– Holiday-Sales News Tracker

Conspicuous consumption: The Wall Street Journal Online has a free feature running through the end of the year called the “Holiday-Sales News Tracker.” It will be “updated regularly with the latest holiday-sales figures, how individual retailers are doing and other developments.”

I’m all for stoking up the economy, people. Hooray for capitalism, and all. But something about this feature makes me think holiday-sales tracking would make baby Jesus sick.

Update: Speaking of things that would make baby Jesus sick. And here (via: Rogers Cadenhead) is yet another one.