Sunday, January 02, 2005

from Harper's mag.

Fruits of the Sea

Posted on Thursday, September 9, 2004. The following items were among those found in the last two years during California’s Coastal Cleanup Day, an annual event in which volunteers remove debris from the state’s shorelines. Since the program began in 1985, 8.5 million pounds of garbage have been removed. Originally from Harper's Magazine, June 2004.

4-foot-long stuffed toy salmon

horse’s head

urinal drain

cat’s headstone stating “Your soul is safe now! The spirit is home. Rest in God’s Peace.”

baby bird in a jar

2 phone booths

styrofoam Tiki god

home pregnancy test

Barbie doll with a nail through its hand

pit bull chained to a tree

Scooby Doo underwear

10 dead leopard sharks

plastic eyeball

wooden duck

“Just Married” sign

half a bowling ball

Led Zeppelin album

preserved jalapeƱos

fuzzy dice

check written to Taco Bell for $8.78

Dracula teeth


foam foot advertising a fungus cream

half a turtle shell with leg attached

bird burial box stating “My beloved Chico is dead in this box. He died of old age.”

porcupine bones

divorce papers

dead goats in a bag

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