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Do you do anything in recognition of Earth Day?

Asked at Dillons, 1015 West 23rd St. on April 17, 2011

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Photo of Ariel Clark

“No, I usually forget when it is.”

Photo of Erica Kloppenborg

“I used to when I was younger. We did activities for school. We used to clean up trash.”

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“I try on a daily basis to recycle. I do lots of gardening and I plant trees.”

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“No, I generally remember Earth Day a week afterward.”

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gl0ck0wn3r 2 years, 12 months ago

I enjoy cleaning all the expired chemical products out of my house and dumping them into the wetlands. Later I will go hunting for hawks.

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Kontum1972 3 years ago

they should rename it 3rd stone from the Sun day...

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gphawk89 3 years ago

For a long time, I never really paid much attention to Earth Day. Then one April about 20 years ago I got a bit interested and went to an Earth Day get-together in Swope Park in KC. Thought it would be a neat idea to help clean up the city a bit. There, I saw some folks running around in body paint and other strange costumes, some folks selling items made from hemp, quite a few folks doing various forms of illegal drugs, another group of folks claiming to be witches and warlocks, and some folks selling artwork. Since that day, I've never really paid much attention to Earth Day.

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Romans832 3 years ago

Sorry, dajudge. Try again.

April 22, Earth Day, happened to be Easter Sunday in 1984. That is my baptism anniversary, and I sang a song with another college student who was baptized that day. So on Earth Day, I sing "Pierce My Ear" in my head. The pastor who baptized me is now in a church in St. Louis, and I visited some friends there one year, from the 21st to 24th, I believe. We went to his church the evening of my baptism anniversary.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 3 years ago

T_O_B, You should have sprayed your 2,4,D last fall...

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HollisBrown 3 years ago

Roe, sorry to hear about your dilemma. If they give you hydrocodone(lortab, vicodin, etc.), look up cold water extraction on youtube. You definitely want to filter out as much acetaminophen as possible. They load it with that garbage to keep you from OD'ing or having any fun. It will make your liver explode. However, I had some once where the scrip said one every 4-6 hours. I took 4-6 at a time every couple of hours, probably about 25 total in one day. I'm still here but I wasted some buzzes. See, you reach a threshhold where more won't bump you up any. Just ask Spacehog, um, Hollis. He's just about done it all and lived to tell.

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Liberty275 3 years ago

I crank up my 19HP lawn tractor to mow my half acre if the grass is high enough and it falls on a sunday. IOW, I treat it it like every other (insert silly cause)day/month/year by not bothering to care when it is.

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RoeDapple 3 years ago

All I know is there's more staples in my back than what comes on the shipping crate for a sony widescreen. And I can feel the pointy ends of every one of 'em.

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RoeDapple 3 years ago

Still celebrating the aftermath of my birthday. Anybody got any valium or hydocodone layin' around? They wouldn't give me any more morphine. . . . kicked my butt outta the hospital 20 hours after cuttin me up. jeez that first two days were mind blowers . . .

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autie 3 years ago

Earth day? When is it? I saved up beer cans for a long time so I can sell them for three times the going rate on earth day...then we buy tequila with the proceeds for Sinking the Mayans. That is on May 5 and all my hispanic friends party and go to dances. I don't know what sinking mayans had to do with that but I really don't need a reason to drink more. Right spacehog? I wish they would bring back DDT...I remember running down the streeet in the fogger in the summertime...It's a wonder I don't have three ears by now.

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HollisBrown 3 years ago

Hey Ronaldo, I just watched it on youporn. Excellent stamina, dude! Compliments to the spousal unit, too.

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The_Original_Bob 3 years ago

I just bought some dimetylamine and will go murder weeds this afternoon. Momma doesn't like dandilions. Daddy doesn't like chickweed. Neither one of us give a crap about Earth Day unless it falls on the twentieth.

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prospector 3 years ago

Post it and we will get back with you.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 3 years ago

Say a video camera was accidentally left running one night in you and your spousal units bedroom... Can you claim the K-86 Film Production Credit on your Kansas tax return?

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tange 3 years ago

Departing from the conventional reckfulness of my youth, I set aside time for something... unearthly... a meditation of sorts...

/ this year, I'll be flying solo.

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prospector 3 years ago

I recycle the parts of the earth I am carrying around, I washed the truck.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 3 years ago

Earthday? When is it?

Today is the celebration of the day the Syrians kicked those damn French out.

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sunny 3 years ago

Earth day...I get the heck out of lawrence!

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kernal 3 years ago

A mixture of gin, applie cider vinegar, water and liquid dish soap will kill weeds. So will a flame thrower.

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HollisBrown 3 years ago

It's okay, Roe. I know you well enough to know better.

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RoeDapple 3 years ago

Just trying to beat the usual cut 'n pasters at their own game! Like how golf balls take 1000 years to deteriorate. If they quit making them today hundreds of generations of Dapples could shoot them far into the future!

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HollisBrown 3 years ago

Screw Earth Day. I can't wait til Uncle Bob gets here. Evidently he's closing the shows on this tour with a tasty version of "Forever Young".

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HollisBrown 3 years ago

Jesus, Roe! Don't go all Hippie on me! I agree about the pesticides on golf courses, though. I walk my dog on the golf course sometimes. I can't keep her out of the toxic ponds. She had a staph infection awhile back that I'm sure came from there. But take her to the Pooch Plunge? Forget it. There's no way in hell she'll get in water that clean......

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RoeDapple 3 years ago

http://www.theenvironmentalblog.org/2009/03/lawn-environmental-impact/

There are also negative environmental impacts to lawn care such as using a gas powered lawn mower, fertilizers, pesticides, and other chemicals. These can lead to adverse health impacts on children who play on lawns as well as pets, and can adversely affect the environment due to runoff.

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RoeDapple 3 years ago

http://greenlivingideas.com/2009/11/13/golf-balls-1000-years-decompose/

“The extensive use of pesticides on golf courses raises serious questions about people’s toxic exposure, drift over neighboring communities, water contamination, and effects on wildlife and sensitive ecosystems,” according to Beyond Pesticides. Now the attention towards greening golf has shifted to the golf balls themselves, which can take 1000 years to decompose."

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HollisBrown 3 years ago

You go, Roe! Why wasn't this question asked at the Merc? My Earth Day ritual begins about 2 months ahead. I stop bathing, to conserve water. I start eating recycled paper, to conserve meat and vegetables. As the sun rises on Earth Day morning I light a pile of tractor tires on fire and let them smolder all day. I head up to the Merc at about 10am, shirtless and stinking, of course. I spend the day busking in front of the Merc, flatulating and twirling one of those hoo-la-hoops-on-a-stick. By sunset I'm nekked, except for my clogs, worshiping the sun whilst doing the Grateful Dead hippie dance to"Throwing Stones". A peaceful place or so it looks from space A closer look reveals the human race. Full of hope, full of grace, is the human face. But afraid, we may our home to waste. There's a fear down here we can't forget hasn't got a name just yet Always awake, always around singing ashes to ashes all fall down.

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Flap Doodle 3 years ago

Every year on Earth Day, the lemurs go off into the woods and hold a ritual. They've never let me come along. Don't know exactly what they do but they're all very frisky when they finally return to the compound.

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LogicMan 3 years ago

Fortunately for you critters there aren't many of my species here. We pass Freon instead of what you do. I'll try to hold back on Earth day.

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RoeDapple 3 years ago

China, one of the worlds worst offenders, produced 25.6 tons of sulfur dioxide in 2005, or roughly .003 tons per hour. During the first nine hours of the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in the Philippines in 1991 20,000,000 tons of sulfur dioxide were released or 2,222,222 TONS per hour. Go hug someone else's tree. Get off my yard.

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Bill Lee 3 years ago

Not anymore. I've moved on to others causes.

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Gene Wallace 3 years ago

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CWGOKU 3 years ago

Yep. I spray an aerosol can and burn some trash outside

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iloveribs 3 years ago

perhaps get a haircut. these are 1,2,3,4 of the worst hair cuts i have ever seen

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Pitt_Mackeson 3 years ago

I used my own "man made" fertilizer on the lawn. Works great but whew is it smelly. Shouldn't have had spicy possum chili yesterday yikes!

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Benjamin Roberts 3 years ago

Exhale less carbon dioxide. No, wait, plants need that. I give up. The earth is much bigger than any lasting effect us piss ants have on it.

And, this should have been a Merc question.

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