Tuesday, July 29, 2008


This will help put a Democrat in the White House.

Grad students live forever.

Take that, Whole Foods! Plastic bags are, as I suspected, totally awesome.

I can't find a link to either of the ads I'm thinking of (one on TV, one on the subway), but why do certain community- and for-profit colleges have ads depicting an entire class of students all enthusiastically raising their hands--the same hand-- at once? It looks disturbingly... political.


Matt said...

Well, the contrast in the bags article wasn't plastic vs. cloth (what whole foods is pushing, I'd think) but plastic vs. paper, w/ paper not being better for the environment, so the "awesome" judgment still doesn't come through.

Phoebe said...

I'm afraid "awesome" still holds--Whole Foods provides paper bags now, but not plastic ones as it used to. At least that's how it is at the stores in NYC.

Matt said...

But they charge you for the bags, do they not, and encourage you to use cloth? That's really what you ought to do. (I re-use my paper bags just as much or more than my plastic, too, and since I can get more stuff into a paper than a plastic bag I'm also not sure the comparison works well, but that's besides the point.)

Phoebe said...

I wasn't aware of any charge. But as for cloth, no, no, no! I mean, yes, if it's necessary, I'll bring a bag of my own, but plastic bags are what I and everyone else in NYC uses (technically, reuses) to take down the trash. I could get approving glances for carrying a canvas sack, but then I'd have to start buying plastic garbage bags, thereby defeating the purpose.