“Recycling is part of a larger theme of stuff white people like: saving the earth without having to do that much. It’s fantastic. You can still buy organic ice tea, beer, wine and bottled water and when you’re done, just put it in different colored bags or plastic bins. And Boom! Environment saved!
Everyone feels great! Global warming is slowed way down! There’s no chance the bottles will last forever in a landfill, trapping small animals and that makes us all green!”
This behavior is important because we all feel guilty about producing waste, but nothing will stop us from doing it. By putting our crud in different colored bags we get to feel just like the Native Americans who used every part of the product or beast they consumed.”
Stuff White People Like by Christian Lander
Lander is the creator of the website “Stuff White People Like”. A former PhD candidate, Lander was the 2006 public speaking instructor of the year at Indiana University.
When I first discovered this book of humor, I actually had to stop reading every four or five pages because of migraine-inducing laughter. I especially love anything that forces me to laugh at myself as did this brief essay on recycling. I thought my wife and I were changing the planet by putting our plastic bottles, papers and old magazines in special blue hefty bags. Whatever. –Mark Yarnell
Statement of Purpose
If you’re new to this blog on Food for Brains, please be advised of my mission.
As an avid reader, author and concerned critical thinker, my goal is to provide daily food for the brain, not steroids for the heart. If it’s positive thinking you crave, please look elsewhere. My objective is to encourage self-reflection, not self-absorption. Mark Yarnell