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Four Color Politics

Mainly the Quotes of the Morning, with occasional Other Crap.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Quotes of the Morning: Buy Nothing Day

“Thanksgiving is a typically American holiday...The lavish meal is a symbol of the fact that abundant consumption is the result and reward of production.”
-Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.”
-Jane Howard, "Families"

“I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new. “
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

"Prosperity depends more on wanting what you have than having what you want." -Geoffrey F. Abert

“Yes, it’s that time of year again. The consumer feeding frenzy is beginning. In honor of that, in a small way to try to re-align our priorities, Adbusters and numerous other groups have designated this Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, Buy Nothing Day. It is a simple idea.. Don’t shop. Stay at home and do a puzzle with the kids. Call the folks and have a long talk about life. Go play in the yard with the dog. Take a nice walk in the park with your spouse. It isn’t about the shopping. It is about life. Just for one day leave behind the nine to five rush for more, more, more and have a simple day with those that you love. In twenty years no one will remember the Barbie doll.. They might remember a day with you though. Do your part. Have a happy Thanksgiving, and really give some thanks.”
-Skippy, November 25, 2003

“And when you leave your house, you gotta lock it up. Wouldn't want somebody to come by and take some of your stuff. They always take the good stuff. They never bother with that crap you're saving. All they want is the shiny stuff. That's what your house is, a place to keep your stuff while you go out and get...more stuff! Sometimes you gotta move, gotta get a bigger house. Why? No room for your stuff anymore.”
-George Carlin

“Junk is the ultimate merchandise. The junk merchant does not sell his product to the consumer, he sells the consumer to the product. He does not improve and simplify his merchandise, he degrades and simplifies the client.”
-William Burroughs

“What's money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.”
-Bob Dylan (1941 - )

“I hope that all of you out there have a happy Thanksgiving. Drive carefully, be safe, and just enjoy the time with your family and friends. They are what Thanksgiving is all about. It is about being thankful for what you have, not what you think you need. I leave you with this sage advice from a puppet pig..”

“Never eat more than you can lift.”
-Miss Piggy


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