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This Ridiculous World Guide: China – Garbage Vessels

This Ridiculous World Guide: China - Garbage Vessels

Coming from America, or some nation similarly skilled in methods of clandestine waste removal – with magic, automatic flush toilets; color-coded trash bins; and troops of picker-uppers who carouse the streets in great machines with as much authority as fire engines – such unglamorous, undisguised removal may be a bit shocking. Here in this ancient […]

Porcelain for the People!

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The Mad Capper

The rains had just subsided. Sick Baby Street (also known as Guangzhou Lu) was crawling with parents carrying their patched children in their arms like loads of firewood. The stench – some amalgam of diaper, gasoline, and steaming buns – repelled the nose from its ordinary forward aim; out of pure necessity we walked looking […]

Garbage Ninja Report Update

It has been over a year since I last wrote on the Garbage Ninja species. Don’t let this fool you. We have not for one moment slackened our research or field work on the subject. Nor have we been entirely frustrated by a lack of results. You may remember from the original Garbage Ninja Report […]


Totally Awesome Picture of the Week 57 Garbage garbage all over the place, In your belly, On your face. Garbage for seeing, Garbage for yelling, Garbage for listening, Garbage for smelling. If it weren’t for garbage I don’t know what I’d do, Certainly this poem wouldn’t be here for you. Share this:

Signs of Thought 3

Dear G. Bush

Dear G. Bush, We apologize for your given title (the G, of course, is short for Garbage), which we realize is unfortunately similar to the name of our infamous leader, the number 1 American, the grand dunce of Washington, G.W. Bush, who, for slightly more than a week, will continue to be all of those […]

Signs of Thought 2

Traces of Progress: Unbridled Consumption

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Traces of Progress: On the Job Training

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Nanjing, CHINA – These two young American mannequins, naked with innocence but for their painted shoes, stand tall and relatively strong as they wait for the fire hoses. “We went from cherished symbols of cute to trashy reminders of sinful society seemingly over night,” said the male, a children’s size 4-6 whose right arm had […]



Waste Not Yet Ye Be Wasted A simple garbage bin, a pleasant wood exterior, designed in accordance with the ultra-modern concept of discretion when disposing. Right bin or left bin?. Choose wisely. Consumption has past; it is too late to change that. You weren’t satisfied with your purchase? You think the whole thing was a […]

Dear Recycled Hand

Dear Recycled Hand, To begin, I must say that it is noble of you to sacrifice yourself to the cause. It’s a thankless job with high expectations and high stress. We notice that you are the Left. If you are anything like our country, I suppose the Right is in the “Unrecyclable” bin next to […]

The Ridictionary: Lesson 3

Garbage Ninja (n)1. A master of the art of garbage ninjutsu, an ancient martial art technique focusing on stealth and frugality, known to prowl dark stairwells and corners in search of abandoned household wares or empty bottles.ex. Before you open the door, check the stairwell for garbage ninjas. 2. An unknown entity that may or […]

Garbage Ninja Report

Garbage Ninjas are a species of mammal. Until recently, they were believed to be nocturnal but now I think that perhaps they are late afternoon/early evening-turnal too because I accidentally hit one with the door at around 4:38 the other day when I was putting another garbage item outside into the stairwell of the apartment […]