The Aphid Invasion of the Escarole
|| 5/22/2011 || 9:14 pm || + Render A Comment || ||
For the last month my broadleaf escarole plant (an Endive, or type of Chicory) on my balcony has been invaded by tiny insects. Mostly aphids, I believe. I opted to not use any pesticides or neem oil to remove the infestation simply to see what damage such pests can do to the quasi-everlasting plant.
|| 3/19/2011 || 2:53 pm || + Render A Comment || ||
Last fall I planted some potatoes to see if they would grow and sure enough a few did. I think this one looks like Venus of Willendorf.
Holy Cow, This Cleaning Product Is Not Organic
|| 9/15/2009 || 11:01 pm || 2 Comments Rendered || ||
I was at a friends house two weeks ago and snapped these two photos when I was in their bathroom. I was intrigued because after my first glance at the bottle I thought the circular logo was from the USDA’s National Organic Program. Upon closer inspection, I realized that the designers of the product used a similar design in order to give the appearance that it was organic– specifically the use of boldface type for USDA within a circle. I wonder if people purchasing the product thought it was organic? Or if they might have equated the official organic seal with “Meets USDA Food And Safety Standards” like I did? No matter what, due to the popularity of the organic products and the USDA Organic Seal, I except to see similar uses of this type of deceitful labeling on other products.
Photographs of a Major Laser in the Hallway [Timelapse Laser Painting]
|| 8/23/2009 || 11:15 pm || 1 Comment Rendered || ||
Saturday night I was on my way over to a friend’s 1990’s-themed house party and when I got to the house I realized that I had left my bicycle lock at my home. Perturbed, I hopped back on my bicycle, pedaled home as fast as I could, and when I arrived at my house, I received a text message from a different friend asking me to bring over his laser that he’d left at my house the previous night. I weighed my options and decided to bring the laser to my friend’s apartment in Adams Morgan. After I arrived, we decided the best place to shoot the laser in the apartment was down the length of his long hallway. I noticed that there was a tripod in the kitchen, so I decided to get out my small camera and take some photographs of this major laser in the hallway.
The following photographs were taken using my Canon SD750 and the aforementioned tripod and laser using long exposure settings to capture the geometric designs the laser created:
NBC Universal is co-opting the Green Party of the United States this Earth Day
|| 4/22/2008 || 1:41 pm || Comments Off on NBC Universal is co-opting the Green Party of the United States this Earth Day || ||
This Earth Day I am calling out corporate greenwashing being employed by NBC Universal . The calculated lie (below) is that they are not forming a new “Green Party,” rather they are subverting the existence of one of the few 3rd parties in American politics.
When this week is over, I sincerely wonder how many times will NBC Universal feature the Green Party’s presidential candidate on any of it’s stations? That is less of a question and more of a challenge. My null hypothesis is that there will be no mention of the Green Party of the United States, rather lots of tips on living green instead of empowering people that they have the option to vote Green in November.
NBC Universal is 80% owned by General Electric and this type of greenwashing is designed to help distance people’s concerns about General Electric’s nuclear reactor business operations. It’s ironic that it was protests against nuclear energy that helped propel the German Green Party into the political spotlight.
View the modified screen grab:
|| 7/21/2005 || 9:36 am || Comments Off on HOT! || ||
Climate Change…. Feel it.
Star of Ganges River Delta
|| 11/13/2004 || 10:54 am || Comments Off on Star of Ganges River Delta || ||
Currently on display at the George Washington University’s Geography Department.