I thought my coworker was looking at an Onion article when I saw this Black Friday Amazon ad on her screen. The term "Black Friday" dates back to 1869, where it was first used to describe a financial crisis. Now millions of people associate it more with assaults, shootings and tramplings: the ugly face of extreme consumerism.
Well leave it to the powers that be to culturally appropriate or co-opt the idea, "cool-ifying" it to sell some NB sneakers.
But hell, 45% off! Who can resist?