Life constantly presents us with a variety of occasions over which to come together; a family dinner, a best friend’s wedding, a cousin’s graduation. As if that weren’t enough, there are countless holidays that offer even more opportunities for us to meet and greet and interact. These events are special and significant simply all by themselves, but our culture has worked very hard to convince us otherwise. Thanks to the relentless and tiresome efforts of merchants and consumers the world over, many of us have been made to believe that these events cannot happen without commerce. That is to say, these events are somehow illegitimate unless somewhere along the line we spend money on them. To this assertion we say, Poppycock!

EPISODE 151 MAIN ISSUE: COMMERCE EVENTS

EPISODE 151 TOPICS: SEAN’S KIDS ACHIEVE THEIR SOCCER GOALS, TRUMP TWEET NOT SO SWEET, HIPPO HARDWARE IS NOT DISPOSABLE, HOLIDAZED AND CONFUSED, SEAN’S NOT THANKSGIVING THANKSGIVING A PASS, AN EXCERPT FROM THE 1900 TRADE URINAL-I-MEAN-JOURNAL, TASTELESS 9/11 BADVERTISEMENTS, BLACK FRIDAY DEATH COUNT (US OUT), THE “FREE” MARKET (PER)VERSION OF HOLIDAYS

EPISODE 151 SEGMENTS: JUSTWORTHY CAUSE – HIPPOHARDWARE.COM, BOLD PREDICTIONS, WORDS TO LIVE BY

EPISODE 151 LINKS: hippohardware.com, blackfridaydeathcount.com

EPISODE 151 SPONSORS: drinkforgood.com