THIS FRIDAY: INTERNATIONAL
No, I haven't forgotten that this coming Friday, the day after American Thanksgiving, which is allegedly the busiest shopping day of the year, dubbed "Black Friday" by retailers, is also what I like to call "INTERNATIONAL BUY SOMETHING NICE FOR YOURSELF AND PISS OFF A COMMUNIST DAY", my way of anti-celebrating the leftist Adbusters magazine's "International Buy Nothing Day", not that "International Buy Something Day" is exactly an original idea amongst right-minded bloggers, but I like my name for it better, and I started rebelling against "Buy Nothing Day" back when I was at Dawson College from 1996 to 1998, long before I knew what a "blog" was. :P
BUY NOTHING DAY BUY SOMETHING NICE FOR YOURSELF AND PISS OFF A COMMUNIST DAY!
I don't think my official "Buy Something Nice For Yourself and Piss Off a Communist Day" purchase this year will be as extravagant as my official "Buy Something Nice For Yourself and Piss Off a Communist Day" purchase last year, the DVD of Satoshi Kon's Millenium Actress, since I already spent the big DVD bucks from my quarter annual GST/PST rebate cheque on a volume of Super GALS! when I went downtown on Hallowe'en, but I might see a movie (both my brothers liked Alexander Payne's Sideways, and Payne's About Schmidt was one of the best three films I saw in 2002, along with Lilo & Stitch and Catch Me if you Can), since buying a movie ticket certainly counts. Or maybe I'll buy volume 6 of Mihona Fujii's original GALS! manga, which has got to be in at Renaud-Bray by now. And no "Buy Something Nice for Yourself and Piss Off a Communist Day" would be complete without enjoying a tasty Big Mac at every anti-capitalist's most hated fast food chain, McDonald's. I'd eat at a McDonald's inside a Wal-Mart just to really rub it in, but there's no Wal-Mart convenient to anywhere I would possibly be on Friday.
So, this "INTERNATIONAL BUY SOMETHING NICE FOR YOURSELF AND PISS OFF A COMMUNIST DAY", remember to "Participate by not participating... in not participating!"