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Bodies in the Freezer

I do not understand why celebrations unanimously call for flesh to be fried and boiled and baked and barbecued.

There are body parts in the freezer, waiting to be flavored and cooked and served up on Thursday— guests of honor among the deviled labors of hens and the sweetened lactations of bovine mothers. 44 more words

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(Not) Falling into the Christmas Trap

It’s the time of the year when we all get bombarded with emotional Christmas ads, abundantly decorated shops and gift ideas for our dears at every corner. 314 more words


6 Ways to help save the environment at Christmas ....

1. Reduce your festive season food waste – avoid over-catering.

2. Choose moments not things: don’t impulse buy – think about the purchase for a day or two.

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Gobble, Gob...sorry for the interruption Christmas is Here!

Thanksgiving, I feel, is one of the MOST important holidays that should be paused over, and not rushed over for Christmas. Thanksgiving is the ONE holiday we have that is dedicated to recognizing our blessings, the people we love in our lives, sharing a meal and conversation in gratitude. 434 more words


A gift from a shopkeeper -- free postage for your Christmas presents

Dallas Scott of the Garden Shed in Longreach tells us she is delighted to offer free postage within Australia for Christmas gifts ordered before December 10th. 10 more words


Crash Test

An incredible amount of constructive evolution has been demonstrated to give rise to our species. We should thus be mindful and grateful for this honorary gift as it has been bestowed upon us. 184 more words

Frank, T. 1997. The Conquest of Cool: Business Culture, Counterculture, and the Rise of Hip Consumerism.

Frank, Thomas.  1997. The Conquest of Cool: Business Culture, Counterculture, and the Rise of Hip Consumerism.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

In 1980’s, culture referenced to 1960’s – “Caught up in what appeared to be an unprecedented prosperity driven by the ‘revolutionary’ forces of globalization and cyber-culture, the nation again became obsessed with (of all things) youth culture and the march of generations” (ix) 2,235 more words

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