Mass Observation Project: Rubbish

by Michael Sakowicz November. 01, 2010 1853 views

Garbage - Stupid Girl [youtube.com]

Stranger than fiction, it seems as though my participation in the ‘MOP’ spawns images that invoke a serious side, rather than my usual ‘witt’ or blatent ‘attempt’ at humor. Because once again, I give you a photo that has an interesting and true story.

This is the ‘parking lot’ of a certain ‘stadium’ after a certain ‘game’. I don't want to get into the particulars since it's not worth putting the organization in the negative spotlight, but knowing where I live, you might be able to figure it out.

Basically, the parking lot was trashed by the time the sporting event was through, and I found it rather shocking since I had not seen this magnitude before. The twisted metal you see used to be a ‘tent/canopy’, but did not fair well. Yes, there were other ares that were far worse, but my little P&S wasn't doing so well in power that night. At least I found an entry for the ‘MOP.’ Cheers.

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Lynn 10 years, 6 months ago

It's time for a good clean-up...fantastic image :))

10 years, 6 months ago Edited
Marek 10 years, 7 months ago

good street photo

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Michka43 10 years, 7 months ago

well done!

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Huiching 10 years, 7 months ago

Oh goodness!

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Sara G 10 years, 7 months ago

That is really a d--- shame..some people are so lazy..I'm glad you take this kind of thing seriously :-))

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Art Bee 10 years, 7 months ago

This seems to be the game spirit these days.......

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Masoud مسعود 10 years, 7 months ago

Different shot !

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Thebronzebow 10 years, 7 months ago

the ugly side of tailgating has definitely spread.

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Jarvo J 10 years, 7 months ago

What a mess. And I thought only in Europe did sports fans make a mess.

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Christa 10 years, 7 months ago

I have seen worse, unfortunately. You show reality!

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Livelovelaugh 10 years, 7 months ago

I see this all the time as well. It kinda sucks, though. Great post. :)

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Diane Davis 10 years, 7 months ago

Despicable! Are these people called good sports? And is this the way we treat our world?

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Kate 10 years, 7 months ago

Brilliant for the theme... same here after rugby matches... sad

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Eiram Marie 10 years, 7 months ago

well...I am somehow not suprised...

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Karman 10 years, 7 months ago

I have seen this mess many times and it is a good tribute to tailgators and fans. It is sad that they do not take up their own mess....I live in a town where tailgating is not so much but for St. Patricks Day in March we make a BIG mess....

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Jacki 10 years, 7 months ago

AHhhh... since I also live in a college town, which I will dare to name, Ann Arbor :-) ... I know this mess well. Interesting however that it's my understanding that organizations (like the boy scouts, kiwanis club, etc) actually sign up to clean up the mess (paid by the University) and make money for their organizations! I thought that quite ingenious when I heard about it.

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Moira 10 years, 7 months ago

Maybe the players need to give out some serious words about the problem before the game starts!!! Supporters tend to listen more to their Idols.
Good shot.

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Kaitlyn 10 years, 7 months ago

Nice !

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Jennye 10 years, 7 months ago

Fantastic shot for MOP!!
...cool song too.

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 10 years, 7 months ago

[i]We see this here as well after football matches and festivals.[/i]

Nice shot for the mop.

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Claire 10 years, 7 months ago

incredible !!!!!!!!!!!!!

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Marsha 10 years, 7 months ago

What an unfortunate find for your MOP shot, Mike. Of course, judging by all the plastic cups, no doubt alcohol figured prominently in these results. Musta been some party....too much to drink and apparently not much to eat!

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Gerd Korts 10 years, 7 months ago

I would not be so harsh because I guess every stadium looks like that after a game

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Stefan Fletcher 10 years, 7 months ago

Very interesting. I am trying to work out whether the home side won on the strength of this stuff.

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Eric J H Joyce 10 years, 7 months ago

Great shot.

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