Friday, May 18, 2007

OK, I guess this is just one of those days that I will have to post a lot:

PP showed me this amazing web site: Running the Numbers - An American Self-Portrait
by Chris Jordan.

Check out images that:

Depicts two million plastic beverage bottles, the number used in the US every five minutes.

Depicts 426,000 cell phones, equal to the number of cell phones retired in the US every day.

Depicts 29,569 handguns, equal to the number of gun-related deaths in the US in 2004.

Depicts 1.14 million brown paper supermarket bags, the number used in the US every hour.

Depicts 106,000 aluminum cans, the number used in the US every thirty seconds.

It is very artsy, very scary, and makes you think...


O.K. said...

"Too much, too many people, too much, Haha haha". To qoute Grandmaster Flash. (Or Stormäster Fläsk as some friends of mine prefer to call him...)

LS said...

Who is Grandmaster Flash?

O.K. said...

Old school hip-hopper.
Wikipedia to the resque.

LS said...

Another example of all the things you can learn from uncle O.K.