attracts dilettantes in part because the process of turning it into fuel seems so straightforward.
At least he achieved something worthy before falling from grace.We buy the newspapers; watch the TV programmes, and worse yet buy the products and services to associate ourselves with people barely on the next rung of the evolutionary ladder from pond scum
. We watch talentless dross on reality TV shows too, and companies happily place their advertising.
In his desperation to escape accountability to a creator, Richard Dawkins (Commentary, April 27) must have spent a proverbial eternity tracing his family tree back to pond scum
But it is the mark of a truly free country that even mobile pond scum
can make a bid for the White House.
I considered sitting through "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Lessons from an Amoeba," but I was afraid images of ex-girlfriends and pond scum
would ruin my appetite.
As a professional travel writer, I occupy a place in the journalistic hierarchy somewhere just above pond scum
. It's tricky territory for a freelancer for two major reasons: press trips and poseurs.
Alan Silberberg's Pond Scum
(0786856343, $15.99) tells of pre-teen Oliver, whose family moves to a rundown old house in a small town.
Just a few years ago, pipeline and telecom companies had gone from Wall Street darlings to pond scum
Then there are the real bottom-dwellers, the pond scum
- radio DJs hanging out, trying to look important.
"We went to get some pond scum
to look at it under the microscopes.
On a good day, traffic wardens would cross the road to avoid us,on a bad day pond scum
would deny all knowledge of us.
They don't have to be treated like pond scum
by some two-bit organization.