Net Negative Day Alternative to Buy Nothing Day and Black Friday

Today is Black Friday for crazy shopping in North America. To protest and counter that, people came up with Buy Nothing Day, but might well turn around to buy something throughout the weekend that now has extended to Cyber Monday. Buying nothing for one day but buying the same net amount later is like delayed hypocrisy. Buy Nothing Day has its merits, but it’s not practical for a lot of people who might be able to save money on something they really need. Buy Nothing Day is a lot more affordable for the wealthy than the less wealthy.

As an alternative to Buy Nothing Day, try what I thought of and practiced this year. It’s something much more practical that I call Net Negative Day. The principle is simple.

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My Pink Star Trek Uniform for the Halifax Pride Parade 2012

Recently, I was privileged to be able to participate in the Halifax Natal Day Parade. I was with a float representing Hal-Con, Halifax’s sci-fi,fantasy & gaming convention run completely by much-too-dedicated volunteers. We had a truck and a whole bunch of people in cosplays of various style, including sci-fi, fantasy, steampunk, anime, board and video games, and some original characters. For the occasion, I made a pink “Pride in Star Trek” (The Next Generation) uniform, as shown below.

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Watch Star Trek: The Captains of the Final Frontier (BIO) Documentary

The Biography Channel had a documentary of the Star Trek captains in 2009 called The Captains of the Final Frontier. Basically, it compares the fictional captain characters, unlike William Shatner’s Captains documentary that was more about the characters. Lots of stats given for your Star Trek geeks, too! 🙂

The official description of The Captains of the Final Frontier is below, along with the full documentary video!

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