I know the big controversy right now is the merits or hazards of stores being opened on Thanksgiving Day.  I happen to think it's a good thing.  I have five reasons why.

5. A perfect mother-in-law escape plan

4. Running through a Walmart at midnite- great way to burn calories

3. Isn't more awesome to watch football on 30 TV's at once at Best Buy?

2."Sorry, honey - I'd like to help with the dishes but they're blowing out the iPad mini's tonite!"  (very high on the excuse-o-meter)

1.So you'll be first in line Friday morning to get a free mug at Crossgates as the Sean and Richie show broadcasts from there on Black Friday!

Will you go shopping on Thankgsiving?  Take Lou Roberts' poll!

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