Saturday, December 21, 2013

Spugs Unite!

≖ I don't know how we missed this, but last year Treehugger had an item about the Society for the Prevention of Useless Giving on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.  The group was known as SPUG for short, and its members, Spugs.  Membership was bipartisan, ranging from former President Teddy Roosevelt himself to the daughter of President Woodrow Wilson.

Also around this time every year we get news items about the banning of Christmas by the Puritans.  It was a different sort of celebration then, not really about buying stuff, so it's a bit out of our purview ... but here's an especially good roundup of information about that.

Finally, if you haven't seen the Christmas Resistance Movement page on Facebook, have a look-see!


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