"Santa' Arrested at Black Friday Protest

"Santa" Arrested at Wal-Mart
PHOTO: Warehouse Workers @wwunited posted this photo to Twitter on Nov. 29, 2013, with the caption, "Santa arrested @Walmart: Even Santas elves are paid a living wage. #walmartstrikers"

Well that's no way to spread holiday cheer.

On Friday a protester dressed as Santa was arrested at a protest against Wal-Mart in California.

In the Santa suit was Karl Hilgert, of Claremont, Calif., who came with his own snowy white beard and a desire to protest what he claimed are unfair working conditions for Wal-Mart employees.

While festively dressed, Hilgert didn't expect his costume to keep him out of handcuffs.

"I'm going to get arrested for civil disobedience," Hilgert told The San Bernardino Sun, before joining protesters in a nearby intersection.

Hilgert was part of a demonstration co-organized by Warehouse Workers United to protest what they claim are low wages and unfair working hours for Wal-Mart employees.

Although Hilgert was eventually arrested, he still seemed to have good cheer and even offered a candy cane to a police sergeant before being taken away in handcuffs.

Woman Uses Taser During Black Friday Brawl
PHOTO: Shocking video apparently shows a woman using a stun gun on another shopper during a brawl on Black Friday.
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Beware a Black Friday Brawl.

The season of giving and good cheer took its annual dark turn on Black Friday, when shoppers at a Pennsylvania mall were subject to a brawl at 2:30 in the morning.

A video of a brawl shows at least two groups of shoppers fighting, with two women violently pulling each other's hair and hitting each other. Although a few well-meaning strangers try to separate the two women, the clash only ends when one woman pulls out a taser and ends the fight with a painful jolt of electricity.

Seriously we think we're just going to stay indoors this holiday season.

Quentin Tarantino Hints at Next Movie Project
PHOTO: Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino attends the Tribute to Bruce Dern with SAG-AFTRA, SAGindie and The National SAGindie Committee during AFI FEST on Nov. 11, 2013 in Hollywood, Calif.
Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Better start getting the fake blood ready now.

While making an appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, director Quentin Tarantino revealed his newest movie would be a western, although "not a Django sequel."

"I had so much fun doing Django," said Tarantino. "After I taught myself how to make one I thought 'Let me make another one now that I know what I'm doing,'"

The movie does not have a release date or even a title, but we're sure after the bloodbath that was Django's final scene there's already a shortage of corn syrup and red dye affecting Los Angeles.

Rob Ford and Brother to Plan YouTube Talk Show
PHOTO: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, left, confers with his brother Councilor Doug Ford in the council chamber at city hall as councilors look to pass motions to limit his powers in Toronto, Nov. 18, 2013.
The Canadian Press, Chris Young/AP Photo

Turns out Toronto Mayor Rob Ford does not give up easily.

After being stripped of most of his duties as Toronto mayor, Canada's most infamous public servant has decided to stage a "comeback" via the internet.

Ford and his city councilman brother Doug Ford are planning to air their views through a new talk show on YouTube.

While the scandal-plagued mayor may not seem like the most camera-ready politician, Doug Ford told the Toronto Star the pair was ready and that they have "done a lot more than the Kardashians."

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