Sunday, November 01, 2009

The Botany of Desire



PBS has an awesome adaptation of Michael Pollan's The Botany of Desire. If you get a chance check out the program. Each segment follows the symbiotic relationship of humans to four plants, the tulip, marijuana, the potato and the apple. All from the plants point of view.

All this time we have just been used by these plants. I feel so dirty.

:)

Excellent!

5 comments:

tweetey30 said...

Hey I dont know how far you two are from the Chicago Airport but Ruth is leaving from there on Friday.. I dont know what time. But she is going to be there. I am trying to sell one her cards on Ebay she accidently left behind tonight.. I am going to suprise her with the money if I sell it..

Gardenia said...

Interesting viewpoint - just think, these plants could have a diabolical plan - BUT they need us too much for our extinction - BUT, I had no idea we were so controlled..... :@

rauf said...

Not just the plants Candy, the planet itself has a set plan. i have already written about it in some post a couple of years ago

Candy Minx said...

Thanks Tweetey, I don't think we can make it to the airport today. We've been laying low and avoiding crowds until Stagg gets a bit better.

Gardenia, Michael Pollan is one of my fave writers. He is quite funny in the program with a dry wit of sorts. He's funny when he talks about the sex life of marijuana plants.

Rauf, I am very much with you on that...we are a small part of life on the planet. I've never understood the notion that humans are a superior life form. What a bizarre concept.

Four Dinners said...

I once had a very interesting conversation with a rose bush....