Waste the Hun, Help the Food.

Another weekend rolls by and inevitably I end up at bumming around Chapters.  I don’t usually buy anything there except for magazines.  Instead, I find myself drawn to the bargain section, or the “No one will buy me section”, filled with obscure biographies, piles of introductions to Matisse, Nietschze, and Harry Potter, and novelty books.  The image above came from such a novelty book on allied WWII propaganda posters.

As the world’s financial systems hang perilously, I can’t help but harken back to worse times.  What I find ironic is that at times of extreme peril, sustainable behavior was viewed as necessary and patriotic while, until recently, “green” lifestyles were a little too hippie for most people.  I wonder how a money crunch will affect the way we think about living more sustainably…

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Dave Semeniuk spends hours locked up in his office, thinking about the role the oceans play in controlling global climate, and unique ways of studying it. He'd also like to shamelessly plug his art practice: davidsemeniuk.com