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 Post subject: Re: Consumerism
PostPosted: Thu December 01, 2016 10:03 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Consumerism
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There's this, too.
http://blackfridaydeathcount.com/
People suck at life.

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 Post subject: Re: Consumerism
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Chloe wrote:
There's this, too.
http://blackfridaydeathcount.com/
People suck at life.
In high school I had a classmate who died in a car accident the day after Thanksgiving. It put the term Black Friday in grim sense for me early on.


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 Post subject: Re: Consumerism
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Chloe wrote:
There's this, too.
http://blackfridaydeathcount.com/
People suck at life.

If only we were allowed to say, "Merry Christmas."


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 Post subject: Re: Consumerism
PostPosted: Thu December 01, 2016 11:34 pm 
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More people have died going to Bonnaroo. It's hardly a sign of the end of days. There are plenty of better signs of that.

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 Post subject: Re: Consumerism
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Green Habit wrote:
Chloe wrote:
There's this, too.
http://blackfridaydeathcount.com/
People suck at life.
In high school I had a classmate who died in a car accident the day after Thanksgiving. It put the term Black Friday in grim sense for me early on.

That's awful :(

But, really though. People going crazy over $200 TVs? The attachment to "things", and acquiring more, is quite absurd.

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More people have died going to Bonnaroo. It's hardly a sign of the end of days. There are plenty of better signs of that.

It might be a tie...

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 Post subject: Re: Consumerism
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I sit on my ass the day after thanksgiving. its digest and leftover day anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: Consumerism
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Chloe wrote:
People going crazy over $200 TVs? The attachment to "things", and acquiring more, is quite absurd.


This is really the heart of what this thread is about, so thank you for getting it back on track. I try to make sure my kids understand the difference between wanting/having nice things and coveting those things, or even worse, coveting the "deal." I'm sure we all know that person who is constantly buying shit they don't need, just because they "saved" x amount of dollars on it. As opposed to not buying it at all and saving 100%.

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I've never seen Idiocracy.

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I've never seen Idiocracy.

It's not very good.


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I've never seen Idiocracy.

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 Post subject: Re: Consumerism
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It's Mike Judge. The only possible options are "great" or "better than great."

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theplatypus wrote:
I've never seen Idiocracy.

It's not very good.

But it's got electrolytes!

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The Argonaut wrote:
cutuphalfdead wrote:
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I've never seen Idiocracy.

It's not very good.

But it's got electrolytes!

It's jokes are numerous, clever, and sadly prescient, but I wouldn't call it a funny movie, nor a great movie. But it's definitely unique and odd, and there are a lot of quotable lines...

Everything just looks sort of flat, though. It's Mike Judge's typical style (anti-style?), but I think the outlandish futuristic setting called for a little more energy and pizazz than he knows how to muster.


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I've never seen Idiocracy.

It's not very good.

But it's got electrolytes!

And that's what plants crave! Right? That's a quote from the movie, yes? I've never seen it but I've read enough stupid AV Club comments that I know a bunch of lines from it. Kind of makes me hate the movie a little bit.

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 Post subject: Re: Consumerism
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Isn't he in an At&t commercial now? Or something commercial that is similar. Amazon?


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