Sunday, November 24, 2002

"I just want to say one word to you -- just one word -- 'plastics.' "

That's the line whispered to a young Benjamin Braddock in the movie The Graduate 35 years ago. Some interesting essays have been written on the meaning of that line in the time since the movie's release (for instance, see "Just One World ...'PLASTICS'": Suburban Malaise, Masculinity, and Oedipal Drive in The Graduate), but it looks like the word "plastics" is going to spawn a whole new set of meanings. That's my observation after reading the news that Food scraps make perfect plastic. Biodegradable, too.

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