We have soldiers fighting abroad. In some poor countries, as James Lileks alluded, "women push a donkey cart up a rutted road and sit in the market all day waiting for someone to buy their withered tubers, so they can buy a small piece of burlap soaked in sugar to feed their nine children. " Katrina victims try to reassemble a portion of their lives. Then we have this (hit link on title above)-a "running of the fools" at a Wal-Mart trying to get a freakin' toaster at half off. Lines completely around a Target at 4:45 A.M. to save $3.00 on a pair of Dockers. This is the stuff that absolutely makes my blood boil during the holidays. While kids in the ghetto or third-world countries go without those of us that have more than we need continue to be ungrateful gluttons. Shoot me dead if you ever see my noseprints on the front window of a department store during the holidays-or anytime of the year. Bah, humbug yourself!