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Rad quotes from “The Minimalists”


In case you have never heard of The Minimalists, they are two gentlemen, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, who have jettisoned rampant consumptive consumerism and adopted a lifestyle of minimalism. In other words, they have rejected the continuous accumulation … Continue reading

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Don’t be a slave to greed and materialism


This Thursday, November 27th, is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Until recently, it was a lovely day for families and friends to gather, give thanks, watch parades and football, and share a hearty meal. Yes, some renegade retailers have … Continue reading

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Stores where principles and people outweigh greed on Thanksgiving


The following retail stores deserve our praise, thanks, gratitude, and money for not putting greedy materialism ahead of both people and the nation’s most sincere national holiday. THESE are the places to shop this holiday season, not at those retailers … Continue reading

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Ruining the net one ‘Mad ad’ at a time


I don’t know about all of you, but I find the increased blizzardization of advertising on the net to be quite annoying anymore. Given the trend lines depicted in the chart above, I fear it will only continue get worse. You can’t … Continue reading

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The good guys – stores NOT open on Thanksgiving!


Please consider doing more of your holiday season shopping at the stores listed below or any others that are closed this Thanksgiving Day, as this allows their employees to spend the holiday with their families. Kudos to each one of … Continue reading

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The need for greed and more shit


Once again, retailers across the land will be expanding their hours on Thanksgiving Day in order to fill their need for more corporate greed and for the American public to satisfy its gluttonous need to accumulate more shit.  How sad … Continue reading

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Are brewpubs becoming too standardized?


In a word, yes. I have visited several dozen brewpubs in seven states and am beginning to tire of the same old, same old format of restored historic building, wood floors, big screen TVs, brick walls, lots of noise, standard … Continue reading

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Losing the sanctity of the doctor’s office


Don’t know about all of you, but I am rather tired of hearing/seeing drug advertisements fill the airwaves. It is bad enough that they perpetually dot the TV map, but not you have to listen to these digitized pseudo-diagnoses while … Continue reading

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Worst American markets for hybrid car sales


On January 5th, the best American car markets in 2012 for hybrid car sales were listed here on Panethos. Below are listed the worst car markets in the United States for hybrid car sales. For comparison, the national average in … Continue reading

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The service question


I saw an intriguing sign along the road yesterday that posed an important question. It said, “Isn’t self service the same as no service?” Frankly, I would have to agree with point being made by the sign. In our cocooned … Continue reading

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