After The Rush . . .

We heard so much about people becoming street people just to get a PS3, with YouTube video, of course, that we decided to go down to the place videoed and take a few pictures after the “frenzy.”


Most battlefields wish they looked this good two hours later


Just a few neatly stacked police barricades . . .


. . . being removed by the police . . .


. . . who are ignoring the illegally parked CNBC truck


In memory of those lost during the siege

Imagine . . .

Thirty five years ago, John Lennon wrote “Imagine.”

Today, I’d like to add a wish. Imagine the no-line pictures were taken two hours before the PS3 went on sale, and the barricades were being removed because they never were needed.

Imagine people saying, “We’re not going to play cannon fodder for your media event.” Imagine people saying, “We’re not going to pay a lot for that PS3, and especially not on eBay.”

Imagine people saying, “We have to sit out in the cold and rain to pay an arm and a leg for something that you can’t make enough of? Later for you.”

Imagine people saying, “No, we’re not going to jump through hoops to buy the half-baked version of this.”

Imagine parents saying to their kids, “I’ll tell you when you’re going to get it, not you nor Santa nor the TV set.” Imagine the kids and post-kids finding it silly and shallow to think that things somehow make you a better person.

Imagine people saying, “This is just so uncool to do this to people.”

Imagine people saying, “I’m not going to be a tool.”

What would Sony do? What would the media do? I bet Sony would hire people to stand on line for them.

And if they did, would the media tell?

And then maybe, just maybe after that, companies would stop dissing their customers.

No, we’re not against things. Things can make your life better, but things never make you better. That’s the problem, that is what is really being sold here, and that’s what you have to resist.

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one



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