GMTS Newsletter: Rebecca Black Friday?

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012

I'm back from a Monday sick day, though no one told my nasal passages this. Still muddling through, so let's get right to it.

-I am quite literally in my element right now. I love shopping, and more than that, I love saving. And this time of year is, therefore, perfection. I am scoring big deals on holiday presents left and right, to the point where I have very little left to buy. Or so I think.

I am also planning my Black Friday plan of attack. I have some ideas, but I'm eager to hear from Black Friday veterans. Let me know your tricks and tips.

Here's one: I will avoid Walmart like the plague. Yes, there are deals to be had, but I cannot stand crowds like that. The main reason is because I'm not a tall person, as you might have surmised. I am essentially armpit level to the rest of humanity. This is not a good place to be when people haven't showered since before Thanksgiving dinner.

-Have you heard this song ? At first, I thought it would rival Rebecca Black's "Friday" for the coveted title of Worst Song Ever. But then I realized it is written by the same person, follows the same theme and has the same ridiculous pattern.

Lyrics from "Friday": "Yesterday was Thursday … Today i-is Friday … Tomorrow is Saturday … and Sunday comes afterwards."

And now from "It's Thanksgiving": "December was Christmas. January was New Year. April was Easter. And the Fourth of July, but now it's Thanksgiving."

Thank goodness these girls can help us with our chronology.

Basically, this is the "writer's" Friday 2.0. it's a remake that's worse than the first one, but not in the way he had hoped. It's terrible, but he wants a bunch of YouTube hits (more than 5 million at last check) and discussion about how bad it is, and a way to make Nicole Westbrook a household name -- and he's succeeded.

How bad is it? She sings into a turkey leg. And I'm not even going to get into the fact that this chick has Kraft macaroni and cheese on her Thanksgiving table. She's 12. I'll let it go this once.

Have a great Tuesday.

From Today's Show:

-Try-It-Out-Every Day (this week): We're expanding our Try-It-Out Tuesday segment this week, devoting a whole week to kitchen gadgets to get you ready for Thanksgiving. Today, we tested the Fat Magnet, which promises to draw the fat and grease away from your food. See if it works here .

Tomorrow: The Smart Seat cover . Does it work – and is it worth the cost and effort? Find out at 6 a.m. on Good Morning Tri-State.

Today's Distracting Link:

Thought you knew everything you should about carrots? Nope. Not even close. My favorite is the "Carrots in Fine Art" section.

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