Dear American capitalism, my Black Friday idea is worth $100 million

Here’s a for-reals, not-made-up headline:

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There is nothing special about this photo. Using your metal box, the one that has the World Wide Internetting in it, you’ll be able to find many photos just like this. Come to think of it, you’re reading this, which means you’re already using your little metal box of Interweb. Good for you!

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The Roundtable Podcast 56

Week of 01.12.2013 | Black Friday

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Black Friday shopping in US marred by violence | ‘This isn’t Toronto,’ sheriff says after U.S. mayor’s drug arrest | Afghanistan to reintroduce public stoning as punishment for adultery | Game: Finish the Headline | Featured Article: Rumsfeld’s War and Its Consequences Now | Syria war ‘damaging a generation of children’, UN warns | Music: Queens of the Stone Age | Feds spend $40 million to pitch natural resources | Feds to monitor social media round-the-clock | New Snowden docs show U.S. spied during G20 in Toronto | Highlights from Boring Tweeter ‏@b0ringtweets | Teacher’s attempt to educate students on Internet safety turns into weird viral science lesson | Meindfeld | Why I Keep a Spreadsheet of Everyone I’ve Ever Slept With

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Black Friday, Santa, Larry Hagman, iPhone Apps, Honest Trailers, Egypt, Bal Thackeray

Podcast 019 | Week of 25.11.2012

Larry Hagman

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When Toddlers Save the World (or — It Was Dr. Mustard, in the Study, with a Lead Argument)

THOSE OF YOU who know me only through these sometimes-prickly writings of mine — which is to say you don’t know me at all — may be surprised by my claim that I’m as a rule a docile and muted and even agreeable fellow. I’m provoked now and again — and the yearly occurrence of Black Friday is one of those occasions. I don’t much care for this late, absurd, and phony non-event, which promotes the rotten and rot-inducing ideas that our highest calling subsists in being a consumer, and that everything depends upon one’s subservience to this duty.

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