Sunday, May 04, 2008

The Story of Stuff

this is a 20 minute movie of "the story of stuff"
it is probably quite important that you watch it...

http://www.storyofstuff.com/

[we will watch this in class so don't waste your bandwidth at home unless you really want to - i suggest you try to watch it with someone else so you can discuss it and ask questions]

23 comments:

Neina-Marie said...

I'm watching it now, but it takes forever to buffer. Hopefully your computers not too old!

Neina-Marie said...

Ok, the connections stuffed. It's so interesting, it took all my will-power to close it down. The conception of it is amazing. It's just so over-whelming, and this is just the starting bit.

flower kitty said...

We didn't even try to watch it.
(we don't have broadband yet)
I enjoyed watching it at school though.
Im having second thoughts about some things...
;p

Neina-Marie said...

It's scary... we are trashing the world we live in! I'm gonna press it in deep on my parents tonight... MUAHAHAHA!
We really need compost and worm bins and what-not, and we need to turn off lights and things more, we need to save the planet - ceep it clean, keep it green, that's what I say! I thought about a lot of what the blonde lady told us, Anne I think her name was, and my eye has opened so muc I think the eye-ball may pop out.
What I think was the scariest is that we don't have enough land to keep making things, and that we don;t have enough land to keep dumping things, we don't have enough air to pollute (We shouldn't pollute anyway) and we don't have enough animals and water to drink and kill.
We are killing ourselves!!!
I have decided to make sure all the stuff I eat and drink and so on can be recycled easier. When I go to food-halls I may bring my own plastic cup to put my drinks in like at Sub-way.
In the USA, 99% of things they buy in dumped in 6 months! SCARY!
And, when we buy new and modern things, they don't last as long as the old types did, because the consumer guys acctually WANT us to dump it! It's horrible! I am so angry that people can let this happen. It's terrible! I have so much anger I can't focus it at other things that need that attention. (Mr Woody pulling my hair and so on (Was it you Mr Woody???).)
So, as you may probably notice, I am appalled, and will try as hard as I can to get something done about it (When I'm older, and have more power and money MUAHAHAHA!!!)
Thank you for listening to my ramble.
Neina

rosiegal said...

The video was really interesting, and made me think a lot about stuff! I want to watch it again, so hopefully our computer doesnt take to buffer it!

rosiegal said...

It takes a bit long to see it! It buffered at the start well, but i had to keep on pausing and playing it to continue seeing the movie!

MrWoody said...

well done people - great to see you really thought about it...

I_luv_animals_AKA_ashymashy said...

that movie\little movie i guess really moved me like mums thinking about getting a compost because of it.
Also mr.woodcock how am i gonna know about that maths?
also snowgirl what do you wanna do for hockey also I RECCOMEND YOU WERE CHINPADS CAUSE IT HURTS IF YOU GET HIT!

Roo said...

This really opened my eyes. It makes me want get out there and do something about it!!!

Neina-Marie said...

I totally agree roo.

olly said...

It so scary how we're destoring/polluting our planet so quickly. I also agree with Roo(wanting to do something about it)

Roo said...

Here is some more info I found:
http://www.geocities.com/EnchantedForest/8319/savethearth.html

Snow Girl said...

Well i enjoyed the movie and all but to me i came a way thinking what can i actulay do too help????
bye:D

MrWoody said...

goo dfo ryou guys! check out the site again to see the "ten things you can do" bit :-) i'm proud of you for caring

kitty milo said...

that was a really interesting clip, It makes you think about- how is the world going to survive with the world consuming that much of it's materials as fast as it does. If you are richer you probably consume more materials like more clothes,ipods cellphones technology like that!!!
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mech boy said...

The problem you say you want to do it but in truth 99% of the time you just say you do not to look stupid and things. Also, I am positive that some of that is not mathmatically correct, she would've just made up numbers and put them down. It's just like Al Gore's " Inconvenient truth" DVD, these people always stretch the truth. For instance, Al Gore's DVD wasn't allowed to be used in the school curriculum because in several parts he was overstating it. Who would you trust mroe to give you better facts, this internet women, or Al Gore the politician who almost became the president of the United States of America

P.S. I have seen the "inconvenient truth" DVD. I'm not making this up!

Marshall said...

before i watched the video, i didn't noticed that our world is such a mess. the ozone hole is getting bigger and bigger by the minute. once you've finished reading this post, about 1000 ozone molecules have been destroyed. but of course it's not just the ozone hole that's just bothering our home planet. global warming is affecting the arctic(or antarctic), rubbish dumped everywhere, and forests are being cleared out now, the carbon-dioxide will never balance in our world according to me!
PS i found a website that ONLY tells us about the ozone layer.
http://www.usatoday.com/weather/climate/2006-08-20-ozone-global-warming_x.htm
and oh yeah, did you know that in the USA, every hour enough coke cans are thrown out can make a stack that takes 6 HOURS FOR AN EXPERT CLIMBER TO CLIMB AT FULL SPEED!

Marshall said...

it's true!

Log-on said...

im worried about the human race dieing out because of this stuff and other.

I_luv_animals_AKA_ashymashy said...

hey mr.woody can you put on a new post?i think we havent got much to talk about.
and i also put a whole lot of things on my blog that might raise some interest if you want to have a look.

mudpies02 said...

I really enjoyed seeing that video :c) It made me realise that our bad habits really need to change! I always knew that we had to recycle and compost and stuff (and I did) but now I want to do something more helpful :D
Also I agree with mech boy, most of the time we say stuff and don't mean it - but I really DO want to help!!!

Neina-Marie said...

Mech boy may be right. But who would lie about such a serious matter???

mudpies02 said...

Lots of people would. Everyone probably does it sometimes...