Wednesday, November 23, 2005


The Mailbox has never been a Black Friday shopper. Check the flyers, see how full of crap they are. Here's a hint: If a DVD player is worth only $29, then it's probably not worth waking up at 4 a.m. to go get. Same goes for all the other crap retailers try to shill on us before we've had our morning Dr Pepper. While all y'all crazies be shoppin' 'fore the sun come up, the Mailbox be sleepin', word.

If you don't want to be known as a Scrooge for practicing common sense, you can tell those holiday sale suckas that you were just observing a holiday: Nov. 25 is Buy Nothing Day, of course!

The holiday was started 14 years ago by a former ad executive Kalle Lasn. The Internet helped the holiday explode. But, in an interesting article by Wired News' David Cohn, she says Internet activism isn't very active.

"The downside of the internet is that it has spawned a generation of activists who are actually very passive, who basically forward an e-mail to a friend and they think they are being some kind of an activist, and to me that is not the sort of activism that is effective."

It's a good point, and a kick in the ass to anyone who thinks their written words are more important than their actions. Even had to stretch past it's digital constraints. And even that didn't work.

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