Thursday, December 04, 2008

New black death

It's probably long been true, at least metaphorically, but this year's Black Friday death at a Long Island Wal-Mart brings the situation into sharper relief:
The term "Black Friday" traditionally refers to the day after Thanksgiving when shoppers start their holiday shopping and retailers start to see their balance sheets go from red ink to black ink, from deficit to profit.

This year, "Black Friday" has come to mean something else to me. Black Friday, I realized today, means death by consumerism.
How very sad.


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