If like me, your head is already “done in” hearing about Black Friday this might be of interest:
“Since the early 1990s, Buy Nothing Day has inspired personal and collective action worldwide against a future that does not compute. It’s not just about changing your habits for one day, it is about rediscovering what it means to break free.
This Black Friday, remember that an object will never make you happy. It might for a few minutes, maybe even days, but in the end your experiences are all you’ve got. So this year why not get your family together and do something wildly different. Turn-off Cyber Thursday. Ignore Black Friday. Try buying almost nothing for Christmas and you might experience the most meaningful holiday season you’ve ever had.”
Meantime, new from the BBC Natural History Unit, David Attenborough narrates Black Friday:
santa image from adbusters blog