Saturday, June 26, 2010

Flipping Heck, They're at it Again...

And today, presenting, as found, the flipside of yesterday's 'roadkill' object...



More curious overnight movements amongst the 'roadkill' cans (note a pretty neat flip in this instance, with, otherwise, little significant positional change), another unstill life composition, with, additionally, much splatter-staining of the double black lines in the vicinity of the occurrence...

4 comments:

JazzGreen said...

indeed, some very subtle and canny gymnastics captured on camera... it might even make its way back to the recycling bank...

i note too, two scratches within the lower 'black line', one of which, curiously, stops just before the can - and then, a gentle frill of the previous council yellow, which is further echoed in the can's 'multipack' banding (and in the GB logo)...

TV's Mr Snooker said...

I wonder if the original, 'normal' version of the brand would have been able to perform a similarly neat gymnastic feat as it's 'diet' sibling? One imagines not...maybe it's all a cunning marketing ploy to advertise the benefits of drinking this version of the beverage! Somehow, I'm beginning to feel suitably suckered-in to the campaign...

And perhaps, given the human tendency to litterbug, the cans are being equipped with chips that will allow them to home into the recycling banks...or is that too much to hope for?
Incidentally, that reminds me of a wonderful Tom Robbins novel wherein usually inanimate objects do actually possess the power of locomotion, through molecular agitation...must read it again, especially as one of the human protagonists is an artist.

Those grooves are very interesting too, Jazz - they do seem to have directed the position of the can &/or underscored its presence.

And isn't it remarkable just how similar the yellow paint on the can is to that of the original road-marking lines - paying something of a visual tribute to that which has been (almost) 'disappeared' by the authorities, perhaps..?

I notice, too, how drawn-in you're becoming to the scrutiny of these little scenes & their incidental details...it's very difficult not to once the process has begun & taken hold!

Thanks again for visiting & commenting - what a relief it is not to be completely talking to oneself!

JazzGreen said...

one does, very occasionally, see the detritus of urban living here in the countryside, such as mcdonalds packaging - which is perhaps not so odd an occurrence (some people like to eat whilst driving), but the nearest 'drive-in' is about twenty miles away - so perhaps mcdonalds packaging also has special 'teleportational' powers to spread the word that greed is good...

and yes, perhaps i have been mildly drawn-in by your 'road skills'...

TV's Mr Snooker said...

Indeed, the ubiquity of the carelessly-discarded evidence of such all-consuming global brands is one of the most visible of contemporary cultural & ecological diseases, it's sad to know that nowhere is sacred or immune to such a blight - greed certainly seems to be endemic, Jazz, whether one subscribes to the philosophy that it's good or not...