Symbolism is a terrible thing to waste.


Just about the only noteworthy aspect of the day today in terms of world history is that until recently, “Black Friday” universally has denoted a tragic or catastrophic occurrence. Only in America could such a term be subverted to boost, boast and symbolize shopping excess.

On second thought, the usage actually does hold, doesn’t it?

The YouTube video here was uploaded hundreds of years ago — in 2007, which accounts for the now forgotten visages of a previous “generation” of corporate and cultural thieves, this being the one just before the current one.