Let’s Cyber (Monday)

Never heard of Cyber Monday? That’s okay, you’re not alone. Like Grandparent’s Day and other Hallmark holidays, it’s an event created by large corporations to convince you to spend lots of money on things you and or your relatives probably don’t actually need. But of course I need a refrigerator with a built-in television! you’re probably telling yourself, How else am I supposed to keep myself entertained while getting ice from the fridge?

 Luckily, there’s an upside to all this gross consumerism. Instead of buying grandma and grandpa some Sea-Bond Denture Glue to show how much you love them, this time it’ll be you who gets to reap the rewards of this artificially-manufactured holiday. Think of Cyber Monday like the cheap love child of Black Friday and the Interwebz — a glorious day when large retailers slash their online prices for 24 hours in the name of turning a profit. Hooray!

In case you’re looking to develop an online shopping addiction, or you’re just bored and looking for a means of procrastination, here are two links to some of the best deals on the web:

 Gizmodo’s Guide to Cyber Monday 

Daily Beast’s 15 Best Cyber Monday Deals

Now whip out mommy’s credit card and enjoy!

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