Looney Toons ‘Activist’ Mark Dice Shames Black Friday Shoppers, Hilarity Ensues

Mark Dice


He’s at it again. So-called political activist and well-known loon Mark Dice once again took to the streets on “Grey Thursday” (aka Thanksgiving) and Black Friday dressed as Santa Claus to shame shoppers with a bullhorn. As annoying as I think Dice is (he loves to claim that celebrities are “satanist illuminati members,” I still got a laugh out of his antics.

Dice berated the shoppers for:

“ruining the tradition of Thanksgiving,” and thanked them for “…not spending time with grandma and grandpa and leaving them and destroying the very fabric of society to buy more slave goods. ”

He went on to say:

“I bet you don’t even have a retirement plan, do you? I bet you don’t have an ounce of silver. But you’re going to go buy more garbage with credit cards to impress people you don’t even like with money you don’t even have. Way to go, debt slaves!”

In an interview with equally nutty Alex Jones on Infowars.com, Dice explains that he feels disenchanted with the path that America is going down and spouted off about credit card debt (which he has a point on, in my opinion) “family values” and consumerism. He also said:

“They are destroying the very fabric of the family… On Thanksgiving, a day when we’re supposed to be thankful for what we have, they’re sacrificing their families to go and get more iPhones, more iPads, bigger televisions so that they can isolate themselves in their own little world.”

Now, you couldn’t pay me to go out shopping on Black Friday, let alone on Thanksgiving, so I found this whole bizarre thing pretty hilarious. I mean, come on. He said “Ho Ho Ho, you’re a disgrace to Christmas,” and he had an excellent point when he said that people are buying things the don’t need to impress people they hate. Dice has made a tradition of this little stunt, and I for one, can’t wait to see what he does next year.

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  • Andrea

    I think that’s awesome.
    By the way, I read reports that said the whole gray Thursday may have backfired on retailers. People did come of course, in droves, but it came at the expense of Friday sales. I’m pretty glad. I hope that at the end of the day they lost money when it comes time to add up the costs of holiday pay and discounts versus sales.

    • keelhaulrose

      My husband is a mechanic at a Sears in a mall. Last year when the shop opened there was a three hour wait to get work done. They didn’t open the shop at the same time as the doors last year, so people would do some shopping, then come over to make decisions about their cars because they didn’t have “door busters” in the automotive department. And they said that was slow compared to previous years. This year they opened the automotive department at the same time as the store… and got a total of three vehicles in the first twelve hours, and the rest of the day was no busier than a regular busy day. The mechanics went out into the store to look around at five in the morning, when it’s normally crazy on Black Friday, but the store was dead, but of course they had staffed it for a busy day. The mall parking lot wasn’t nearly as full as it had been in previous years, too.
      Of course, that’s only one store and one mall, but it was a dramatic difference

    • Shelly Lloyd

      The store I work at has never been open on Thanksgiving day. Our normal opening hour is 9 am, but on Black Friday we open at 7 am. Last Black Friday we were slammed. This Black Friday we were staffed for another busy Black Friday event, all hands on deck, all registers opened…and it was a complete bust. We had maybe 10 people waiting to get into the store. It was slow. The rumor going around is that we were slow because everyone did their shopping early on Thanksgiving Day. So now there is a rumor that we will be open next year on Thanksgiving Day.

  • BananaInPyjamas

    I haven’t ever heard of this guy but I am disappointed with the misleading title. I was hoping for a dude who is really passionate about rabbit season or duck season. You never see a good Looney Toons activist anymore.

    • Muggle

      Best. Comment. EVER.

    • http://fairlyoddmedia.com/ Frances Locke

      ROFL! This comment made my day.

  • Alicia Kiner

    I was okay with going out last year when places opened at 9, not thrilled but I could deal with it. But I discovered his year, 9 was my limit. As soon as I found how early stores were opening, I said, nope, not gonna do it. Then I had to have surgery so the decision was moot. And I feel like all those deals ahead of time were getting shoved down our throats, retailers may have shot themselves in the proverbial foot anyway. I know a lot of people who got most of their shopping done before Thanksgiving this year.