08 December 2007

Christmas shopping nightmares

I did a major chunk of Christmas shopping yesterday. It was the first time this year that I faced an offensively overcrowded mall. And I'll be doing it again today - hopefully for the last time in 2007.

Yesterday's shopping reminded me of something a colleague told me this past spring. "Malls are not just training us to consume. They're training us to live on space stations after we destroy the world," he said (or something to that effect).

So if you haven't had a dose of Adbusters lately, this is the perfect time of year. It's long past Buy Nothing Day (which I'm ashamed to say a cup of coffee parted me from participating in) but the message is still valid.