3027294883_c3b0ccdf8aAfter discovering the latest omen of the world’s coming demise, the Clog encourages Berkeley students to put down their books and enjoy their short-lived time on Earth.

The art of prophecy is a treacherous one, friends. It carries with it the risk of dredging up divinations far more damning than we care to comprehend. And by divinations we mean janky websites; and by damning we mean … well, Wal-Mart.

People of Walmart may hold a ring of communism in its moniker; and we suppose it’s possible to extract a weird kind of commentary on class struggle from the depths of its dubious contents. But we’re fairly sure Marx would have chucked his Manifesto if he’d had a gander at what is essentially an Anthology of the Very Terrible: read more »

Reports say a Wal-Mart employee died just a few hours ago, trampled to death by raging Black Friday bargain-seekers in New York. Shoppers tore down the front doors of the Wal-Mart at Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream, N.Y., knocking down the unidentified 34-year-old worker. Three other shoppers and a pregnant woman were taken to the hospitable for minor injuries.

According to eyewitness testimonials, the waiting shoppers pulled the doors from their hinges in their rush to get into the store. The surge, the NYT solemnly reports, endangered children, who had to be grabbed by their parents so as to not get lost and/or trampled upon in the mad stampede. Jeez. People really are nuts for their tech gadgets and Guitar Hero game kits.

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Wal-Mart Employee Trampled to Death by Customers [NY Times]