Though I try, it is impossible to ignore the christmas consumer blitz that has already begun. All the cheap plastic hallowe'en crap is gone and replaced by the cheap plastic christmas crap. Is it just me or is it not in bad corporate taste to neglect the solemn occasion of Remembrance on Nov. 11? In my humble opinion it is a complete disrespect to the millions who made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom (well, the most reasonable facsimile of freedom that we have had to date). After all, this consumer orgy might not have even been possible without that sacrifice. Shame on you Starbucks, Disney, et al. Just my 2 cents worth, had to get it off my chest.
Lest we forget.