Thursday, November 22

Remove Starbucks And Disney By Stop Shopping Gospel Choir

Tomorrow is Buy Nothing Day.

Buy Nothing Day

So, what should you do while you are not buying stuff tomorrow?

(a) Credit card cut up... "Volunteers stand in a shopping mall with a pair of scissors and a sign offering a simple service: to put an end to extortionate interest rates and mounting debt with one considerate cut."

(b) Whirl–mart... "This activity has the advantage of being most likely to piss off security personnel. You and nine of your closest friends silently drive your shopping carts around in a long, inexplicable conga line without ever actually buying anything."

(c) More ideas... here.

OR

(d) Get down with Reverend Billy And The Stop Shopping Gospel Choir.

Testify!:
"Remove Starbucks And Disney" (mp3)
"Stop Shopping" (mp3)
"Reverend Billy Interview On WNYC" (mp3) (source: The Brian Lehrer Show)
"Credit Card Exorcism On WNYC" (youtube)

And if you are gonna buy something, why not buy a book about anti-consumerism?

Reverend Billy

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- Happy (non-heritage) Turkey (with little genetic diversity):

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