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Monday, December 2, 2013
South Park: "Black Friday" on Cyber... (video)
Pat Macpherson, Wisdom Quarterly; Trey Parker, Matt Stone, South Park
"Black Friday" is the mythical biggest shopping day of the year, which is far from the busiest. That title may belong to Cyber Monday or Better Savings Saturday. But we are nevertheless stirred to a froth in our consumer-minded frenzy of greed. For what? Senseless bargains to buy what we don't need with money we probably don't have to waste on discretionary purchases. But there's credit, so we live like there's no tomorrow and plunge ourselves into greater debt. What can a cartoon teach us that WalMart fight video does not?