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April 14, 2008

How to Battle Consumerism

Consumerism Eliseevskiy, the best food market in the world. It looks like a Tsar palace that they sell food in. Gone are the visions of Russians waiting in line for a loaf of bread. Oh no. Here they have mangosteens, fresh tamarind, even longans from Vietnam! Sure, you'll pay $80 for a small package of them, but hey, it's not the price, it's the fact that you can

We design and produce customized engraved 14K Gold Plated and Chrome Plated Ceremonial Shovels. Great for any groundbreaking ceremony! (Also there - Ceremonial Scissors)

Magazine covers: Top 10 Products to Battle Consumerism. Also, Could Leaning With Your Head Against A Wall Cause Depression? And One Man's Brave Battle. (And America's 50 Poorest People). (And The 100 Worst Senators)

Ad for the Grass Roots hemp store in Calgary, Alberta. (From Copy Ranter)

Unrelated: 2 minutes of Tim Nolan, a professional juggler and basketball juggler

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The Online Library of Knock-off Goods in China. (From GearFuse)

4/16 Update: Joe’s gold shovel! - (Read the inscription!)

A Huge Depository of Unusual Things To Buy Here

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Heh! I have a small gold shovel on a plaque here that was given to my grandfather many years ago at the Evergreen Toastmasters Annal LIARS CONTEST. I guess I should photograph it and put it on my blog! Thanks for the reminder Hanan!

Posted by: Mr. Natural at Apr 15, 2008 9:58:00 PM

Nice article but I can't see what the image of an Asian guy holding a rediculous number of eggs in one hand has to do with it.

That guy should go for the world record - number of eggs held in one hand.

Posted by: Alec Bobdon at Apr 17, 2008 5:21:26 AM

It makes you wonder how long that Asian guy has spent practicing the fine art of 'holding lots of eggs in one hand'. Doesn't he have anything better to do??

Posted by: Lyn Smith at Apr 30, 2008 8:38:17 PM

They could be fake eggs, like made from wood.

Posted by: Peter Bland at Jun 13, 2008 1:44:18 AM