Buy Nothing Day 2003

Happy Buy Nothing Day! Today, the biggest shopping day of the year, some of us have chosen not to purchase anything. I can happily report I have yet to spend a single cent today. But since I’m just following the letter of the law I think tomorrow I’m going to go blow all my money supporting Greedy Corporation and Big Media. It seems only in America is a holiday like this possible. Oh wow you went a whole 24 hours without spending cash you good-hearted saint you. Go to the Third World and see how many days they go without buying anything but simply because they’re too dirt poor, not because they stocked up at Walmart the day before just so they can brag about how they showed Big Business who’s boss after all. Happy Consumerism Still Owns You Day!

Durden Nails It

“We’re an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables – slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes; working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need. We’re the middle children of history – no purpose or place. We have no Great War, no Great Depression. Our Great War is a spiritual war. Our Great Depression is our lives.

– Tyler Durden