Dead Wild Roses: A New Title for Black Friday – Lemmings Day!

Happy Lemmings Day! a.k.a Black Friday Should we besmirch this plucky rodent’s escutcheon by associating Lemmings as the embodiment of greed and feral-consumerism known to a good chunk of the western world as ‘Black Friday’?  It isn’t really fair (hey, just like capitalism) to play on the misunderstood ‘suicidal tendencies’ of the much maligned lemming.  ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Watch out! – Christian Black Friday Follies

    Imagine if you would a salt shaker on your dinner table.  Now imagine another shaker on your table, only filled with bullshit.  Most of organized religion is this shaker filled with shit that people add (voluntary or not) to the various dishes and activities in their lives.  Our happy thought experiment plays on the ...

Trashy's World: And the Day of Greed….

… begets the season. Lots of good things have been exported northward from our neighbours to the south. Black Friday ain’t one of them. It’s such a transparent cash-grab but no one seems to care. (1) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

Cowichan Conversations: Save the Planet and Ditch Capitalism

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger OMG December is coming and with it the hype and holler of consuming. For too many it is a time for loading up your credit cards to buy gifts of questionable value. Retailers stock up with must have items to lure anxious shoppers into over spending and in many cases to buy ...

Trashy's World: Friday miscellany…

… unapologetically-a-fan-of-my-MP edition… I am getting more than a little pissed off about the treatment that my MP, David McGuinty, is getting these days just because he lost his composure for an instant and blurted something that, albeit correct, he probably should have put in a better way. Here are the facts: He more or less said that Alberta MPs should spend ...

350 or bust: Black Friday: Rise Above It

“Today, humanity faces a stark choice: save the planet and ditch capitalism, or save capitalism and ditch the planet.” – Fawzi Ibrahim Tomorrow is Black Friday in the U.S. (and apparently we Canucks are now following our neighbour’s bad example). Black Friday is aptly named, I think, because people have been killed in the rush ...

Trashy's World: “Buy local” Friday!

I am really tiring of the growing trend of Canucks close to the border to travel to the US for the so-called Black Friday sales at the various retail Meccas (i.e., outlet malls). Seriously, not only are they forcing retailers just north of the 49th to drop their prices ahead of when they normally would ...