Am I missing something here?

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/chicago/look/look-jasons-weekend-project-with-urban-tree-forge-076215
On the website Apartment Therapy, they're running a buncha photos about a Pittsburgh bunch called the Urban Tree Forge. their mission statement: "From Urban Tree Forge's mission statement: Being firm believers in sustainability, our projects utilize wood from our own urban forest or recycled from within our community. By utilizing locally available and sustainable natural resources, we are removing trees from our landfills, and placing salvaged wood back into a productive life cycle. This also helps us to protect our state and national forests by reducing our reliance on them for our urban projects."
Sounds great. But the photos depict them cutting a nice, big silver maple log-- a maple log perhaps three feet in diameter-- into big, two and a half foot CUBES. Solid CUBES. Which will then be shaped, mildly, into "two solid wood chairs and two massive cube end tables."
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http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/chicago/look/look-jasons-weekend-project-with-urban-tree-forge-076215
Whatsa matter?? Don't you recognize AHT??
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Keep in mind that anyone who twice in a paragraph uses "utilize" to mean "use" is probably trying to sell you something you neither want nor need.
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http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o290/Robatoy/StrunkEB.jpg
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:
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o290/Robatoy/StrunkEB.jpg
It's largely a waste of paper, and the reader's time.
http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/theword/2008/09/return_of_the_l.html http://158.130.17.5/~myl/languagelog/archives/000994.html http://158.130.17.5/~myl/languagelog/archives/001604.html http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/001803.html
Enjoy!
    -- Andy Barss
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Think of all the CO2 they wouldn't release into the atmosphere if they'd just shut up!
Puckdropper
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writers are incorrigible.
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<puckdropper(at)yahoo(dot)com> says...

Same amount of cO2. ...just a little cooler.
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:> Keep in mind that anyone who twice in a paragraph uses "utilize" to :> mean "use" is probably trying to sell you something you neither want :> nor need.
: Yup... If they won't conserve syllables, why should we expect them to conserve anything else?
Yeah, and we all know how scarce syllables are getting nowadays.
Andy Barss (who thinks most style guides are written by pompous idiots)
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Andrew Barss wrote:

Not to mention punctuation. Why,just last week my keyboard ran out of semicolons. Fortunately I was able to carve some more out of some cherry scraps I had lying around.
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My uncle Dave would make the blocks into cowboy hats!
Yep - he turns big stuff and makes wood hats out of 1 chunk of wood. Martin
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Well, it does say, "The massive silver maple used in this particular project came from Pittsburgh's Allegheny Cemetery. The cemetery removes old and damaged trees and leaves them in a large pile unused. This log represents a small fraction of material to be reclaimed in the cemetery..."
--
Dennis


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