It’s here! Black Friday-mas is finally here! Thank the lord. Thank Jeff Bezos. Thank f*ck.

Sigh. It’s probably not OK to go warm and fuzzy in our special areas at the thought of being hoodwinked into buying sh*t we don’t need just a month before we all lose our minds over the next orgy of mindless consumerism. And it’s probably right and proper to get het up and misanthropic about it.

BUT hang on. Is Black Friday actually that bad? And don’t all the people who hate Black Friday also hate shopping in general, and probably humanity too? Might it be conceivable – and stay with us here – that Black Friday is *good* for the planet?

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