Wednesday, March 11, 2015

WTF Wednesday: Air Pollution, Chanel No. 5, Unicorn Farm

Buenos Wednesdays! Buenos WTFs!

First of all, thank you for the stitches sympathy last week - I had them removed Monday and my mousing hand is expected to make a full recovery - hooray!

Now onto some environmental WTFery - approaching the Goodwill in Canton, NC one cannot help but be overwhelmed by the sight of massive towers of smoky steam billowing into the sky. 


It's the Evergreen paper mill and it looks like a third world Fraggle Rock - pipes and rusting buildings and silos seemingly haphazardly connected, spewing foul-smelling dusty smoke, all day every day.


It's really quite a sight, and quite a smell, and quite a load for the lungs - "Haywood County has some of the highest levels of industrial air pollution in the state. It ranks fourth out of 100 counties statewide in toxic air emissions, and third statewide in the level of known carcinogens emitted into the air, according to Environmental Protection Agency emissions data for 2010." Here's some more info from the Smoky Mountain News: 

Canton paper mill seeks state aid in costly air pollution upgrades


I hope they are able to quickly turn this into something more eco-friendly. (not bloody likely).

Moving on! Thriftstore treasures! These were part of a set of 12 bonnet-wearing ceramic girls. Creeptastic.

american girl ceramics

These old dudes may be recognizable to somebody, but not to me.

old dude figurines

I smelled this, and they are lying.  Not at all just like Chanel No. 5.

just like chanel

Here we have a sculpture made by Pouncey and Sugarhoney. 

chewed dog bowl

Took them over a year to whittle this design. 

chewed dog bowl

Last but not least, Unicorn Farm Road. 

unicorn farm road

As with all wtf wednesdays, there are no answers, only questions leading to more questions.

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kid D said...

Bonnet wearing girls are scary. Unicorn Farm Road sounds like a great place to live. Speaking of places to all came to blows with the neighbors who have the coconut gifting dog. The other dog, a white lab, was injured. I could visibly see that his front leg was broken. Talked to some neighbors and they said they noticed he was injured three days ago. Called animal welfare, cops showed up...felt like I was in the twilight zone. The dog is at the vet and that is all that really matters. Talk about WTF! WTF is wrong with people?

Anonymous said...

The bonneted women....middle one is Chucky. Old dudes.....left is W.C. Field and right is Liberace.
Was that a dish the pups sculpted? Unicorn Farms. Didn't know they grew unicorns. Made me think of another creature that I never saw a farm of but they had to be somewhere. Remember Naugahide car interiors? Where did they farm Naugas? I never saw one.

skippy haha said...

@kidD - that poor pup, how's he doing now? Very kind of you to lookout for him.

@anonyDad - good point about naugas! All those bonneted women looked like chucky. Terrible!

skippy haha said...

@dad - yes that was pounceys food bowl they whittled, had to put it in the recycling.

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