the Holy Bible or the Koran/Quran or the Veda or the Book Of Mormon or Dianetics or The Atkins Diet or 1984 or Harry Potter. ;-P

    Kinda interesting to think of how much of this post-Thanksgiving hype was further driven by yet another holiday and a certain Christmas-themed marketing campaign by a certain cola/soft-drink manufacturer who used to put cocaine in their sodas, and then not long after and when prohibition was repealed, a certain beer brewery from St. Louis also found themselves on the Christmas holiday advertising bandwagon…literally. Drugs and booze fueled this highly commercialized Yuletide/Saturnalia season we currently know. lolz

    Considering the current psychedelics craze and how that syncs with the spiritual awakening/ascension craze and how those tie in to religion, that’s pretty fucking funny to contemplate.

    Only question remaining at this point I guess is in what “promised land” will the faithful eventually wind up. Will the gods deliver the goods/make good on their promises, or will they be absent, having already bailed with the cash.

    ^Judas Priest Delivering The Goods With Lyrics^

    Ya think that’s a possibility?
    Ya think Moses maybe took at least some of the cash and retired to Turks and Caicos?
    /shrug

    Lots to think about here. Lots bouncing around in me noodle. I’ll shutup tho.
    Do have to wonder if this is the best time for social upheaval, it being so close to the start of the holiday shopping season and all.

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    1. A sale day, before Christmas? You bet you life British consumers are gonna jump on the bandwagon.

      It has to be the introduction of social media as global phenom for both retailers and consumers. It used to be Boxing Day- the day after the Christmas Day – here that was the big sale day, and now it’s Black Friday – the day after Thanksgiving day. Staff wages would be extra for working Boxing Day, which is also a holiday, whereas Black Friday falls on a normal weekday. That and the opportunity to kick-start the spending frenzy before Christmas probably played a factor in the switch. Additionally, the first UK retailers to host a Black Friday, either physically or online, would have featured in the news and that has a domino effect on the rest them. Plus consumers come to expect it after a couple of years.

      When we were on holiday in Florida in 2009, we were there for Thanksgiving and Black Friday. We were aware of Black Friday, but not really. We did pick up some fabulous bargains later that day, and the following day. Including a suitcase to put all our excellent purchases in for the journey home 😉

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      1. Yeah even here a lot of big shopping used to be done the day after Christmas. (assuming the stores were open…blue laws and all that for when it fell on Saturday)

        Blowout sales and “rock bottom pricing” so they didn’t have to store a bunch of crap for an entire year. (especially perishables) I think eventually retailers caught on that folks were waiting until the day after Christmas to buy stuff so they could get it on the cheap, hence retailers rebelled first chance they got and the after Christmas specials paradigm died.

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