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Recycling, politics-style

If you showed your political colors via a pumpkin, your sign can go into a compost bin when it’s no longer needed. But if you opted for one of those lawn signs, composting is not an option.

You could, like a few homes I see in my area, continue to display your sign. At this point, though, that smacks of schadenfreude. I think it’s best to have your Schadenfreude Pie, then move on.*

You could just throw it in the trash. But if just thinking about that triggers your want-to-save-the-planet reflex, then try this instead: turn it into a birdhouse. Looks pretty easy to do!

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*The creator of this pie, John Scalzi, has this to say about the pie he made last week: “One of the reasons I love this pie I have invented is that it is perfect for what it’s supposed to be, which is something rich and dark and bitter that you better not have too much of. Last night and this morning, each time I took a slice of it, I took ever-so-slightly more than I should have, and now both times it’s sat in my stomach, threatening reflux. It’s a moral lesson, really: Like this particular pie, too much gloating invites payback. It’s nice to have a physical lesson to go with the existential one.”

3 Responses to “Recycling, politics-style”

  1. Katie Jon 14 Nov 2008 at 12:01 pm

    Ok, when are we making that pie?

  2. Imperatrixon 14 Nov 2008 at 12:15 pm

    Thanks for the link! I love the pictures he attached to it. Cute models that guy has.

    One thing I really didn’t like after the primary in NH (Oh, NH, how I miss thee!) was that all the signs plastered along the side of roads by the different campaigns were fallen over, litter-like.

    I thought each campaign should send 5 people to a community sign clean-up patrol.

  3. bethon 18 Nov 2008 at 12:09 am

    That pie sounds great! Have you tried it yet? Shucks, no bird house for me – my political sign is not made of corrugated plastic. I’ve got a plastic pillowcase thingy that fits over a metal frame. Now you’ve got me thinking, what can I do with that?

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