For those who fear the economic downturn has permanently crushed the U.S. consumer's appetite for consumption - have no fear. The sight of adults crying their eyes out and screaming hysterically over cashmere sweaters and $55 scented candles should reassure you that capitalism is alive and well in the American heartland.
These were the images that greeted viewers of the final edition of Oprah's 'Favorite Things.' The annual frenzy kicked off with Oprah ripping off a decoy dress to reveal a holiday inspired outfit underneath - and it only got more bizarre from there.
While Oprah handed out 3D TVs, five-year memberships to Netflix and diamond watches, her audience, invited for their good deeds, whipped themselves into a delirium that would put the audience at the ancient Colosseum to shame.
The ecstasy reached its climax when Oprah announced that everyone would be receiving a seven day, all-expenses paid trip on the world's largest cruise ship, the Allure of the Seas.
While some may take issue with the message this sort of show sends, you can't deny it makes for unbearably good TV. See what I mean by watching the video below.
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/yahoocanada/ ... ite_things
(The pictures in this video say it all).
Charli! wrote:I like the idea.. but I have no idea what to do!
I should try harder about being green, cos since I've been living at home its all slipped to fit back in with my family's ways and just avoid the hassle. So I could go back to actually being veggie, and using the car less (though I'd struggle with that- I only go to and from work in it and there are no buses, I work in a stupid place).
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