||the Twenty-Ninth of January, 2004|
|"Schoolchildren, award-winning author Helen
Dunmore, and scientist and broadcaster Adam Hart-Davis joined Bristol's
Lord Mayor, a seven-foot Triffid, and Andrew Kelly, Project Director, in
At-Bristol's Wildwalk." - the Mayor of Bristol is a seven foot
Triffid. I'm beginning to understand.
Bristol to advertise, or possibly enforce, the city's literacy
campaign. The project's official site
is illustrated with a wonderful range of Triffid pictures, with some good
snippets of commentary from John Wyndham, and general further reading on
GM plants and the collapse of society. I'm wondering whether Bristol knows something we don't. [from Leonard]
|The life-cycle of roadside bouquets - are they being periodically
replaced by the same group of mourners, or are further people being
killed in the same places? Or are the mourners themselves being
run over, perpetuating the cycle as they dash across busy four-lane
intersections with flowers and sellotape? (And don't these people have
graves to go to? Is it a covert government alternative to
coffins four-deep in graveyards; burying people where they fall,
with a roadsign or a railing for a headstone?)|
It's an interesting grass-roots implementation of
Hillman's black plaques, though - memento mori for those at the
traffic lights, with the added punch of ongoing and living remembrance.
Florists should donate end-of-day flowers.