The Life of a Phone Book
Remember last week when I saw this truck piled high with the yellow pages? – and lamented yet another dumping of these wasteful dinosaurs?
I’m sure my regular readers are sick of weekly posts bitching about phone books, so here’s something more exciting: Another installment of Future Gringo TV. Many of my favorite bloggers are now making videos: Vinny at Insignificant Thoughts produces short commentaries voicing his opinions on culture and politics. The beautiful diabetes blogger Kerri at SixUntilMe.com is video blogging from her car. (Don’t worry she’s not living in it.) The only videos I’ve posted are of me sniffling in the chilly weather while biking around Amsterdam.
So here’s my latest short film: La Vida de Las Páginas Amarillas. (It sounds more important if its foreign.)
Although the quality is far less superior than the above bloggers, and the onset of darkness at 4pm virtually blacks out the climax, (the heaving into the recycle bin,) it still carries a strong message: Prompting advertisers to realize that many of these phone books are simply unwanted, considered unnecessary by a large demographic, and go unused.
I may recut this tomorrow afternoon, but only after hiring a professional light crew and sound person. In the meantime visit these related posts for info on opting out and reducing this wastefulness.