JAN 20, 2017
I'm no botanist.
I'm no political scientist either. I'm just an average guy who happens to agree with the theory that society as a whole is suffering from a massive "dumbing down" - specifically here in the States.
Clearly inspired by Mike Judge's Idiocracy, this little project is a simple commentary on how we've collectively become lazy, easily swayed and in a lot of cases reliant upon the misinformation of over-glorified and under-qualified pundits.
We ignore facts. We disregard science. Civility is vanishing. Social evolution is failing.
Our demagogue is here - and could be argued he was brought to us by Carl's Jr.
Beginning January 20th (Inauguration Day), I will be watering this plant every week with Gatorade (of course it has to be orange) and documenting the "progress" every day for the next 4 years (or until I become bored with it). Each image will be accompanied by a tweet from the president elect (if applicable).
Do I think this plant will live? Absolutely not. I do have an inkling of hope as this particular species (rubber plant) is supposedly "impossible to kill"... which is a similar, yet ignorant perception of this country that is apparently held by a large chunk of the population.
Anyway - fuck you. I'm eating.