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buy nothing day


BNDso… buy nothing day is coming up again.. november 26th… and i was just wondering if any one out there has any thoughts on it… personally i think its a good idea… just to prove to ourselves that we can go one day without consuming… but i dunno.. the whole adbusters thing is ‘still’ a little to radical for me… mainly kuz adbusters seems very contradictory to me… but yeah.. let’s not get started… i do support kalle lasn’s legal action against four of Canada’s biggest television broadcasters CTV, CanWest Global, CBC and CHUM… to allow adbusters to buy airtime… [see ‘our airways, our messages‘]

so, do i participate in BND this year? every year i ask myself this question, and in the past i have brushed it off… and this year.. hmm.. i think it will be hard man… to go a whole day without buying anything… especially when i have to work… does this mean.. i can’t buy my bus fare? or my lunch? or does it just mean… i don’t buy that song from the new canadian iTunes music store… or the new issue of adbusters magizine, or calendar.. hmmm….

if anything.. i think adbusters ideals… are successful… not necessarily in what they want you to do, but in that they make you think and question society around you… look at me… writing this… questioning if i should partake…

i doubt that i will, but i know for sure i will limit my consumption, as you should everyday… “the more you consume, the less you live”



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