Sheeple continue to amaze "me'.........

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BTPost, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    Xbox posts record sales in Black Friday selling spree

    Posted by Brier Dudley

    It really was a glossy Black Friday for Microsoft.

    The company today said Xbox sales went crazy over the Thanksgiving holiday, making it the biggest week yet in the console's 10-year history.
    Temporary price cuts of $50 to $100 helped sell more than 960,000 consoles in the U.S. last week, including 800,000 sold during a single 24-hour selling spree Friday.

    The company also sold more than 750,000 Kinect sensors last week, according to Microsoft's internal data.
    "Xbox 360 was among the best-sellers at Best Buy this Black Friday, and is a testament to the continued popularity of the gaming category this holiday," Chris Homeister, senior vice president and general manager of home entertainment at Best Buy, said in Microsoft's press release.
    Those boxes will see a major software upgrade on Monday when Microsoft rolls out a new Xbox interface and new entertainment services.


    I mean REALLY, Is it just "Me" or have the 99% really be captured by the MicroSquash Entertainment generation..... and turned into Game Zombies....

    Inquiring Minds, want to Know .....
  2. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Yep. A day at the range, using handloaded ammo, is maybe no cheaper, but much more satisfying and actually prepares us for what's coming.......

    So...... hmmm..... new X-box game, or a new die set for my Lee Turret Press and some brass and bullets? No contest...... [stirpot]

    See ya at the range!

    I spent the day on Black Friday doing some too-long put-off gun chores.
    Refitted and Loc-tited the 2-7X LER scout scope on my Mosin 91/30 Hex.
    Began stripping three twenty-two rifles to be refinished over the winter.
    Installed a new scope on my CETME.
    Prepped a hundred more 7.62X51 brass for loading.
    Prepped 80 more 8mm Mauser brass for loading.
    Caught up on laundry.....

    A heck of a lot more rewarding than fighting a ravening horde of greedy soccermoms getting junior's over-priced Christmas gift he won't appreciate anyway...... [LMAO]
  3. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    On this point Sea, I heartily agree!

    An X-Box face off with soccer Mom Sarah P at the Mall could get pretty damned just know she's going to be carrying, locked and loaded! : O
  4. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    Yep, the sheeple are getting their brain functions slowed down even more and becoming more worthless by the day. Cranial rectal inversion in action if playing games is your main objective in life.
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  5. Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog survival of the breed

    We had a lady here at a local Wal-Mart get peper sprayed for a X-box. I agree wit Seawolf1090 Im happy just setting around cleaning and touching up my guns or going to the range. It actually relaxes me.
  6. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    Have heard a lot of talk about Black Friday--I worked that day--was something supposed to have happened? LOL.
  7. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    gentlemen, its a game we are all playing
    just a lot bigger, called survival
    we just play it for real
    the sheeple play imaginary
    the problem is imaginary winners arent real
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  8. Mechwolf

    Mechwolf Monkey+

    Well I have to play devils advocate here a little bit. Now I do not agree that anyone especially young children need to spend hours a day on Xbox, PlayStation,Wii etc etc.... It has been scientifically proven that video games do raise hand eye coordination , plus use critical thinking skills for puzzle solving etc etc. I am a gamer to some degree but am not mindless and usually only do it when its to dark, cold or I'm just to damn tired to physically exert myself.
  9. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    The people I am referring to in my above post are the ones that play these game for hours every day with most of their free time. I would question the critical thinking skills, but don't have any scientific evidence one way or the other.
  10. VHestin

    VHestin Farm Chick

    Only thing I did for the weekend sale crap was use a promo code from Amazon to download 2 songs for free, and placed an order for Schwan's since they had a $10 off promo(if you ordered $65 or more). Only 2 video game consoles I have are an original Nintendo(given to me by neighbors for free), and my PlayStation 2(also free, saved up 'points' for a year or so doing stuff online at Sony Rewards, wanted to get something for my mother, but they took what she wanted off their list so I got my PS2 as a birthday present for me)
  11. Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog survival of the breed

    Found this and thought it fit.

    sheeple. Need X-BOX
  12. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

    Lets see, what did I do on Black Friday? Black Friday, hmmm. Oh yeah! I Loaded 100 rounds of 7.62x54, 100 rounds of 9mm. Played Scrabble with my daughter and wife. Watched Chronicles of Narnia, Voyage of the Dawn Treader with the family. Had fresh home made ice cream. Honestly, the only trip out in public I make on Black Friday, is to the road to set my garbage cans out for trash pickup on Saturday.
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  13. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    i know a lot of vidgame junkies, couple of my kids are and my oldest grandson is one too
    they dont seem to be able to do sh*t if it dont involve pushin a button
    cant think thru a problem on their own
    always gotta call me to fix stuff
    ive not met a single video gamer that was worth the powder to blow their noses
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