web analytics


It’s recycling night! My neighbor asked if she could put some overflow in our bin.

That’s kind of weird, I thought. She lives alone and Uncle B and I together rarely fill more than a quarter of a bin.

She came over with a big bag of plastic and says, Oh, her daughter and family are staying with her.

And I say, Oh, I thought your daughter was a hippie type.

And she says, Oh, yes she is. You wouldn’t believe how much plastic all that organic food is wrapped in.

Ba-dum tiss.


Comment from Armybrat
Time: May 26, 2022, 12:06 am

One of the greatest boons to humanity was the development of cheap, effective and easily applied fertilizers. It allowed nations to go from subsistence farming to exporters for profit. Food became cheap and plentiful for most of the world. Organic is one of the greatest tragedies of modern agriculture. The food costs more to produce in terms of labor and yield/acre and the produce is frequently blemished and subject to disease and blight. One need only look at Sri Lanka which completely and abruptly banned all chemical fertilizers to see the dramatic fall in yields with the resulting shortages, steep climb in prices and a population on the brink of starvation. Piss poor packaging is the least of the organic movement’s evils.

Comment from THe one and only
Time: May 26, 2022, 2:21 pm

I always love to ask the organic foodies what gets used as fertilizer on their kale. Most have no idea and when I tell them cow poop they get upset and say no that’s not possible.
so much fun.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 26, 2022, 7:25 pm

Armybrat: example, Sri Lanka.

Write a comment

(as if I cared)

(yeah. I'm going to write)

(oooo! you have a website?)

Beware: more than one link in a comment is apt to earn you a trip to the spam filter, where you will remain -- cold, frightened and alone -- until I remember to clean the trap. But, hey, without Akismet, we'd be up to our asses in...well, ass porn, mostly.

<< carry me back to ol' virginny