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…CD spindles are great for holding bagels?

CD Bagel

Some people just see the world a little different. Most of us would look at an empty CD spindle and just see garbage, but Flickr user pkwa looked at it and saw a better use: bagel sandwich holder. Just account for the post in the middle when you’re making your sandwich (cuts holes into your meat and keep the sauce out of the middle), and you’ve got a great way to keep everything together and unsquished until it’s time to enjoy your creation. Eat up.

[Flickr – Bagel To Go]

[Via: Slashfood]

…Trash is art?

Trashball Sign

Apparently, Justin Gignac isn’t the only one who thinks that garbage can be art. Christopher Goodwin, a 37-year-old dump truck driver from Washington D.C., collects trash and puts it into one-inch plastic balls that he calls Trashballs. He then fills two vending machines with these Trashballs, and for a quarter, anyone can get a piece of his work. So far he’s sold over 3,000 of them, for a total profit of $750 (in other words, he does it for the love, and not for the money). What love, you ask? “I kind of think everything deserves a second look… Someone designed this, manufactured it, used it and tossed it away”. These aren’t just G rated balls either; as he’s been known to fill them with “dead bugs, drug baggies and broken glass”. There’s even a sign over each dispenser, asking that no one under 18 buy a Trashball.


If you’d like to see some of the larger and more important pieces of trash that Chris finds, be sure to check out his blog for a look at some of D.C.’s finest. It’s trashtastic.


[Trashball Blog]

[Via: Washington Post]

[Via: bookofjoe]

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