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The stupifying sum of all parts…

Every time someone pushes a button to roll down their car window or opens their car door to dump more sh-t along our streets, it represents another microscopic act of eco-terrorism. A strong term, but not without merit. Minuscule in scope but it all adds up.

Every one of the stupifying photos below represent more than four dozen single acts of dumbness, hubris and carelessness. As for the sum of all parts, it’s in the final photo. Look closely – every Budweiser and Bud Light can, every Gatorade bottle, every McDonald’s wrapper, every Target bag, every Camel cigarette box, every Nature Valley Granola wrapper – it’s all there. By the end of my walk I could hardly muster a WTF? or I don’t GAS. More than anything, it’s just damned depressing.


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About Dave Bradley (264 Articles)
I'm the one behind two totally unrelated blogs; one on 15 years of writing a weekly letter to my kids (plus other recipients), the other on my localized environmental responsibility. I'm a writer by trade and both endeavors are accepted practice for me. As for the letters, my adult children Ellen and Reid may have seen letters as corny at one point, but it's accepted practice for them, too, to find something in their mailbox other than bills and junk mail. Email and texting don't do a lot for me for a lot of different reasons. Snail mail has its place in the communicative world so as long as they keep selling stamps, I'm buying. As for 'Pick Up Your Path' and the environment, I advocate what citizens can do themselves to take a direct hand in their neighborhood environment. But Pick Up Your Path is also a general environmental blog. It may be largely about litter and trash, but both of those are just one element of the total environmental picture.

4 Comments on The stupifying sum of all parts…

  1. Mort Mortensen // June 10, 2013 at 5:41 pm // Reply

    The really irritating thing is that most of this crap doesn’t get accidently blown out the car window; this stuff is TOSSED. Hubris is right… eco-terrorism too.

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