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This Friday Does Happen to be “Update Your Parents’ Browser” Day

While most people think of the Friday after Thanksgiving as merely Black Friday, but the folks over at The Atlantic have another idea — it’s not Black Friday but instead the famed “Update Your Parent’s Browser Day,” a national day created by The Atlantic dedicated to updating the browsers in your parent’s home.

IE gave advice on good times to update, “Why not help them upgrade to Internet Explorer 8 if they’re on Windows XP, or Internet Explorer 9 if they’re on Windows Vista or Windows 7?,” said the IE team.

The ideas include:

Update Your Parent's Browser Day

  • When they’re manning the fire extinguisher dealing with the yearly deep-fried turkey accident.
  • When they’re telling your cousins “when I was your age” stories.
  • When they’re face down in the eggnog punch.
  • When they’re fighting over the right way to carve a turkey.
  • When your mom kicks you out of the kitchen for peeling potatoes “the wrong way.”
  • When they’re sent to the grocery store at 2PM on Thanksgiving Day for extra cranberries.
  • When they’re sitting at the Adult’s table (rally the other kids to help).
  • When they’re standing in a Black Friday line.
  • When they’re untangling Christmas lights.
  • When they’re distracted by grilling you about when you’re going to get a real job, when you’re going to settle down, and when you’re going to give them grandchildren.

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