How about a big tailgating party in the parking lot of every mall in America on Thanksgiving Day?

Bring the grill and do the turkey right there, so that you are in position to blast your way into the store whenever it opens -- at midnight or 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving night or even 4 p.m.

Ready, set, go -- bring the pepper spray and wear the springy shoes/boots that allow jumping over fallen bodies.

What in the world is our consumerist society coming to?