Skip to comments.The Story of Stuff
Posted on 03/31/2008 6:57:06 PM PDT by Shirerwasright
What is the Story of Stuff?
From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever
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The short twenty minute video is amazing to listen to when you hear the subtle context little Annie spews.
I am interested in hearing others thoughts of this coming wave.
More stuff at cheap prices
Yes but according to Annie this “evil” corporation is taking advantage o the working man by cheating him of a living wage and good health care.
Im a Republican ...I like evil corporations .....and stuff
30 seconds is enough of that bull-stuff.
BTW, 10 years to figure it out? That’s a lot of fuel stuff.
What a bunch of Poppy Cock. And our kids are being brainwashed.
I’m here to tell the (Red) Tides Foundation to stuff it.
HE HE HE
Not just mrs. effin kerry, but soros plays an even bigger role in it. The tides foundation has some deep pockets. However, it’s too bad for them that they cannot afford to buy off the majority of americans, just the emotional ones.
Remember what George Carlin used to say “My sh!t is stuff. Your stuff is sh!t.”
She along with other Left Wing Wackos has donated moneys. But this cash washer was developed by Drummon Pike a looney toons anti-war activist who has found loop holes which allow him to funnel or wash money from wingnuts who have a cause to push.
It makes BIG MONEY and pushes every wingnut idea known to hurt America.
The Tides Foundation can “stuff it.”
Actually this is just a place for my stuff, ya know? That's all, a little place for my stuff. That's all I want, that's all you need in life, is a little place for your stuff, ya know? I can see it on your table, everybody's got a little place for their stuff. This is my stuff, that's your stuff, that'll be his stuff over there. That's all you need in life, a little place for your stuff. That's all your house is: a place to keep your stuff. If you didn't have so much stuff, you wouldn't need a house. You could just walk around all the time.
A house is just a pile of stuff with a cover on it. You can see that when you're taking off in an airplane. You look down, you see everybody's got a little pile of stuff. All the little piles of stuff. And when you leave your house, you gotta lock it up. Wouldn't want somebody to come by and take some of your stuff. They always take the good stuff. They never bother with that crap you're saving. All they want is the shiny stuff. That's what your house is, a place to keep your stuff while you go out and get...more stuff!
Sometimes you gotta move, gotta get a bigger house. Why? No room for your stuff anymore. Did you ever notice when you go to somebody else's house, you never quite feel a hundred percent at home? You know why? No room for your stuff. Somebody else's stuff is all over the goddamn place! And if you stay overnight, unexpectedly, they give you a little bedroom to sleep in. Bedroom they haven't used in about eleven years. Someone died in it, eleven years ago. And they haven't moved any of his stuff! Right next to the bed there's usually a dresser or a bureau of some kind, and there's NO ROOM for your stuff on it. Somebody else's shit is on the dresser.
Have you noticed that their stuff is shit and your shit is stuff? God! And you say, "Get that shit offa there and let me put my stuff down!"
Sometimes you leave your house to go on vacation. And you gotta take some of your stuff with you. Gotta take about two big suitcases full of stuff, when you go on vacation. You gotta take a smaller version of your house. It's the second version of your stuff. And you're gonna fly all the way to Honolulu. Gonna go across the continent, across half an ocean to Honolulu. You get down to the hotel room in Honolulu and you open up your suitcase and you put away all your stuff. "Here's a place here, put a little bit of stuff there, put some stuff here, put some stuff--you put your stuff there, I'll put some stuff--here's another place for stuff, look at this, I'll put some stuff here..." And even though you're far away from home, you start to get used to it, you start to feel okay, because after all, you do have some of your stuff with you. That's when your friend calls up from Maui, and says, "Hey, why don'tchya come over to Maui for the weekend and spend a couple of nights over here."
Oh, no! Now what do I pack? Right, you've gotta pack an even SMALLER version of your stuff. The third version of your house. Just enough stuff to take to Maui for a coupla days. You get over to Maui--I mean you're really getting extended now, when you think about it. You got stuff ALL the way back on the mainland, you got stuff on another island, you got stuff on this island. I mean, supply lines are getting longer and harder to maintain. You get over to your friend's house on Maui and he gives you a little place to sleep, a little bed right next to his windowsill or something. You put some of your stuff up there. You put your stuff up there. You got your Visine, you got your nail clippers, and you put everything up. It takes about an hour and a half, but after a while you finally feel okay, say, "All right, I got my nail clippers, I must be okay." That's when your friend says, "Aaaaay, I think tonight we'll go over the other side of the island, visit a pal of mine and maybe stay over."
Aww, no. NOW what do you pack? Right--you gotta pack an even SMALLER version of your stuff. The fourth version of your house. Only the stuff you know you're gonna need. Money, keys, comb, wallet, lighter, hanky, pen, smokes, rubber and change. Well, only the stuff you HOPE you're gonna need.
The 3rd version of your stuff. Supply lines are getting longer and harder to maintain.
Right on, man! Let's hear it for a sustainable and just world. I think we ought to give up everything we own, man.
You start ...
It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh,
It'll make you vomit ...
and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever
Mostly, it will make you wonder why you wasted your time watching the video.
My liberal friend was complaining about Walmart and a couple minutes later was bragging about how much money he was saving by using their music service (versus Itunes).
He who dies with most stuff,wins.
Everyone needs a place for their stuff.
Resistance to this crap is the “stuff” of patriots.
I guess this means she and gigolo-boy have unloaded all their stuff. Or is that only for the little people?
Can someone define what the word sustainable means? Does it mean that once something is made, it never needs to be taken care of, or is that self sustaining? If its not self sustaining, does that mean it needs to be sustained by someone? If its sustained by someone, doesn't that mean its not sustainable, but just needs maintenance like everything else?
Or does it have something to do with the amount of effort or resources it takes to maintain or produce something. If so, does that mean it should be something that takes less work to create and maintain? If thats the case, then what they mean is that we just need to have robots that build other robots that produce and maintain everything so we can all sit on our butt and do nothing while something else sustains us.
If so, would that be the definition of liberalism?
Liberalsim is not “sustainable.” That’s one reason they like to call themselves “progressive” now....
He who dies, is stuffed. Period.
Or, as they say in the mortuary trade, “Stuff it!”
Tides Foundation is all I needed to read to know the insidious nature of the content.
“Sustainable” means making stuff out of the kind of stuff that you will never, ever run out of, and which then can be given to poor people when you are finished using it. Oil is not sustainable because we will run out of it eventually and only you can use it after you buy it, but hemp shirts are, because we will never run out of hemp in a perfect world, and you can give your used hemp shirts to homeless people when you’ve had enough fun with them, and you can even teach people in lesser-developed nations to make their own hemp shirts using just the sticks and stones and hemp they already have around them, so they won’t be dependent on exploitative corporate technologies, and then.....
That is the business model as I understand it. Rich Lefty wanting to donate to a far out wacko cause. He simply makes his donation out to the Tides Foundation with secret instructions whom to pass it on to. The Tides Foundation takes their cut then makes the donation. Officially, Lefty Moneybags has donated to the Tides Foundation. Officially the Tides Foundation has donated to the National Association of Marlon Brando Look-a-likes. Officially, nothing links Rich Lefty to NAMBLA. He just gave to the Tides Foundation. That’s all.
Sustainable = POS product or food that tastes like cow poop.
However you may have a point, meat is sustainable there for good for us...
(That will send the PETA hippies over the edge...)
Another day; another hippie.
How about a bamboo hardwood floor, made from a tree that matures in 3-5 years, with a Janka hardness rating a touch better than white oak?
Is that inferior?
But a lot of things I have seen put out as enviro-friendly or “made from sustainable” materials” or recycled materials is not up to snuff.
We'll split the difference. Some of it's fine and some of it sucks, but none of it is worth destroying the economy over in search of feeling good about ourselves or stopping “globull warming”.
Here’s another sustainability product: water filters.
If your tap water is unpleasant, you can pay to have a gallon of water shipped to you (eight pounds each) or you can pay to have water filters shipped (under a pound, filtering hundreds of gallons each) and filter that tap water to get the good stuff.
Get a bpA-free bottle to carry it with you on the go.
But isn’t the filter ultimatly disposable?
Besides, water without industrial polution just doesn’t taste the same.
Evil. Just evil.
It's about the fuel to ship the weight of all that water PARALLEL to a ubiquitous underground water delivery system called PIPES.
They’re piping it into schools!
Indeed without exception every school where there has been an incident of student on student or student on teacher violence has occurred, Di hydrogen Monoxide was present in the building.
Let us just say I am leery of all this envirofirendly marketing stuff.