When you are in a battle for your life, you often resort to scratching and clawing, screaming and yelling. When you are in a fight for a plasma television on Black Friday, well, you'll probably do the same thing.
Welcome to Black Friday, America's celebration of pushing and shoving for marked down sale items served with a side of sleep deprivation and shame.
As cell phones and portable camcorders (both on sale this Friday!) get smaller and more sophisticated, people are keeping them at the ready in case they run into a funny woodland creature, see a rocket in the sky over Los Angeles or witness a fight in a Wal-Mart.
In honor of this proud tradition of viral video, we bring you the top five Black Friday fight videos.
"Don't Yell at Me! Don't Yell at Me!"
Apparently, even the ladies at Kohl's can get worked up over door busting deals as this video demonstrates. While you can't see the action clearly, you can hear an irate woman who really doesn't want anyone yelling at her.
It's ironic how the words "Wal-Mart" and "Brawl" seem so effortlessly linked this time of year. The videographer and those around him spend the first 4 minutes discussing how they fully expect a fight to break out. It is Wal-Mart after all. Then, at around the 4-minute mark, flat screens go a-flyin'.
IT'S A STAMPEDE!
This is either an obscure line Robin Williams yells in Jumanji or your typical Black Friday at Wal-Mart in Grand Rapids, Michigan. "A 13-year-old girl helping a pregnant woman get up had to be taken away by ambulance," has got to be one of the most ridiculous statements ever uttered in a news report unless you have the Black Friday beat.
XBOX 360: It's Really Worth It
Gamers seem to be particularly crazed when a new game is released or when games go on sale. When it's a popular gaming console that hits the sale racks, hold onto your joysticks. This video is short and sweet and filled with holiday mayhem, just like we like it.
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Six Computers, 100 Angry Shoppers
There's nothing like scarcity to bring out the worst in people. In some parts of the world, people fight for water or food. Here in America, we fight over toys and electronics. It's pretty much the exact same thing and by that we mean it's actually the complete opposite. In this video, a pack of angry customers play tug-of-war with a very limited supply of cheap computers. Let's watch!