Fall is Coming; Get Out Your Wallet

July 2, 2015 at 11:19 pm (Uncategorized)

If you live in Canada, you’ve no doubt heard the joke that there are two seasons in Canada: Winter and July.

Not quite true, but the shortness of summer is keenly felt. More so by the fact that the back-to-school ads, reminding us that the cold weather is just around the corner, seem to get earlier and earlier. “It’s only a matter of time,” I said to a friend, “before they’re running back to school ads before school has finished.”

Jul 1st, I was watching TV when an ad came on for a Buffalo car dealership and its Labour Day sale. Not quite, but close enough.

I smile when I hear people complain that the holidays (especially Christmas) have become so commercial. You’re kidding, right? Capitalism is an economic system where everything becomes a commodity, something for sale.

You don’t want everything in life to be reduced to a sales pitch, let’s make a system where the basis of life isn’t the value-form.

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2 Comments

  1. tomasronse said,

    When we have the new site, you should have a regular column on it. From: Notes from Underground To: tomronse@yahoo.com Sent: Thursday, July 2, 2015 7:19 PM Subject: [New post] Fall is Coming; Get Out Your Wallet #yiv2727386925 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv2727386925 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv2727386925 a.yiv2727386925primaryactionlink:link, #yiv2727386925 a.yiv2727386925primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv2727386925 a.yiv2727386925primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv2727386925 a.yiv2727386925primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv2727386925 WordPress.com | fischerzed posted: “If you live in Canada, you’ve no doubt heard the joke that there are two seasons in Canada: Winter and July.Not quite true, but the shortness of summer is keenly felt. More so by the fact that the back-to-school ads, reminding us that the cold weather” | |

  2. tomasronse said,

    Never mind, it just came late.

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