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May 6, 2019

recently I’ve been noticing piles and piles of spent toner cartridges stashed in the corners and closets within the seedy underbelly of the large education factory that I roll around most weekdays. But the other day I stayed at the house of a friend’s friend and in the morning had a convenient cup of coffee and since then I’ve been visualizing thousands of kiddie pools filled with cashed keurig k-cup pods in a seemingly endless variety. I know it’s just a drop in the bucket just a scratch on the surface of the tip of the iceberg of our insatiable appetite for shipping containers full of plastic shit from China. If in one weekend visit I burned through four of those cute little fucking pods pulling the spent one and chucking it in the garbage only to  replace it with the promise of a fresh clean convenient pod… ...what if I stayed at the friend’s friend’s house and saved them up for one year in kiddie pools in their backyard? How about 5 years? Just one little tangible indicator of consumption. Like toner cartridges tossed aside by 80,000 students, faculty and staff. And they say we’re moving towards being a paperless society. Yeah right, and the fax machine will kill the bike messenger. Or how about how the fucking mountains of styrofoam coolers and packing material those guys at molecular engineering collect reminds me to remind you to ask those guys down at DANK bags about their 6-pack ring collection.

 

Don’t get me wrong I’m not claiming to be some kind of green guru environmental expert on recycling or something or anything or something I’m just noticing things. Ask me about disposable diapers and asswipes and how anything that says “flushable” is not even close to ok to flush.  I drink a lot of coffee and sometimes I use a reusable cup. I drink a lot of beer so I have a kegerator but not because I’m worried about saving the earth. Finally, in closing,  I ride a ride a bike but not for environmental reasons, it just makes sense.


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87 said...

You ever see that picture of the bottle nose dolphin with the 6pack ring on its nose? There is irony in nature.

Posted May 7, 2019 02:57 AM | Reply to this comment

87 said...

You ever see that picture of the bottle nose dolphin with the 6pack ring on its nose? There is irony in nature.

Posted May 7, 2019 02:58 AM | Reply to this comment

87 replied to 87...

Sometimes I feel like I repeat myself

Posted May 7, 2019 02:59 AM | Reply to this comment

pilder replied to 87...

copy that and copy that you've always been a real straight shooter as well as a guy that makes sure the pearl izumi logos on his knee warmers line up properly.

Posted May 7, 2019 05:47 AM | Reply to this comment

bret in abq said...

Here in the desert southwest we have more room to dispose of waste than we have water to wash and reuse.Particularly if it biodegrades.So we use a compost bin.Travel mug goes with me everywhere because I like coffee flavored beer.

Posted May 7, 2019 09:42 AM | Reply to this comment

pilder replied to bret in abq...

seamless transitions along the continuum

Posted May 7, 2019 11:30 AM | Reply to this comment

. said...

a 1x client asked me if I rode my work bike for political or environmental reasons. No was my reply. He looked baffled and when I worked to clarify it quickly occurred to me that no matter how much I talked, and I already talk too much, it would never get across so I found the easiest universally understood reply , ďlong ago I worked as a bike messenger for a bitĒ While I am sure he didnít understand the rationale by his continued perplexed look he was pretty clear on understanding what a bike messenger was. Everyone wants my job on days like this and itís never for political or environmental reasons.

Posted May 7, 2019 07:23 PM | Reply to this comment

37 said...

I ride a bike because it is a quality of life issue.

Posted May 14, 2019 01:53 PM | Reply to this comment

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