Materialism in bulk

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This week's Pope word of wisdom was actually another warning against rampant materialism which he says "suffocates the spirit of Christmas."

Here here, says this Jew, but obviously Mr. Funny-Ring hasn't been to a Costco.

I'm here on the Western side of Michigan visiting my brother and family and soaking in the bitter cold sun of the midwest. Yesterday we went to the grand opening of a brand spanking new Costco and pilled up the cart with a generous supply of food for the coming winter days. Oh, and I got a book and a pair of new Doc Martins. Yes, I said Doc Martins?! At Costco?!! $35!

Dr. Martin has jumped the shark.