Strip tease for the trees.
November 11, 2001 7:11 AM   Subscribe

Strip tease for the trees. Now this is environmentalism that every red-blooded American male can get behind. What next, "Chippendales Say Earth First!"
posted by MAYORBOB (13 comments total)
One of the protesters, a 22-year-old who gave her name as ''Maple,'' said she was surprised at how agreeable the loggers were when confronted by topless women.

Wonders never cease. Now it seems lumberjacks like looking at bare-breasted women. Whatever next? Burgers, beer and football?
posted by MiguelCardoso at 7:40 AM on November 11, 2001

"Goddess-based, nude Buddhist guerrilla poetry"

consciousness raising :)
posted by kliuless at 9:40 AM on November 11, 2001

In other news ... the company is now 6 months ahead of schedule due to the sudden inexplicable influx of dozens of volunteer lumberjacks.
posted by RavinDave at 9:59 AM on November 11, 2001

Uh, I just want to, uh, tell any women that might be out there, that I'm, uh, doing stuff at my computer that's like, bad for the evironment and stuff. You might want to stop me, or something.
posted by MonkeyMeat at 10:47 AM on November 11, 2001

"To log the hole in the Headwaters is like raping a virgin..."

And a new generation of boys now have a new slang term.

Thank you, La Tigresa. Thank you.
posted by dgallo at 10:49 AM on November 11, 2001

International criticism arouse when the Taliban dynamited giant 1,500 year-old Buddhist statues, and yet we don't think twice about chopping down 3,500+ year-old living trees. And those are the surviving ones. Historical evidence indicates less than 100 years ago there were 5,000+ year-old trees in California. Gotta love America.
posted by fleener at 11:08 AM on November 11, 2001

The statues the Taliban destroyed had meaning. Trees in their natural state do not have meaning, which is imbued in objects by conscious intent.
posted by kindall at 11:38 AM on November 11, 2001

Friday's action marked the largest environmental strip-tease to date.

There's comedy, there's high comedy... and then there's that line at the end of the article.
posted by hincandenza at 2:24 PM on November 11, 2001

Kindall? Sorry. Trees have meaning. Just cuz Man didn't cut them down and turn them into outhouses, doesn't mean they lack meaning. I'm no tree-hugger... weell, actually I am if I'm really drunk on vodka, but that's a long story.

dgallo: quoted, "To log the hole in the Headwaters is like raping a virgin..."

Could be worse.

cute and funny but gross link. A wee bit over the top. Please send small children out of the room before clicking on this link. Thank you.
posted by ZachsMind at 2:26 PM on November 11, 2001

Miguel, YHBT. That reporter was writing deadpan.
posted by dhartung at 2:34 PM on November 11, 2001

dhartung: I have indeed. So much so I had to look up YHBT! I suspect this has happened many, many times before... To tell you the truth, until about, er, last week, I thought "troll" meant "ugly dwarf-like creature who insults people". :-)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 3:38 PM on November 11, 2001





Should I even ask how you found this link?
posted by dgallo at 12:03 AM on November 12, 2001

If a tree has meaning, what is that meaning? How can you tell? Who gave it that meaning?

No, meaning arises from intent, which trees lack completely.
posted by kindall at 11:44 AM on November 12, 2001

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