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Politics, Re-Spun: Elevate the World from Mediocrity to Greatness? Lululemon? GMAFB

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Capitalism dissociates us from each other.

It makes us embrace consumerism and individualism and erodes community and cohesion.

Yet, oddly, Lululemon’s mantra of elevating the world from mediocrity to greatness is about liberating us from those shackles. Oddly, based on Ayn Rand’s whacko philosophy [see below], we need to be liberated from such . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Elevate the World from Mediocrity to Greatness? Lululemon? GMAFB

Melissa Fong: What do Lulu owner Chip Wilson and Justin Bieber have in common?

Yeah, while Justin Bieber probably thinks he’s adding value to whatever he sh*ts on, spandex-pant overlord Chip Wilson is taking liberty to “beautify” public spaces (namely the ones outside his gabillion dollar mansion) in Vancouver. … When Chip Wilson isn’t telling women that they are too fat to wear his clothing, he is single -handedly . . . → Read More: Melissa Fong: What do Lulu owner Chip Wilson and Justin Bieber have in common?

Trashy's World: OMFG… but sorta what I expect from…

… a separate school. And if a school in the OCDSB did this, I’d be really pissed! Yoga pants? Really? Seriously? Have we wandered into a wormhole and ended back up in 1950′s Georgia? Seriously? Man, get your head in the game! The Ottawa Catholic School Board is NOT doing its students any favours here… . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: OMFG… but sorta what I expect from…

Progressive Proselytizing: Black Friday: Searching for community in a consumer world

Can’t Black Friday, one of the most consumer centered days on the calendar, just be about consumerism? Sure, on Boxing Day we can pretend it is really about lofty ideals of family and the great Judeo-Christian ethic opposed to a mad fury to acquire as much stuff as cheaply as possible. But can’t we drop . . . → Read More: Progressive Proselytizing: Black Friday: Searching for community in a consumer world

Trashy's World: Yoga-loving Libertarians?

So Lululemon, that crazy popular (and overpriced) yoga and fitness apparel shop is causing a bit of a tizzy because they put the words “Who is John Galt” on their shopping bags. In late October, the company began using shopping bags with the words “Who is John Galt?” a catchphrase from the 1957 novel Atlas . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Yoga-loving Libertarians?

Who is Lulu Lemon?

Premium yoga-and-activewear manufacturer Lululemon has a new shopping bag design that’s proving not to be everyone’s cup (bag?) of tea: In late October, the company began using shopping bags with the words “Who is John Galt?” a catchphrase from the 1957 novel Atlas Shrugged, which rails against government and advocates self-interest as a key ingredient . . . → Read More: Who is Lulu Lemon?