Archive for the ‘GSSD’ Category

Guide Series Seal of Disapproval (?)

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Guide Series Seal of Disapproval: the Michigan Bull’s Eye

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

The Great Lake’s Echo, though a fine environmental news source, is also the harbinger of a doom so black that night terrors chase me through my dreams. Asian carp, pharmaceutical and cosmetic waste, quagga mussels, the doughnut bloom, oligotrophication of Lake Michigan.

Child’s play. The PG news.

The Echo brings to our attention an interesting feature on the USGS website: the Tapestry project, a mashup of geological and topographical data shown in map format.

Unfortunately, as you can see, there is a mysterious bull’s eye sitting directly over the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. Baldwin appears to be at the epicenter of whatever alien doomsday scenario is about to unfold, which may or may not be a bad thing.

Prepare your bunkers. And fish the Pere Marquette while there’s still time.

Guide Series Seal of Disapproval: Wood Burning Power Plants

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Wood burning power plants sound like a terrible idea and we therefore dangle and wiggle thy skinny white specter of disapproval through the hole in our neoprenes in its general direction.

Burning woody debris from sawmills, paper mills and logging operations is a great idea because this debris decays and releases it carbon back into the atmosphere anyway. But harvesting trees for the express purpose of burning them for power will devastate the forests of the upper Midwest for a second time in 100 years. Deforestation is one of the reasons why the Great Lakes are plagued by so many ecological and environmental problems today, why native species were extirpated, why grayling are gone, why coaster brook trout are all but gone. Let’s try not to burn anything for power anymore.

I done heard it’s real windy on them Great Lakes. Wonder why we can’t do wind farms? Even Indiana has wind farms.

Guide Series Seal of Disapproval: Asian carp

Monday, May 10th, 2010

slimy neoprenes

Sung to the tune of the Folger’s song: the best part of waking up, is wet neoprenes in your nose.  The Guide Series Seal of Disapproval (GSSD) is when we slap someone or something across the face with said wet neoprenes.

We at Third Coast Fly are big fans of Great Lakes Echo, a not for profit Great Lakes environmental news outlet.  They will never earn the GSSD.  They are running a pretty fantastic series of photos submitted by users called Carp Bomb wherein you photoshop a picture of an asian carp into some other image and hilarity ensues.  Being that the threat posed by Asian carp to our favorite watersheds is so great, it is only fitting that they receive the first wet, sloppy, stinky slap of the neoprenes right across their stupid fish faces.  Take that, Asian carp.

If you have any carp bombs, please send them to the Echo.