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Defying the Tyranny of Consumer Christmas
Manipulation is everywhere from the X Factor to Christmas, media hype is the tool that influences the sheeple to think what their masters want them to think. The careers of people as diverse as Michael Jackson and Barack Obama as well as the political success of Tony Blair are all built on nothing more substantial than spin. Repeat the lie often enough, that Michael Jackson is the most talented performer ever, that Barack Obama represents the dawn of a new era in politics, that Saddam posed a threat to the west, and enough people will believe it. So what can you do to regain your freedom. You can start by resisting the tyranny of the consumer Christmas
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Defying the Tyranny of Consumer Christmas
by fatsally
2009-12-21
CREATIVE COMMONS: Attribute, non commercial, no derivs.
KEYWORDS: christmas, xmas, solstice, commercial, tree, food, consumer, humour, humor

December 21st, only three shopping days to go till the shops will actually be closed for a full 24 hours!!!!!

But I'm living life on the edge.

As of Saturday we had nothing to speak of.

Today we have a wreath on the door and a tree in a bucket of water, no that's a lie, a tree in a bucket of ice on the patio.

We have received some cards but they are in an untidy heap on the sideboard.

Sezjez got a pair of boots when she needed them, BBC got a duffel coat on the same understanding. A few bars of chocolate, a sugar mouse and a satsuma or whatever piece of fruit I have in the house, excepting the grapefruit because they are too big to go in the toe of the stocking, and that will be the kids sorted out.

I received a very nice watch back in October when my dearly loved wooden watch finally gave up the ghost, so I'm down for a box of Malteasers, a pair of stockings, a satsuma and a walnut.

I rang the local turkey farm today, under pressure from hubby who envisaged us sitting down to a Bernard Matthews turkey roll, but they said I could just go along tomorrow or Weds and pick one up, brill.

Veg I shall pick up from the farm shop on Weds.

Finally gave the milkman his "Xmas Order Form - please return by 15th December" back this morning.

I'm sure I've got a pud left over from last year. Well the recipe makes 1 large, 1 medium, 1 small. I give the large one away to my sister - in - law who caters for her husband, her three children and invariably some of their friends, her mother - in - law and her Pa. So we probably had the medium one which means there will be a small one lurking in the garage somewhere, but if not I can always knock up a cheesecake.

Nobody likes Christmas cake, we've always got a garage full of booze, should have enough catfood to see us through.

So tomorrow, 22nd December, I shall start and hopefully finish one hour later, my Christmas shopping.

Defying the tyranny of Christmas, yeh!

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