November 15, 2010

"Bummer! We’re still not doing the right thing."

The trouble with trying to get everything right is that you'll never get everything right.

UPDATE: But that one thing might be right.

29 comments:

Maguro said...

Climate-change-conscious shoppers at one of Manhattan’s culinary meccas on Sunday said they were chagrined that yet another good intention had gone awry.

They never learn, do they?

prairie wind said...

Learn? What's that? They only react.

Scott M said...

"Unexpectedly"

c3 said...

How 'bout 3 Hail Mary's and an Act of Contrition after every shopping trip?

bagoh20 said...

The constantly moving target of conspicuous social consciousness is perfect for trendy types.

What good is a fashion that never dies? Or as it's also known, an effective solution.

ricpic said...

"...empathy with the environment..."

Gimme an ax!

bagoh20 said...

The problem with plastic bags, like waterboarding, oil, liberty and free enterprise is that they just work extremely well, and we don't want that.

SteveR said...

The chances of bag disposal affecting the quality of groundwater is zero. Scientific ignorance. Maybe if you ate several dozen.

Pogo said...

Poison cures the sin of being human.

But please avoid self-immolation, gunshots, and drowning, because they leave a larger footprint.

Hanging is doubleplusgood, because the rope is reusable.

Now get busy dying, folks!

The Crack Emcee said...

"Bummer! We’re still not doing the right thing."

Lead poisoning? Cool! That's what they get for doing it in the first place. What part of "it's a scam on the stupid" don't these people understand yet?

Next thing you know they'll be telling me recycling is garbage.

Actually, their gullible asses are capable of going along with anything but getting some sense.

Fen said...

NTYs: a nearly ubiquitous emblem of empathy with the environment: synthetic, reusable grocery bags, another must-have accessory for the socially conscious.

Wow. Hat-tip to the NYTs for actually telling it like it is: Enviromentalism is just branding for those that need to feel hip and cool.

YoungHegelian said...

Can someone please explain to me how a cloth bag contains lead? Is it the dye or are they painted? Most cloth things I use just don't seem to have the problem of lead contamination.

I suspect this is yet another example of a chinese manufacturing process gone insane.

I wonder how many more times the chinese will hose something up before they discover they have destroyed their quality control credibility.

Scott M said...

Do-gooderism must be stopped. Once it's no longer hip, it's got nothing left except nostalgia.

Fen said...

Where's Shiloh? I left myself open for another of his silly spelling flames.

MadisonMan said...

What do you expect from something made in China?

Scott M said...

What do you expect from something made in China?

Tank treads.

Quayle said...

Religious purity is such a difficult thing to attain.

LL said...

YoungHegelian: The bags are made in China. Everything made in China has lead in it. I suppose they have so much of it they want to give it to us, a little lagniappe.

PatCA said...

"You look at it as a transition.”

Transition into what exactly?

traditionalguy said...

Once someone that has joined up with the Better Than You Church of re-cycling garbage and is fighting against plastics, they are stuck in a Cult and need to be deprogrammed. Or just ignore them like you would a crazy uncle.

Original Mike said...

The only way to win is not to play.

prairie wind said...

Can someone please explain to me how a cloth bag contains lead?

The bags they refer to are made from something that is not quite "cloth." Are they made from recycled paper or plastic or something? I have a canvas bag which is truly a cloth bag--but they aren't talking about that kind of bag. The lead could come from the paint/dye used on the bags, or it could come from the processing involved to produce the cloth-like material from which they are fashioned.

c3 said...

Everything made in China has lead in it.

A little known adjunct to their "one child" policy?

Crimso said...

"Hanging is doubleplusgood, because the rope is reusable."

Tripleplusgood as the rope can be made of hemp.

Hagar said...

Reusable grocery bags is not something the Chinese would have thought of themselves, so it is a reasonable assumption that the bags are made to the customers' design and specifications. If you don't want lead in the markings, that should be in the specifications.

Alex said...

Hanging is doubleplusgood, because the rope is reusable.

One rope can hang a 100 men easily. Talk about environmentally friendly.

Alex said...

Oh and if we did like "Logan's Run" that would be even better for Gaia.

Megaera said...

Alex -- no doubt the rationale behind the country wisdom of my Texan father-in-law, often voiced in my husband's youth: "Piss and moan, piss and moan, you'd complain if they hung you with a new rope."

shiloh said...

Fen said...

Where's Shiloh?
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You're gonna miss me when I'm gone ... or not.

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First impressions can be misleading, eh.

btw, we need more political blogs and more ad nauseam cable news media minutia pundits who have a keen grasp of the obvious!

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After Shiloh, the South never smiled!

And now you know the rest of the story ...

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