Monday, January 22, 2007

The campaign against shit


screams this morning's Extremely Important™ Independent Front Page.

This is a swede,
opines the paper, helpfully,

on sale in a leading supermarket. It is shrink-wrapped in plastic, despite nature providing it with protective wrapping of its own. It is a symbol of the absurd and excessive packaging in our shops - and of the urgent need for...


Then you open the paper up, and out tumbles the first in a set of six free postcards of "Birds of Britain" which, needless to say, will go straight in the bin.

I'm not sure what's worse: that there are retards who actually get paid to churn out this shit, day after grindingly dull day, or that there are thousands upon thousands of self-satisfied, mushy-brained cunts who pay GBP 0.70 daily to read it. I mean, you could buy two swedes for that.

Bring on the cleansing hellfire.


Anonymous said...

Actually, there's a very good reason why it is wrapped in plastic. Swedes have the top and bottom cut off before they are transported to make them easier to pack. As such, it is possible to get far more into the same space, cutting costs and emissions from planes and lorries.

The Independent. Ignorance in big letters.

AntiCitizenOne said...

Independant of reality.

Curly said...

Never been a fan of the Independent, but now that you mention it, GBP 0.70 is cheaper than a bunch of firesticks, and the Independent does a good job of getting Geordie's fire going!

The Free Market said...

It never occurs to the dead tree media twhen they bleat about waste etc etc etc what they are actually printed on

Apparently, the bandwidth used in this comment is 100% carbon neutral & completely recycled

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Trixy said...

In the Indie today, questions to Batshit:

Are you going to do anything to force retailers such as Marks and Spencer to stop over-packaging? TAMSIN GOLDSMITH, Bristol

They are required to conform to the EU packaging directive, which we helped design, and are implementing, and there is a voluntary commitment to cut packaging by some companies by 80 per cent.

Oh yeah? So what has happened for the last ten years, exactly?

Over at the ASI, they are posting some of the winning entries of the Young Writers on Liberty. One does not want to put such keen minds off,...