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A shrubbery! Or two…

December 6, 2011

Some who ride scooters do so to make a statement about environmental impact. In places like Indonesia, where most people ride scooters and motorbikes, making such a statment requires a bit more ingenuity.

A group of guerilla performance artists rode around wearing helmets that contained potted plants. Look closely and you’ll see the helmets are not kludged-up improvisations (or upside-down DEVO hats), but complete full-face helmets. With a place for potting soil.

Be sure not to miss the reaction of the one guy not wearing a flower pot, at about 33 seconds in. It’s priceless. Favicon

  1. December 7, 2011 4:17 am

    Thanks for posting that Orin. I can think of many issues that those trees give rise to running from social (a whole other dimension of dementia), to automotive (clearance?), to botanical (pruning; are plants meant to travel that fast?), to physical (imagine the drag at 60 mph!), to practical (how often do you water?), to ecological (what happens when a rare species nests in it?), to medical (could the roots tap your brain?), and I’m sure there are others that aren’t immediately coming to mind.

  2. Jack Riepe permalink
    December 7, 2011 2:37 pm

    Dear Orin:

    The last time I saw a large group of nearly functional vegetables, they were in Congress.

    Fondest regards,
    Twisted Roads

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