Archive for November, 2008

Flatbush FreeMeet, 11/22

Monday, November 10, 2008

Attention Brooklynites:  Sustainable Flatbush is planning an anything-you-can-carry swap on November 22nd.  Check out their blog for more details on the event, which will include wire hanger and electronics recycling.  Attention rest of the world:  try this at home.


Recycling Barbie

Thursday, November 6, 2008

arm I just discovered Margaux Lange‘s whimsical and slightly disturbing jewelry made of Barbie (and Ken) parts via a Cool Hunting post.  These darling pendants fashioned from torsos and boobs take me back to the third grade when my best friend Miriam and I spent enormous amounts of time telling each other raunchy stories, always with the main characters of Barbie and Ken.  We composed the stories during lunch, then used our dolls to act out the scenes at my apartment after school when I was FINALLY allowed to have a Barbie of my own.

At first, my capital F feminist mom didn’t want me to have a plastic idol to self-loathing and poor body image, but I managed to get around the ban when my dad’s best friend (king of the innapropriate comments and gifts) got me a Western Winkin’ Barbie.  She had a white bedazled cowboy hat and I could depress a button in her back that made one blue eylid shut.  Unfortunately, after a while, the winking eye ceased to reopen.  I think we even took her to the doll hospital, but alas, WWB ended up in the trash.  If only I’d known all the postpunkpostfeminist possibilities, I might have saved the doll to reuse the parts.


Images ripped from the artist’s site.

The “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks

Thursday, November 6, 2008

trashcan Only tangentially trash-related, but a key resource to wasting time online.  Image ripped from The “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks.


Tuesday, November 4, 2008


The only excess paper everydaytrash endorses is a paper trail for electronic voting machines.  Hope you all voted today, it feels so good! Flag image ripped from the National Recycling Coalition site.

It all comes back to you:: take the poll

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Don’t read this post without taking the poll (pretty please).  I’m super excited for this handy new feature.

Halloween, day of the dead, election day, Thanksgiving…it’s festive season in America.  To add to to fun, November 15th is national America Recycles Day.  Interested trashies can take a break from all those outraged, election-themed forwards and petitions to take a recycling pledge.  This year the event carries the theme “it all comes back to you,” which I find amusing since the tone could be read according to your world view (TAKE THE POLL!!  TAKE THE POLL!!  I JUST LEARNED HOW TO INSERT ONE!!).

For the jaded and the journalists who don’t sign petitions, there’s a link to find out the details about what can be recycled in your community and where and how to do that.  This is a question that I, as a garblogger, get all the time.  Of course, I couldn’t get the link to work.  Let me know if you figure it out.  In the meantime, I’ll search for another.  That shit changes all the time and it’s nice to know whether washing out the bluberry containers is worthwhile or if the city decided only plastic shaped like bottles deserves a second chance at purposeful existance.

For my local peeps, NYC will host “Green Screens” a weekend of electronic recycling events (leave a comment if you’re interested in volunteering and I’ll forward you an email request the CENYC sent out).

P.S.  Please take the poll.

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