A spectre is haunting America – the spectre of overt, crass consumerism. All the powers of retail have entered into a holy alliance to fuel this spectre: Walmart and Target, K-Mart and Best Buy, Old Navy and Amazon.com. Since most of us that visit this site live in the real world (unlike a few of this site’s visitors that live in a “fantasy based reality” and, as such, have already overdosed on escapism), it is understandable that, at least during the holiday season, many of us would embrace this blatant consumerism in order to acquire a collection of nifty new toys to stave off the winter doldrums with.
With that said, what do you all want for Chanukah, Christmas, “Buy presents to fit in with the Capitalists Day,” or whatever other holiday you might celebrate this month? Have you run across any new DVDs, books, CDs, games, etc. in the last year that you found particularly good which might make a worthy addition to someone else’s wish list? Are any of you, by any chance, early adopters of Nintendo’s new DS hand held? If so, what do you think about it?
Anyone just getting socks?