Black Friday has come and gone, but we’ve got to keep the incessant wheel of commerce turning, which is where this other bullshit commercialism holiday Cyber Monday comes in. The beauty of Cyber Monday is that you can waste money on things you don’t need or even want from the comfort of your own homes, probably with no pants on. Live the American dream. *bald eagle sheds a single tear*
Here are 10 depressing photos from Cyber Monday that should get you in the shopping spirit.
Here’s where they make your smart phone.
Box store circulars advertising Cyber Monday deals in the store you’re at to let you know to go home and buy something online then come back in to pick it up so you can save a few bucks on a fake Christmas tree.
This crowd of animals lined up early for Cyber Monday who don’t necessarily understand how the internet works.
Thinking about your mom typing “buy Christmas presents on Amazon” over and over again into the Google search bar.
You’ve definitely felt this excited about buying something online haven’t you? It’s ok to admit it, you’re among friends here. That’s super weird that you experienced such a rush of joy over a discounted wrap/scarf/heels isn’t it?
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We’re all poor! We shouldn’t buying shit we don’t need LOL.
Nonetheless: “Americans are expected to spend an estimated $1.5 billion Monday as retailers ramp up their internet deals…. This year’s Cyber Monday is expected to be the biggest online shopping day of the year for the third year in a row. Researchers say Americans are expected to spend $20 billion more than they did last year.” via
Despite the many advances in technology, still no one offering Cyber Monday deals on self-fulfillment and a grounded sense of where you belong in the world.
You’re definitely going to get fired for all that online shopping. “It might be very tempting to spend your work day shopping, but keep this in mind, Career Builder reports a quarter of employers have fired someone for using the Internet for “non” work-related activity.” via
Also, and this isn’t really related, but depressing all the same: dudes who wear periwinkle shirts like that or whatever color that is. Peach?
No matter how many deals you get online today, this is still what you’re going to see when you die.