It was fairly busy, we were all having a nice time and then there was like a ‘whoosh’ noise. There was no bang, no explosion and then there was what seemed like smoke and we were all joking that the band had made the roof come down, and then it started to come down more and someone started screaming, and the whole pub filled with dust and you couldn’t see anything, you couldn’t breathe.Eyewitness Grace MacLean • Describing an incident at a Glasgow pub last night in which a helicopter crashed into the roof—an incident that led to the death of one person and the injuries of at least 32 others. (Authorities expect the death toll to increase.) The helicopter, owned by Scottish police, destroyed part of the roof while a large number of people were inside.
In Chicagoland, a man was shot by police after 1) he and his buddies attempted to shoplift from a Kohl’s, 2) he tried to outrun police unsuccessfully 3) he attempted (also unsuccessfully), to drive off with an officer’s arm jammed into his car. No big deal.
In Southwest Virginia, two men got into an altercation over a parking spot at a Wal-Mart. A gun was pulled and punches were thrown, and eventually someone got stabbed.
In Las Vegas, a guy who bought a big-screen TV from a Target store was shot after two men attempted to rob him of it. In the end, they didn’t even take the TV.
In Puerto Rico, a stampede broke out at a Wal-Mart, and yes, there’s video.
In Southern California, some people cut in line, so of course a fight broke out.
Black Friday madness: In case you just woke up instead of going out last night and testing out your credit card limit, here’s what you missed.
We want you to know that when we posted the video, we were completely unaware that the late, great Adam Yauch had requested in his will that the Beastie Boys songs never be used in advertising. Although we believe our parody video falls under fair use, we would like to respect his wishes and yours.It appears GoldieBlox has decided to call off the legal battle with the Beastie Boys—as long as the group decides not to sue them back. “We don’t want to spend our time fighting legal battles. We want to inspire the next generation,” the company says in an open letter. “We want to be good role models. And we want to be your friends.” The clip, which had gained nearly 10 million views since the copyright fight broke, is currently down. The PR battle started to get away from them after the Beastie Boys wrote an open letter of their own this week.
So yeah, we know that’s a lot to ask of a person, but all of us here work tremendously hard to do a lot of things, and if you’d like to be at the technical epicenter of it all and don’t mind having a really bad sense of work-life balance, this is the job for you.
Penny Arcade Director of Operations Robert Khoo • In a job posting for an IT position which he describes as being four different jobs. Great pay, right? Well, we’ll let Khoo take this one on: “Annual Salary: Negotiable, but you should know up front we’re not a terribly money-motivated group. We’re more likely to spend less money on salary and invest that on making your day-to-day life at work better.”
Shorter version: Don’t work for Penny Arcade, because working for them sounds like it’s about as appealing as reading Penny Arcade for pleasure.