Reading While Eating for Nov. 26: Cyber Monday Has Arrived

In today's must-read links for your lunch break: Everything you need to know about Cyber Monday and the fallout from Black Friday. Also, Chris Brown is back in the news.

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Black Friday shoppers pour into the Valley River Center mall for the Midnight Madness sale, in Eugene, Ore on November 23. U.S. shoppers hit stores and websites at record numbers over the four-day Thanksgiving weekend, according to a survey released by the National Retail Federation on Sunday.

It’s Back — and Bigger Than Ever. Cyber Monday sales are expected to top $1.5 billion this year, nearly three times the amount netted in 2006. (

Looking For A Very, Very Large List Of Deals? There’s one right here, and it even has most of the items rated based on their level of bargain. It’s still far from comprehensive though. (Gizmodo)

How To Cyber Monday, If You Must. Here’s a guide. With pictures! (Buzzfeed)

Black Friday Is a Wrap. It was predictably insane, but with many stores starting their sales late on Thanksgiving night, Friday’s revenue actually dropped this year. (New York Times)

Will Sitting Too Close To The TV Hurt Your Eyes? Those of you who spent Friday watching the James Bond (or Godfather, or Boy Meets World, etc.) marathon instead of shopping may want to take note. (Mental Floss)

If All This Shopping Hasn’t Already Driven You Mad… Here are 10 of the most gloriously frustrating endings in literature. Tip: Don’t read these books before shopping today. Or after. (Flavorwire)

Ain’t Easy Bein’ Breezy. Troubled pop star Chris Brown deactivated his Twitter account last night following a profanity-laced argument with a female comedian. You can probably figure out what was said. Or read it for yourself. (Vulture)

Sloopy The Dancing Chihuahua. Entertaining, though his method of reaching the leftover turkey on that counter leaves something to be desired. (YouTube via The Daily What)