Keith R.A. DeCandido (kradical) wrote,
Keith R.A. DeCandido

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Schott's Miscellany 28 November 2009

NASA launched the Mariner IV probe to perform the first close fly-by of Mars (1964)


Buy Nothing Day (BND) is a global movement encouraging people not to purchase anything for (at least) one day a year. It began in 1992 as No Shop Day, the brainchild of ad exec Ted Dave, and was taken up by Adbusters and advocates in 35 countries. In the U.S. and Canada, BND falls on the "Black" Friday after Thanksgiving (the start of Christmas shopping); elsewhere BND is the following Saturday. The movement is self-organizing, and motives for participation vary: For some it is a day of reflection, for others a chance to campaign against consumerism.

Everybody likes a kidder, but nobody lends him money.
Arthur Miller (1915-2005)
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