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It’s Trampling Time

16 Dec

Less than three weeks after reporting three preventable deaths on Black Friday, the media is back to feeding the holiday shopping frenzy.

YOU'LL HAVE THAT SCARF OVER MY DEAD BODY

YOU'LL HAVE THAT SCARF OVER MY DEAD BODY

Um.  Yeah.  There are 10 days left until Christmas.  And if you don’t shop, like a lot, before then…  you don’t want to know what happens when the clock reaches zero.  You really want to know?  Well, it involves toothless elves who don’t like the sound of tortured squirrels writhing in pain half as much as they like giving you a root canal before they chew your arms off.  That’s right, they eat your arms, bones and all, with no teeth.

There are two types of headlines that are popular this year:

“OMG There Are Sales!  Hurry Or You Might Not Get 25% Off This Merch That’s Been Marked Up 50%!”

or

“OMG There’s A Recession!  Maybe You Shouldn’t Be Shopping So Much?”

We just can’t win.

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1 Comment

Posted by on December 16, 2008 in Current Events

 

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One response to “It’s Trampling Time

  1. weirleader

    December 16, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    Word! 🙂

    Even when I’m aware of (and disdain) the rabid consumerism that’s thrown at us daily, I still find it creeping in under my guard when I’m not fully paying attention.

    I don’t think I posted the following on my blog, so I’ll reference it here for your viewing pleasure. I thought it made some nice points:
    The Story of Stuff

     

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