Capitalism went balls to the wall today, as yesterday’s tryptophan-fueled orgy of caloric consumption gave way to that of the green kind. Naturally, CNN, MSNBC, Foxnews, and countless local outlets all piled on this consumer craze.
Not wanting to miss out, I drove past the queue to my local shopping center to head to the mecca of American capitalism, the Mall of America in Minnesota. It really doesn’t get any grander, when the center of the mall has two roller coasters, a ferris wheel, and a log flume ride, along with several others, an aquarium, fourteen screen movie theatre, and a few hundred stores. Sadly, either I arrived too late or experienced that Minnesota nice, because I missed the stampedes and fights on getting to that must-have bargain.
During my wanderings, I did take an informal survey of the local population to see what their biggest local political issue was. The unscientific results came back that Minneapolis’ recently enacted smoking ban was the hot button issue of the day. No doubt the zombies will be disappointed. After all, even the undead should have rights, no?