Tagged: consumerism

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wisdom from a BritCom

“I don’t want more choices, I just want nicer things!” — Edwina Monsoon, “Jealousy”, Absolutely Fabulous As a quick follow-up to my previous post. Everytime I watch this episode and she gets to her rant about advertising and public relations...

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What the–?

Now I love having ice in the house and I hate making ice cubes (mostly because my freezer door opens away from the sink — it’s complicated), but even I think that this is insane: Ice Rocks. ICE ROCKS® are...

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2 part (e)harmony

*cue ‘This Will Be (an everlasting love)’ I usually only have to think of eharmony’s annoying as hell commercials to keep me from considering using any online dating service. They’ve spoiled it all for me, especially with their “proven successful...

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The Compact

A small group of Bay Area residents who made an informal vow to not buy anything new in 2006 have found themselves in the middle of an international fury over consumerism, ecology and middle-class hypocrisy that has spread around the...

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outrageous

It never takes much to remind us that some people are really just thinking of themselves. EBay Bans Sale of Trade Center, Pentagon Souvenirs