Today I watched the morning news which gave way to some celebrity news thing, by CBS, at Time Square in
. Naturally there were plenty of plugs for Black Friday. There was a little bit about Thanksgiving—remember that holiday where families get together to eat turkey and celebrate some mythical feast between early Pilgrims and Indians. New York City
There was some of that. After all, why not stress the traditional holiday turkey cookers into buying a lot of food for this holiday. But then again, let’s not forget the modern day reason behind the season—great buy$ from all the department chain$ so that people will stand in line from Midnight until 4am, for great buys on laptops, ipads, iphones, and even some cars are at bargain prices.
Retailers, such as Wal*Mart stand to make a killing on so-called “Black Friday.” And this new holiday was advertised a lot. What could be more representative of the holidays than Santa selling us cars?
Then there is our modern day totally commercial, cheap 21st century culture. Consider Nicki MinaJ, a new judge on the really cheap American Idol, where people sing other people’s material and nothing original emerges. There was also that never ending plug for Dancing With The Stars. And we all got to know that Minaj did a duet with the Justin Bieber (as if I would ever care).
So there we have it folks. Plenty of useless crap that passes for pop culture and plenty of useless crap to buy. -សតិវ អតុ