Quo Vadimus

Sunday, May 16, 2004


Hipster Detritus.

From Harper's, June 2004:

The following items were among those found in the last two years during California's Coastal Cleanup Day, an annual event in which volunteers remove debris from the state's shorelines. Since the program began in 1985, 8.5 million pounds of garbage have been removed.

- 4-foot-long stuffed toy salmon
- horse's head
- urinal drain
- cat's headstone stating "Your soul is safe now! The spirit is home. Rest in God's Peace."
- baby bird in a jar
- 2 phone booths
- styrofoam Tiki god
- home pregnancy test
- Barbie doll with a nail through its hand
- pit bull chained to a tree
- Scooby Doo underwear
- 10 dead leopard sharks
- plastic eyeball
- wooden duck
- "Just Married" sign
- half a bowling ball
- Led Zeppelin album
- preserved jalapenos
- fuzzy dice
- check written to Taco Bell for $8.78
- Dracula teeth
- crutch
- foam foot advertising a fungus cream
- half a turtle shell with leg attached
- bird burial box stating "My beloved Chico is dead in this box. He died of old age."
- porcupine bones
- divorce papers
- dead goats in a bag

posted by Linus | 2:27 PM