This is a television set somebody dumped into the cove just north of the ice-skating rink, near where the mute swans often nest. I find it hard to imagine why anybody would have bothered to carry it that deeply into the park, but I suppose there is no accounting for assholes.
During the last year, I’ve seen a tremendous number of televisions on the sidewalk as people have up-graded to flat screens. The wanton waste is awesome -- in its old sense, full of terror and dread. What a shameless society we have become, gathering in our new toys while tossing out the old ones, most of which work perfectly well; but now I suppose it behooves some people to see the make-up covering whatever air-head celebrity’s pores in greater detail. The amount of toxic junk from our electronic garbage is astounding. A fair amount of it is shipped off to China, where the desperately poor break it down for re-usable materials, polluting themselves, their villages, their children. Do people imagine it's not polluting our future just because it's somewhere else?