Nothing makes me prouder to be an American than to see dead celebrities hawking wares on television, except perhaps for the fact that any holiday serves as an excuse for retailers to have "the biggest sale of the season." Am I wrong in thinking that nobody is fooled by this? Take Memorial Day, for example. What is it about the opportunity to remember loved ones and fallen soldiers that makes us want to go buy a couch? Why don't we do something to stop this assault on our collective sensibility? I think the worst offenders are furniture stores, car dealers, and clothing stores. I'm going to make it a point to never shop at any of those places during that kind of sale. I'd rather cherish the memory of those who have passed away by visiting the cemetery and by spending time with living family and friends.

But apparently that's just me.


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