"This year, we just decided to give money to ourselves."
Tags:christmas, xmas, yule, noel, shopping, christmas shopping, shopper, shoppers, money, finances, personal finances, gift, gifts, present, presents, gift-giving, exchanging gifts, exchanging presents, holiday, holidays, consumerism, commercialisation, commercialization, retail, frugal, cheap, saving money, cutting costs
Tombstone with a barcode on it
Tags:grave, graves, graveyard, graveyards, cemetery, cemeteries, gravestone, gravestones, headstone, headstones, tombstone, tombstones, universal product code, upc, upc code, u.p.c., barcode, barcodes, bar code, bar codes, product code, product codes, code, codes, price, prices, price sticker, price stickers, value, values, modern life, technology, death, dead, commercialisation, commercialisation, consumerism
"Up here! Beef jerky, trail mix, energy bars!"
Tags:beef jerky, trail mix, energy bar, energy bars, guru, gurus, salesman, salesperson, seller, sellers, opportunist, opportunists, entrepreneur, entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship, hike, hikes, hiking, hiker, hikers, walk, walks, walking, long walk, long walks, demand, demands, market demand, market demands, wise man, wise men, hiking trail, hiking trails, outdoorsman, outdoorsmen, commercialization, commercialisation
"Putting the Christ back in Christmas."
Tags:christmas, xmas, noel, yule, shopping, christmas shopping, shopper, shoppers, gift, gifts, present, presents, toy, toys, price, prices, expensive, money, finances, consumerism, commercialisation, commercialization, retail, shop, shops, store, stores, religion, religious, war on christmas, christ, jesus christ, jesus, marketing, advertising, swearing, cursing, wordplay, word play
"I can't imagine why we didn't think of this before."
Tags:consumer, consumers, consumerism, commercialize, commercializes, commercialization, commercialise, commercialisation, commercialising, easter, easter bunny, mall santa, mall santas, department store santa, department store santas, santa claus, meet santa, meeting santa, meet the easter bunny, meeting the easter bunny, religious holiday, religious holidays, capitalise, capitalising, capitalism, capitalize, capitalizing, capitalization, capitalisation, take advantage, taking advantage, entrepreneur, innovator, innovators, innovation, bottom line, bottom lines, present, presents, gift, gifts
Hunter-Gatherers, North America, Late 20th Century
Tags:modern life, modern attitudes, modern times, commercialism, commercialisation, capitalism, capitalist, capitalist, mall, malls, shopping center, shopping centers, shopping centres, shopping centre, shop, shoppers, shopper, shopping, consumer, consumers, consumerism, hunter gatherer, hunter gathers, hunter-gatherer, hunter-gatherers, western world, the western world, affluence, affluent, wealthy, wealthy, excess, progress, evolution, false sense of achievement, surviving, survival, north america, us, usa, united states, united states of america, businesses
Tags:wishing well, wishing wells, instructions, dependent, dependence, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, commercialisation, commercialised, commercialized, wish, wishes, making wishes, making a wish, hopes and dreams, mollycoddle, mollycoddling, service number, service numbers, theme park, theme parks, amusement park, amusement parks
Tags:animal, animals, talking animal, talking animals, canada goose, canada geese, goose, geese, bird, birds, migration, migrating, migrations, v formation, flying, flight, flights, formation, formations, v-formation, flying in formation, formation flying, aviation, aerodynamics, sellout, sellouts, sell-out, sell-outs, betrayal, betrayals, consumerism, commercialisation, commercialization, fashion, shoes, footwear, runners, running shoes, trainers, basketball shoes
"Oh, yes, Paul—whisper sweet sponsored content in my ear."
Tags:ad, ads, advertisement, advertisements, sponsored content, advertising, product placement, product placements, relationship, relationships, couple, couples, modern life, invasive, commercial, commercials, promote, promotion, promotions, endorsements, endorsement, endorse, commercialisation, commercialization, seduction, seductions, seduce, seduces, seducing, valentine's day, valentines day, valentine, valentines
"It's disgusting how they'll commercialize anything!"
Tags:witch, witches, halloween, hallow e'en, all hallows eve, october 31st, october thirty-first, mask, masks, costume, costumes, halloween costume, halloween costumes, hallowe'en costume, hallowe'en costumes, devil, devils, pumpkin, pumpkins, jack-o-lantern, jack-o-lanterns, monster, monsters, creature, creatures, scary, spooky, complaint, complaints, complaining, commercialisation, commercialisation, consumerism, shopping, holiday, holidays
"Will you only promise the children toys that can be brought at this store?"
Tags:santa, santa claus, father christmas, santa grotto, santas grottos, christmas, christmas shopping, christmas present, christmas presents, department store, store, stores, commercialism, commercialist, commercialisation, commercialization, commercialisation of christmas, commercialization of christmas, commerical holiday, commercial holidays