TNR523: October Black Friday? Outrage Explained!

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The Nightly Rant Episode 523 Summary

In this episode, Mike and Torya discuss the early start of Black Friday sales and how it ruins the holiday season.

The Nightly Rant Episode 523 Show Notes


Mike and Torya discuss the early start of Black Friday sales and how it ruins the holiday season. They express their frustration with the commercialization of holidays and the pressure to buy things constantly. They also share their experiences with Black Friday sales and express their desire to wait until Black Friday to shop. They discuss the differences between Canadian and American holidays, including Thanksgiving and Boxing Day. The conversation then shifts to caffeine consumption and its effects on appetite. Mike shares his plan to drink more coffee in the morning to suppress his appetite. The episode ends with discussing sarcasm as a form of communication and the importance of understanding it.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Black Friday sales starting earlier and earlier each year ruin the holiday season.
  2. Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving in October, while Americans celebrate it in November.
  3. Boxing Day in Canada is a major shopping day after Christmas.
  4. Drinking coffee in the morning can suppress appetite.
  5. Sarcasm is a form of communication that should be understood and not taken personally.


  • “It ruins the holiday because then it becomes all about, oh, I've got to buy this. I've got to buy that.” – Mike
  • “I trust no one to give us the best price until actual Black Friday.” – Torya
  • “Thanksgiving was a fucking month ago. Like, what is going on?” – Torya
  • “Sarcasm in and of itself is a form of communication.” – Mike
0:00:15Introduction to the show
0:01:23Discussion about early Black Friday sales
0:04:09Feeling disrespected by Christmas overshadowing Veterans Day
0:05:42Different perspectives on holiday decorations and traditions
0:07:21Memories of working during Black Friday
0:08:47Canadian Thanksgiving and confusion about American traditions
0:10:22Confusion about Black Friday sales and camping out for deals
0:11:06Comparing Boxing Day in Canada to after-Christmas sales in America
0:11:12Discussion about Boxing Day and its differences in Canada and the US
0:13:00Comparing Father's Day celebrations in Australia and the US
0:13:38Canadians celebrating Thanksgiving on different days
0:15:21Talking about drinking more coffee and its effects on snacking
0:16:59Description of a large “I don't care” mug from Thought Merch
0:17:23Discussing caffeine intake and its potential effects
0:18:07Recalling a long day of activities, including a rodeo
0:19:00Commercial for Thought Merch and discussion on sarcasm
0:19:56Sarcasm as a form of communication
0:20:32Ending the podcast and saying goodnight

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TNR523: October Black Friday? Outrage Explained!