Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Look who fell off the turnip truck...

It's me. I admit it. I've got a few things to get off my chest. I know I've been absent for a bit, but I feel it's time to get back to it. As time permits, of course.
Have you heard about the new gimmick by SunChips? Crazy... essentially, they've decided to get on the "green" bandwagon in the hopes that folks will ignore their 'un-nutritious-ness' and instead "BUY CHIPS WITH A DISPOSABLE BAG! - IT'S THE GREEN THING TO DO". They've created a biodegradable chip bag. That's right....over 12 weeks (as the commercial says) it becomes compost for the plants and looooovvvvvveeeely tulips will rise forth from whence said bag was tossed. Exhilirating, right?
My guess...and that's all it is, a that they haven't factored in the lazy folks that will toss this bag, just like all the rest of the stuff they toss out the window - cigarette butts, tissues, Capri-Sun straw wrappers, yogurt cup lids, etc. - and until the aforementioned 12 weeks lapses we ain't gonna have nothin' but a freakin mess out there!
Ugh...perhaps I should just give it a chance, huh? We'll see who's right in the end. This really all seems like a great story from The Onion. "Biodegradable Chip Bags Replace Roadside Flowers...Until They Bloom, Anyway".
And...if you haven't seen the new "We Are the World" video, you should. I'm intrigued to know your thoughts on it compared to the original from 25 years ago. Go amongst yourselves!