Monday, April 07, 2008
Great questions...I wish I had time to comment in depth. This will have to suffice:
1) Because civilization has trained them so.
3) See number one.Posted by JOS from Oak Park on 04/07 at 10:24 AM
Hi Mickey and everyone...the question, Has one single man-made item been a necessary improvement on the earth?
I think probably the greatest improvement to an invention is the George Foreman, Grease Burger Drip Pan II
The first model had a tendency to drip in the wrong place.Posted by joe of maine from on 04/07 at 11:49 AM
Let’s not forget the alarm fork:
http://totallyabsurd.com/alarmfork.htmPosted by Mickey Z. from Astoria on 04/07 at 01:01 PM
The alarm fork might be one of the greatest items to come along since the exploding tip harpoon or the leg hold trap.
It’s amazing, a little time, a need, man does wondrous things.Posted by joe of maine from on 04/07 at 02:01 PM
And captcha sez: belowPosted by Mickey Z. from Astoria on 04/07 at 02:54 PM
The hurricane bed is one of the most intelligent innovations since rat poison.Posted by joe of maine from on 04/07 at 03:01 PM
Thanks for mentioning Zerzan.
I think JOS is right on with his answer to question 1.
My dad, born in the 30’s, says AC is the greatest innovation.
I’ve never owned one.
Twaddle for nature/nurture perhaps.
Mick...Joba’s slider is one innovation I can live with!Posted by Tommy from I live by the River on 04/07 at 03:46 PM
Isn’t this interesting....Homeland Security wants to build a permanent immigration checkpoint in central Vermont.
Do they want to monitor the secession movement perhaps?Posted by joe of maine from on 04/07 at 04:21 PM
Totally Absurd: battery-powered disposable toothbrushes. Why limit yourself?
They say Eve tempted Adam with an apple
But man, I ain’t goin’ for that.
I know it was a pink cadillac…
- B. SpringsteenPosted by Zen Prole from Urth on 04/07 at 06:27 PM
Hey, up late wasting time and stuff and can’t believe no one’s mentioned Joe Bageant in reference to all this. I just read this one, and can’t pretend to understand it but I know i like it:Posted by James from Hell's Kitchen on 04/08 at 01:44 AM
James...10...Thanks for the link to Joe BageantPosted by joe of maine from on 04/08 at 06:09 AM
I agree that Joe B has hit another stand-up triple. He’s back in the states ‘cause the paperback release of “Deer Hunting With Jesus” is in June.
Also in June books, Lewis Black’s “Me Of Little Faith.”Posted by Zen Prole from Urth on 04/08 at 06:45 AM
Hello Expendables. We’re still waiting for spring in NYC.
I just made a new post, re: my latest interview.Posted by Mickey Z. from Astoria on 04/08 at 10:32 AM
Why do humans ignore the nature of their bodies and minds?
I DON’T THINK THIS IS POSSIBLE. SENTIENT BEINGS ARE AUTOMATICALLY AWARE AND INQUISITIVE OF THEIR NATURE, RIGHT ? UNLESS I’M MIS-READING THE QUESTION....
Has one single man-made item been a necessary improvement on the earth?
WHAT ABOUT IRRIGATION CANALS ? THEY DIRECT WATER TO AN OTHERWISE BARREN AREA SO THAT LIFE CAN FLOURISH. THAT SHOULD COUNT AS AN IMPROVEMENT, RIGHT ?
Why do we put the survival of all species in peril for our exclusive comfort and gratification?
GOOD QUESTION !Posted by Colossus Waterloo from Midwest on 04/11 at 03:13 AM