A styrofoam pumpkin? A surefire winner of the October Thneed Trophy
The winner of October’s Thneed Trophy is . . .
The Styrofoam “Orange Harvest Pumpkin” sold by Walmart and many other fine outlets for your Halloween decorating delights. For a mere $23.49, you can pick up (and toss around, unlike the heavier vegetable version) this 7 ¾” by 9 ¾” beauty, safe in the knowledge that it will still be around a million years after the end of your trick-or-treat days.
You might be disappointed that it doesn’t make great pie. Carving scary faces and putting a candle inside are right out, too. No seeds to dry out either. But, at least, you won’t have to clean up those messy innards.
The Thneed Trophy is awarded monthly by Environmental Action to a product that exemplifies the spirit of The Lorax’s “thneed”. It’s the thing that everyone wants but nobody needs, for which all of the Truffula Trees were cut down. In other words, bad for the environment, with little or no redeeming social value.
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