We’re on “The Road”.


A man collects recyclable materials from floating garbage washed into Manila after Tropical Storm Nida dumped 12 inches of rain on the Philippines.


  • Title Credit Reference to “The Road“: “Cormac McCarthy’s tenth novel, The Road, is his most harrowing yet deeply personal work. Some unnamed catastrophe has scourged the world to a burnt-out cinder, inhabited by the last remnants of mankind and a very few surviving dogs and fungi. The sky is perpetually shrouded by dust and toxic particulates; the seasons are merely varied intensities of cold and dampness. Bands of cannibals roam the roads and inhabit what few dwellings remain intact in the woods.” (Quote Source: CormacMcCarthy.com. Find Book: Amazon.com. Find Movie Trailer: The Road)
  • Photo – wsj.com photo of the day by Ted Aljibe / Agency France – Presse / Getty images.



  1. GEESH, interesting photo to be sure, but can’t bring myself to hit ‘like’ on this one, pal…

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  2. WLS…stunning, in the most horrific sense…

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  3. Pass the Purell !

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  4. overwhelming sad on every level.

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  5. Oh. How absolutely gut-wrenching. Out of control.

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  6. I’m rushing right out to book my holiday to southeast Asia.

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  7. I’m getting squeamish thinking of what is moving about under all that garbage… I hope he got a rebate for the recyclables.

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  8. It’s all I can do to look at such images, though they abound throughout the world, these days. Important to view, for sure. Aloha.

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  9. Heartbreaking – both what we are doing to our planet and the poverty so many endure that forces them to “dumpster dive” in this manner.

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  10. Que imagem impressionante!

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