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Comic Relief – Sick Jokes

Okay – you’ll like this one:

Q) What do you get if you cross several million quantity petro-chemical made-in-China Red Noses with a hyped-up dumbed-down UK population?

No? Give up?

A) The end to World Poverty and Global Equality of course!

Ya geddit? Ya geddit? No? Not funny?

Okay, okay, try this:

Q) Why did the celebrity cross the Channel? Continue reading

Save! Save! Buy! Buy! Bye Bye…

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Rise Above It - Buy Nothing Christmas, from Adbsuters

Following on from the poem “Saved By Shopping”, here’s a couple more critiques relating to the idea that we can help the ‘Wretched of the Earth’ by continuing our consumption habits & trusting in celebrities…

This first article in the Nation links the then current stories of the popstar material girl & the popstar material boys:

Shopping Is Not Sharing: Corporate Consumerism Is Masquerading As Activism – “Africa’s poor had, like, the best week ever. Not since the days of khaki colonialism has buying Africa been so sexy, so fashionable…”

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