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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Reminds me of th' taste of wild hick'ry nuts....



Your Humble was an Environmental Studies Major at a small Southron liberal arts college in the late '70s. Compost, Sustainability, and Buckminster Fuller. We worked out a recycling system for small towns that would use organic waste as compost-fodder (perhaps using methane produced from landfill arrangements as well). Local farmers could get low-cost organic fertiliser to spread on their land, building the soil over time. We were serious about this, until the End-Times bug bit hard, and well, you don't polish brass on a sinking ship....

When ultimately I saw Big Environmentalism for what it really was, an anti-Western civilisation doctrine -anti American, to boot (Is it a surprise that when the Soviet Union collapsed, the Reds joined the Green parties? The goals were congruent.), it made me want to set fire to a stack of truck tyres! Hornswoggled, I was!

But we were not a grimly earnest lot, singing "Kum Ba Ya" and "This Land is Your Land" as we scrubbed the manure from under our nails. We had fun. One of our friends, Brian, had an amazing product idea, in keeping with the overalls and sandals crowd. You take pine sawdust, sterilise it, cook it, add maple and natural sugar, freeze-dry the lot, et voila!, you have a high-fibre breakfast food, packed with a forest-full of flavor!

Woodsy Morn. The maple-flavored instant fibre cereal. Add boiling water, let it sit for 3 minutes, add butter, and each morning will give you 1398% of your weekly fibre needs. Just needs Andy Griffith to do the VO of the commercials. "Mmmmmmmm-MM!

Woodsy Morn!



11 comments:

Warren Zoell said...

Excuse me I have to go to the bathroom.

The Aardvark said...

HEY, WARREN!!!

What's new for you in the model scene?

(I'll wait for you to wash up....)

The Aardvark said...

WOW! I did NOT turn on the 'Bot-spotter captcha-mo-tron.

Blogger is always full of surprises!

Michael W said...

"Just needs Andy Griffith to do the VO of the commercials. "Mmmmmmmm-MM!"


Go-ood cracker! GOOD cracker!

The Aardvark said...

Yep, you got it!

Noel, my youngest, with his house-mates have been enjoying a feast of Freberg adverts and 45s, with a heaping helping of Andy Griffith's "Deacon" stories.

Warren Zoell said...

I just finished a 1/24 scale Hawker Typhoon.
http://thegreatcanadianmodelbuilderswebpage.blogspot.ca/2014/12/hawker-typhoon-mk-1b.html

Michael W said...

@Warren --- Not Too Shabby a piece of work there, Chief. I like the wing details that allow access to the guns.

Warren Zoell said...

Thanks Michael!

Michael W said...

Those of you wanting to see environmentalism at its extreme should look for a novel: "The Bridge" by D. Keith Mano. Written in 1973 it depicts a near future where protection of the environment reaches far and beyond what we've experienced here. People are not allowed to talk, and must wear filter masks in case their breathing threatens microbes. The situation finally reaches a peak when it's decided that the human race itself is a threat to the environment, and everyone is ordered to commit suicide. The protagonist of the book . . . Dominick Priest . . . decides not to go along with the scheme and decides to escape his NYC prison.

It's an interesting novel (and, as with most unique stories, sadly out of print).

Jay! said...

Hah theyer! Ahm Eul Gibbons. Did you know eatn' rocks is good fer ya'? They're crunchy!

Sustainability? Isn't that where we're supposed to live as austere lives as possible while Al Gore and the elite pay their "carbon offsets" and continue to live in the styles they're accustomed to?

@Michael W - In the story, did the government wonks who decreed suicide follow their own example? Thought not.

Soylent ... Green ... is ... PEOPLE!

Michael W said...

@Jay --- Actually, yes! Everyone, and that is EVERYONE, was to commit suicide. The Powers-That-Be established a small force of people who would delay killing themselves long enough to hunt down people (such as Our Hero) who tried to defy the edict.