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Mt. Everest gifts.
"It starts earlier every year."
Tags:christmas, christmas season, holiday season, holiday, holidays, retail, retailer, retailers, commercialism, commercialist, santa, santas, santa claus, father christmas, charity, charities, fundraising, fundraiser, fundraisers, start early, starts early, starting early, raise money, raises money, raising money
"Soon, felllas, soon."
Tags:santa, santa claus, father christmas, santas sleigh, reindeer, christmas, christmas present, christmas presents, cuba, communism, communist, communists, capitalism, capitalist, capitalists, present, presents, gift, gifts, materialism, commercialism, materialist, cuban government, banned christmas
"Sometimes I wish they'd never perfected setless television."
Tags:modern times, modern technology, modern attitudes, modern life, adverts, advert, advertisement, advertisements, advertising, consumerism, commercialism, capitalism, capitalist, capitalists, tv, t v, t.v., tvs, televisions, televisions, screen, screens, telly, tellies, ad, ads, wireless, wireless technology, hologram, holograms, developing technology, technological advancement, technological advancements, dystopia, dystopian society, dystopian societies, dystopias
Monet in the '90s.
Tags:monet, claude monet, impressionist, impressionists, commercialism, consumer, consumers, consumer culture, nature, natural world, gift shop, gift shops, museum, museums, commodify, commodifies, commodifying, commodification, consumer, consumers, consumer culture, fine art, fine arts, painter, painters, painting, paintings, french, french impressionist, french impressionists, art history, lily pad, lily pads, natural world
Old man on the mountain selling stuff on a blanket with a sign saying "Prices as marked".
Tags:old man on the mountain, wise man on the mountain, wise man, wise men, old man, old men, wisemen, wiseman, sage, sages, wise, wisdom, market, markets, garage sale, garage sales, boot sale, boot sales, yard sale, yard sales, tag sale, tag sales, junk, trinket, trinkets, souvenir, souvenirs, tourism, tourist, tourists, travelling, traveller, travellers, traveling, traveler, travelers, tourist trap, tourists traps, price, prices, prices as marked, consumerism, retail, business, merchandising, marketing, capitalism, commercialism
"I've sold my airspace."
Tags:properties, real estate, owner, owners, land owner, land owners, land ownership, airspace, airspaces, advert, adverts, advertising, advertisement, advertisements, ad, ads, capitalism, capitalist, capitalists, commercialism, sell out, sold out, sell-out, sold-out, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes
"Unbelievable—Lohri's not even over and already the stores are putting out their Baisakhi stuff."
Tags:vaisakhi, baisakhi, vaishakhi, vasakhi, sikh, sikhs, sikhism, hindus, hinduism, commercialism, commercial, sell out, sells out, selling out, retailer, retailers, shop, shops, store, stores, commercialized, commercialised, holiday, holidays, religious holiday, religious holidays, true meaning, true meanings, lohri, christmas, christmas decoration, christmas decorations, overhype, overhyped, overhyping, consumerism, consumerist, consumer, consumers
"Before I pronounce you man and wife, a brief message from Archer Daniels Midland."
Tags:commercial, commercials, commercialism, advert, adverts, advertisement, ad, ads, advertisements, sponsor, sponsors, sponsorship, sponsorship, corporate sponsorship, corporate sponsorships, ad break, ad breaks, commercial break, commercial breaks, wedding, weddings, ceremony, ceremonies, wedding ceremony, wedding ceremonies, interrupt, interrupting, interruption, interruptions, inconvenient, inconvenience
Invent Sales Day
"Back before Amazon stores, a cashier had to have a job ringing you up."
Tags:king, kings, train bearer, train bearers, smoking, smoker, smokers, health problem, health problems, lung cancer, excess, attendant, attendants, boy attendant, boy attendants, royalty, royal, capitalism, capitalist, super size, supersize, modern society, modern attitudes, modern day attitudes, consumerism, consumer, consumers, self image, vain, vanity, self obsessed, self obsession, self presentation, wealth, wealthy, commercialism, capitalism, capitalist, servant, servants, grand, grandeur, self image, self obsessed, self obsession, appearance, authority
"Anderson, my boy, if you truly believe that commercialism should be taken out of Christmas, perhaps you ought to consider whether you really belong in the department-store business."
The Magi: Christmas, 1993
Tags:wise men, three wise men, wisdom, three kings, magi, three magi, modern life, modern times, biblical, gospel, gospels, birth of christ, modern comfort, modern comforts, modern convenience, modern conveniences, christmas, xmas, x-mas, commercialism, commercialized, commercialised, true meaning, true meaning of christmas, christmas catalogue, christmas catalogues, mail-order catalogue, mail-order catalogues, catalog, catalogs
"Your shepherd, Louie, has retired. I'm Mr. Smathers. I will be your grazing-resource coördinator and flock welfare-and-security manager."
Tags:farm, farms, farming, farmer, farmers, agribusiness, retirement, retireing, sheep farming, sheep farmer, sheep farmers, commercialism, commercialist, commercialise, commercialisze, capitalism, capitalist, capitalists, business man, business men, business person, business people, businessman, businessmen, business person, business people, business manager, business executive, take over, take-over, business take over, business take-over, unnecessary, unnecessary measures, sheep, herd of sheep, modern life, modern attitudes
"Great for worship then! Great for retail now!"
Tags:church, churches, consumer, consumers, consumerism, consumerist, agenda, agendas, retail, retailer, retailers, commercialism, commercial district, commercial districts, estate agent, estate agents, real estate, real estate agent, real estate agents, letting agent, letting agents, selling point, selling points, sell out, sells out, selling out, declining, decline, declines, church attendance, religious
The whales have been tagged for biologists to track, and today they lead us further offshore. Where will they migrate next, and what will they buy?
Mourner looking at a closed casket with a sign saying "View the deceased $2.50".
Tags:death, dead, funeral, funerals, wake, wakes, memorial, memorials, memorial service, memorial services, funeral service, funeral services, casket, caskets, coffin, coffins, view, viewing, viewings, deceased, money, pay, fee, fees, consumerism, commercialism, capitalism, mourner, mourners, mourning, grief, grieving, sign, signs
"Poke my bunny with a stick, sir?"
Tags:child, children, animal rights, animal welfare, animal rights activist, animal rights activism, animal right activism groups, rabbit, rabbits, bunny, bunnies, bunny rabbit, bunny rabbits, pet, pets, petting, animal abuse, inhumane, brutal, inhumane treatment, brutal treatment, money making, money maker, vendor, vendors, exploitation, exploit, exploitative, capitalism, capitalist, capitalists, commercialism, turning a blind eye, sales, sales tactic, street vendor, street vendors, child vendor, child vendors, curiosity, curious, sick curiosity, parents, parent, parenting, parenthood, insensitive, desensitised
"Once this commercial is over, I'll have a number of questions on erectile dysfunction."
"I didn't do anything on my summer vacation--should I write about what I bought?"
Tags:homework, classwork, summer vacation, summer vacations, summer break, summer breaks, school break, school breaks, break, vacation, vacations, holiday, holidays, summer, classroom, classrooms, schoolwork, school, schools, primary school, elementary school, secondary school, junior high school, junior high, teacher, teachers, teacher life, student, students, children, child, youth, teenager, essay, essays, summer essay, summer essays, consumerism, consumer, capitalism, capitalist, modern life, modern times, commercialism, materialism, materialistic, school teacher, school teachers
"But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. Only Disney can do that."
Tags:lincoln, abe lincoln, theme park, theme parks, history, historical, civil war, american civil war, patriot, patriots, patriotism, patriotic, commercialism, commercialization, gettysburg, gettysburg address, speech, speeches, famous speech, famous speeches, sellout, sellouts, sell out, sell outs, selling out, lincoln, abraham lincoln, quote, quotes, quotation, quotations, famous phrase, famous phrases
"And if you sign up for our Gold Star membership level we stop pestering you to sign up."
Tags:grocery store, grocery stores, supermarket, supermarkets, super market, super markets, loyalty card, loyalty cards, loyalty scheme, loyalty scheme, membership card, membership cards, loyalty schemes, memberships, membership, sales tactics, sales tactic, pester, pestering, annoy, annoying, shop, shopping, shopper, shoppers, commercialism, consumerism, consumerist, capitalism, capitalist, capitalist, shop assistant, shop assistants, pestered, badger, badgering, badgered, annoy, annoying, annoyed, irritate, irritating, irritated, pressure, pressurising, pressurizing, pressurise, pressurize
"Why did we buy such huge furniture?"
Tags:furniture, decoration, decorating, interior decoration, modern life, modern attitudes, modern times, sofa, sofa, armchair, armchair, settee, settees, consumer, consumers, consumerism, capitalism, capitalist, capitalist, commercialism, bigger is better, bigger is best, greed, greedy, extravagance, extravagant, over do, over-do, ostentation, ostentatious, purchase, shop, shoppers, shopping, shopper, the bigger the better, supersize, super-size, advertising, advertisement, power of advertising, tiny people, relative size, furnishings, home furnishings