get_results($sql); if (count($rs)<1) // not yet added { $sql="insert into island_like (user_id, post_id, date_added) values (\"".mysql_real_escape_string($uid)."\", \"".mysql_real_escape_string(get_the_ID())."\", NOW());"; $rs = $wpdb->get_results($sql); } } elseif (!empty($_REQUEST['remove_like']) && !empty( $uid)) { // unset here $sql="delete from island_like where user_id=\"".mysql_real_escape_string($uid)."\" and post_id=\"".mysql_real_escape_string(get_the_ID())."\";"; $rs = $wpdb->get_results($sql); } /* $sql="select U.display_name, U.user_nicename, U.id as uid, if(U.id=\"".mysql_real_escape_string($uid)."\",1,0) as is_current, if (U.id=19, 1,0) as is_allee ". "from island_like as L, wp_users as U ". "where L.post_id=\"".mysql_real_escape_string(get_the_ID())."\" ". "and U.ID=L.user_id ". "order by is_current DESC, is_allee DESC, date_added DESC;"; $jealous_rs = $wpdb->get_results($sql); $user_is_jealous=0; if (count($jealous_rs)>0) { if ($jealous_rs[0]->uid==$uid) { $user_is_jealous=1; } }*/ ?>

Groovy Eco Labels!

Submitted by Douglas Wood July 16th, 2011
slug=='certifikitsch-winners') { $is_award=1; } if ($cat->slug=='classique-d-camembert-winners') { $is_gold_award=1; } if ($cat->slug=='love-is-in-the-hair-award-winners') { $is_hair=1; } } // true added because this table will now always exist - jealous button if ($is_award || $is_gold_award || $is_hair || true) { $admin_email_pop_coa=$admin_email_pop_cdc=$admin_email_pop_liith=""; if ( current_user_can('level_10') ) { $now=gmdate("Y-m-d H:i:s"); $key=sha1("A".$now."B"); $the_title=single_post_title("", false); ?> Send Certifikitsch Confirmation Email to: ".get_the_author_meta('display_name').""; $admin_email_pop_cdc="
Send Classique d' Camembert Confirmation Email to: ".get_the_author_meta('display_name').""; $admin_email_pop_liith="
Send Love Is In The Hair Confirmation Email to: ".get_the_author_meta('display_name').""; } echo "
"; if ($is_award) { echo ''; echo 'Certifikitsch Winner'.$admin_email_pop_coa; } if ($is_gold_award) { echo ''; echo 'Classique d Camembert'.$admin_email_pop_cdc; } if ($is_hair) { echo ''; echo 'Love Is In The Hair'.$admin_email_pop_liith; } /* if (empty($uid)) { $str="Click if you\\'re Jealous!
(You must be logged in to be Jealous.)"; } elseif ($user_is_jealous) { $str="You are Jealous of this Kitsch!"; } else { $str="Click if you\\'re Jealous!"; } if (empty($uid)) { echo 'Jealous'; } elseif ($user_is_jealous) { echo 'Jealous'; } else { echo 'Jealous'; } if (count($jealous_rs)>0) { echo "(".count($jealous_rs).")"; } */ echo "
\n\n"; } ?>

I love that the Donald Knoob company exploited the ecology movement circa 1972 as a means to sell a bunch of mod stickers.  Marketed as a “do-it-yourself recycling kit,” these 16 colorful stickers are designed to wrap around  old beverage cans, instantly transforming them into practical household items such as a pencil holder…

…a razor blade receptacle…

…a screw container, a tool holder…

…a button holder, or a piggy bank:

Other uses include a scary, “anti-pollution ashtray,” a fire emergency bucket, or a wacky can of elbow grease:

It’s somewhat ironic that I found these stickers 39 years after they were made at a garage sale, in never-been-used condition and will undoubtedly, recycle them yet again by listing them on eBay.

2 Responses to “Groovy Eco Labels!”

  1. Allee Willis

    So excellent that these are pushed as a recycling kit. Which is actually pretty accurate.

    I remember being totally fascinated by these stickers when they first came out. But from the earliest age I was still so into authenticity that I couldn’t bear covering anything with them, even soda cans. I do, however, remember using soda cans for everything from covering lampshades with them to using them as little pencil cans. But I still don’t remember covering any of them. Knowing me, I couldn’t bear breaking up the sticker set. I’m sure that I never owned this exact set though because looking at the final photo with all of the cans I would have killed to have the entire set of covered cans and would have never thrown them out.

    I love all the designs. Really clean and sophisticated for stickers. I especially love ‘Screw it!’.