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"Story of Stuff" Urges Shoppers to Stick With Family on Black Friday

by , 11/17/12

Black Friday, shopping, story of stuff, consumerism, video, holiday shopping, entertainment, environmental activism, landfill, design, sustainable design, eco-design

Anything is better than waking up before the crack of dawn to stand in line with thousands of possessed shoppers on Black Friday, according to the folks from the Story of Stuff. And to illustrate their point, they’ve created a short video accompanied by happy-go-lucky christmas music that shows shoppers beating, pushing, and racing each other in impossibly claustrophobic stores – all just to save a little money buying stuff that will probably end up in the landfill anyway. Hit the jump to watch the flick if you need further convincing that staying home with family or going for a hike is definitely the better option.

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  1. pburgess pburgess November 17, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Schadenfriday: n. The day immediately following Thanksgiving, when those who don’t partake of compulsory holiday gift-giving take public transit to the biggest, most crowded mall in the area and eat big soft pretzels while deriving pleasure from the collective misfortune of everyone else.

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