Wal-Mart's Black Friday Will Begin During Thanksgiving Dinner

Black Friday, the appropriately named day of mourning for the last vestiges of America's soul, grows ever larger. We shuddered when we heard one mall was starting at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving day. Naturally, Wal-Mart's plans are worse.

From the Wall Street Journal:

Wal-Mart plans to launch sales events starting at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, two hours earlier than last year's event. The retailer said it will hold Black Friday events at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, with sales lasting throughout the weekend.

Last year, Wal-Mart's Black Friday only caused a moderate amount of death and rioting. Opening up even earlier should help them beat that record this year.

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