In the Middle East, religious fervor during the annual Hadj almost always results in the trampling death of some worshippers. In America, we trample people to death for our own religious fervor: shopping.
Samsung 50-inch Plasma HDTV: $798
Bissel Compact Upright Vacuum: $28
Samsung 10.2 megapixel digital camera: $69
DVDs such as “The Incredible Hulk:” $9
Temporary Wal-Mart Security Guard Jdimytai Damour, who died trying to protect a pregnant shopper: priceless.