Littering for Peace, Revisited

The wife and I swung by to pick up a package from the nearby postal office, and there in the corner was a collection cart half-filled with paper cranes, no doubt waiting to be shipped off to some military supply depot. Over by the pick-up counter, I snapped another crappy camera-phone photo of a poster, encouraging citizens to fold cranes for peace.

I couldn’t find the collection cart filled with letters destined for Santa’s Workshop though.

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5 Comments so far

  1. Ben Harris (unregistered) on November 27th, 2004 @ 2:37 pm

    There is a box or two in the foyer of my office building and one of my colleagues put a few on my monitor (knowing that I think the whole idea is pointless).
    As I was leaving the office on Friday I saw a young Thai boy rush over to the boxes to put his paper cranes in there. At least it’s making someone happy :)

  2. Rasee (unregistered) on November 27th, 2004 @ 5:50 pm

    Paul, you so burst my bubble! I was all into Paper Cranes for Peace! Litter for Love! Origami for…for…hmmm. I had to get a student to teach me to fold a paper crane today because it was starting to annoy me that this whole damn city seems to know how to do it. Pfft. I wonder what would happen if the cranes–with their pointy bits–blinded someone. Peaceful Paper Cranes Blind People!

  3. Paul (unregistered) on November 28th, 2004 @ 5:41 pm

    Rasee, you crack me up. If you rail against people launching river-polluting krathong floats, I’m guessing you gotta be at least a teensy-weensy bit indignant about dumping plane-loads full of non-biodegradable paper across 3 to 4 provinces!

  4. him (unregistered) on November 28th, 2004 @ 8:35 pm

    I’m guessing it’s more simple: Rasee had noone to “krathong” with, but enjoys the prospect of creative paper folding! :D

    BTW, now the cranes are bloody everywhere. In fact, they are even on the front desk of the condo. Thing is, the onesthere are big. Not small. They’ll hurt.

    This is going to be such a disaster.

    I was asked “when are they dropping the cranes” to which I could only reply “the day before the war starts!”

  5. Scuba (unregistered) on November 29th, 2004 @ 6:22 pm

    Here’s a great article from the Nation today:

    Origami drop faces logistical problems: With only six days to go, officials are still not sure how to collect or transport the 60 million specially-made ‘birds of peace’

    You remember the “dove release” scene from Mars Attacks? :-)

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