daily preciousness

Friday, November 26, 2004

buy nothing day

I'm going to rise above it all. And buy nothing today.

Adbusters does some amazing anti-capitalist work over the last few years. And I'm glad that the movement is taking shape. They've had santas chanting outside Tokyo department stores, anti-consumerist fairs on college campuses and postering campaigns in London. Good for adbusters.

They might just wake a few consumer zombies up to the uselessness of it all. Such waste! And for what? To sublimate our true desires for happiness by buying into the dominant consumer paradigm? Well, I don't buy that at all.

So I'm not buying anything today. Join me, won't you?

[soundtrack: The sound of a cash register not going "cha-ching."]


  • I did no holiday consuming on Friday. I did get a part to fix my broken toilet, some light bulbs and went grocery shopping with Josh, but I think that kept with the spirit of the day if not the actual letter.

    By Blogger Anachronus, at November 27, 2004 10:25 PM  

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