Thursday, January 6, 2011

Assholes Chop Down The Nevada Shoe Tree!


We passed this very tree this past summer driving east from California on The Loneliest Road in America. And it looks considerably more imposing than this simple snapshot suggests. Unfortunately, the last kiss of sunlight had just departed, and even though it would have probably amounted to nothing more than a well lit picture postcard- at the time, I was nonetheless pissed I didn't at least get a chance at it. The thing is, it's it was an impressive monument just to look at and be in the presence of. The experience magnified by the fact that it was the largest living thing for miles... In fact, the terrain leading east from the tree makes the surface of Mars look absolutely hospitable- oven baked earth that doesn't even support desert shrub for miles...

Gone forever- totally unnecessary, totally asinine! Something like this makes me hope whoever's responsible gets a good butt kicking on a regular basis for a prolonged period of time just to remind them what a severely bent bunch of assholes they really, truly are!

3 comments:

petebrook said...

Stan. Some people are just morons. This is the type of behaviour you can't legislate for.

As you say, total waste.

I hate to double down on the environment-battering bad-news, but this story reflects the carnage in the UK last month, where a sacred tree in Glastonbury had all its limbs hacked off:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/religion/8192459/Vandals-destroy-Holy-Thorn-tree-in-Glastonbury.html

Mark Page said...

I was going to say that Pete, but you pipped me to the post. Although someone did kick our fence in on New Years eve.....

soh said...

crazy sad. i loved that tree.