Saturday, November 25, 2006


I have to confess that even an unbeliever like me, blushes at the crass selling of the Christmas Holidays. For the last two weeks there have been several features on the "hot" gaming platforms (see earlier post) , tickle-me Elmos, and endless plugging for "Black Friday." During one of the hourly news updates yesterday I had to hear a reporter telling me that one shopper had bought a 30-something inch TV for himself, while his friend "scored" a 40-something inch one.

Don't get me wrong. I'm not off the grid and I've bought consumer electronics--but "Hello..." it's not newsworthy and it's nothing to brag about.

I naively thought that today being Saturday, I wouldn't hear so much BS about the holy experience of shopping...but no...NPR reminded me this morning that Monday was CYBER-MONDAY and that I'd better get online and start spending--Jesus!

Oh yeah...Him.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Last year, one of my favorite sites, it might have been, wrote about how cyber Monday was a product of the National Retail Federation. They also pointed out that it is far from the busiest on-line shopping day of the year. Yet, news shows talk about this over and over like it was something more than a PR product. Does anyone know why?