Friday, July 13, 2007

"I Want To Say One Word to You...Plastics." "Just How Do You Mean That, Sir?"

I'm sure we'd all like to wish a happy 100th birthday to plastics.

That's right. On July 13, 1907, Leo Baekeland submitted his patent to the United States government for the invention of plastic.

We need to thank God for all the consumer products we can own because of plastics. Computers, cars, etc., blah, blah, blah.

But I'd like to thank Baekeland for a few special products.

Where would we be if we couldn't have handy dandy products where we could microwave our eggs?

I'd like to express my gratitude that materials science people have found plastics so useful in creating ever more powerful weapons that are currently being used to kill Iraqi men, women, and children.

And of course, we need to laud plastics for providing young girls with Barbie's unreasonably large breasts. No one has done more to tell women that large breasts are synonymous with attractiveness and therefore give young girls feelings of inadequacy.

Thank you plastics! Where would be without you!!!