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Grocery Store Horrors: The Eating Habits

Once again some comics from a never-finished zine circa 2014. I think the only ones I had left to do were the meat and the produce but whatever.

In order to not hit the size limits, here are all 3 pages in separate images. Grocery stores fill me full of dread to this day, even Staff of Life in Santa Cruz –my ideal store –and the comics elaborate the dark currents running under your do-gooder Whole Foods bullshit life. I also have a really hard time reading menus, as the items are never different enough from each other to catch my eye.

grocery-habits1Here’s page 2
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Here’s page 3

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Grocery Store Horrors: The Drugs

So here’s some comics that oughta become a zine in like 2014 but I couldn’t get my shit together for whatever stupid reason. In the zine I was going to talk about why grocery stores freak me out, and they still do. I think the only one that went up on the internet at the time was the one about Target. Here’s the drugs one.

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On KKUP talking about waste

Here’s a talk between Negro and host Diane Solomon about writing and e-waste. The show was Meeting of the Ways on KKUP 91.5 FM Cupertino, 31 July 2016 at 5pm. Make sure to visit ban.org to see about getting your e-waste actually recycled and not just outsourced to the third world!

Things to do for Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! Here’s what to do in commemoration of the day:

–Plant a whole bunch of plants at your house, either in pots or in the ground if you have it. Study their preferences

–Prune any tree in sight. They like haircuts. Make art or tomato stands with the waste

–Locate and read a local plan to take action between Earth Day and Mayday.

–Don’t drive

–Pick up some garbage and/or recycling from the ground

–Buy someone a reusable water container

–Use natural light

–Decide that you don’t even need something you were thinking about buying

–Block a major road in your town with debris or handmade sawhorses that look like the transportation department’s real ones

–Start (or finish?) reading Edward Abbey’s Monkey Wrench Gang

–Tell everyone you know that you’re doing something for the Earth while they’re still being consumers

–Green-shame any “green” fools you know and direct them to something real

–Sabotage any big, transportation-dependent business

What will you do?