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Atheist Scruples: the returns policy
I’ve never done this. You buy a jacket for a special occasion. After wearing it once, you have little use for it. Do you return it for a refund? I don’t buy it if I don’t have intention to wear … Continue reading
Posted in consumerism, Question of Atheist Scruples Tagged clothes, consumerism, library, Question of Atheist Scruples, shopping 2 Comments
I’d rather be a “Flying Spaghetti Monster Slapper”
Via a blogger at the New York Times I learn a new phrase: Fish Slapper. It’s used to describe those who use religion in their advertising of products and services. The inevitable question gets asked: do they invoke religious iconography … Continue reading
Posted in consumerism, culture, In the Media, religiosity Tagged Christianity, consumerism, ethics, money, morality, secularism, shopping, skepticism Comments Off on I’d rather be a “Flying Spaghetti Monster Slapper”
Christian crank gets cockeyed over Christmas shopping
Apparently Toronto is in the midst of mayor selection and Giorgio Mammoliti, one of the candidates, is a devout Catholic who was incensed at a recent debate over holiday shopping – specifically a proposal brought forth that would allow retailers … Continue reading
Posted in consumerism, culture, religiosity Tagged Christianity, consumerism, controversy, culture, holidays, money, shopping Comments Off on Christian crank gets cockeyed over Christmas shopping
Is Wal-Mart killing Christian book retailers?
Maybe it’ll seem odd, but I’m on the Christian bookseller side of this thing. Walmart is a growing shit stain in a retail world already full of crap. The crap involved in this case is Sarah Palin’s self-gratifying brag book, … Continue reading
Posted in books, consumerism, culture, In the Media Tagged books, consumerism, culture, economics, money, shopping 3 Comments
Flyer Friday – the “for lack of better ideas” edition
Haven’t done one of these for a while, but since I’m procrastinating a serious clean of my living room, why not? When I opened my Zellers credit bill (I owe nothing! Hooray!) a pile of refuse dropped out of the … Continue reading
Posted in consumerism, Flyer Fridays Tagged consumerism, fitness, Flyer Fridays, jewelry, money, music, shopping 1 Comment
Quotable holiday related comic
If a comic can be quoted… (See more Chuck & Beans.) This always bugs me, too. When I worked at Walmart, the crowds were seldom loud enough to entirely drown out the shitty ass Walmart Radio. My only joy was … Continue reading
Posted in culture, random biz Tagged Christmas, Halloween, just for fun, music, quotable, shopping, videos 2 Comments
Have you met my big brother, Credit Card Company?
Steve Salerno wrote a piece on his SHAM blog, Attention Walmart Shoppers, which caught my attention. I’m not a Wal-mart shopper, but the article he mentioned might be interesting to anyone who is a bargain hunter on a budget and … Continue reading
Posted in Awareness Issues Tagged consumerism, habits, money, shopping, spending Comments Off on Have you met my big brother, Credit Card Company?
Have you preordered Dan Brown’s latest?
I’m not going to bother, but it’s coming out in September – five million copies of it. A letter came to our library regarding his new one, called The Lost Symbol. They’re going to treat it like the publishers did … Continue reading
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Technology makes me feel dumb
So, I’ve had a cell phone in my possession since, let’s see, 1999. I’ve only owned three in my life, one with a few games already on it to replace the original analog phone when I could no longer keep … Continue reading
Posted in random biz Tagged flea markets, history, jesus, shopping, technology Comments Off on Technology makes me feel dumb