Dan Goldman gave us a tip on an Upcycle gone bent. Even though this isn’t building material reuse, or really reuse in any way (turns out this hoop wasn’t even discarded) we like it when we get mail.
So check out the folks from PANYL dumpster dunking.
(For a more legit expression of reuse – join The Drop Box Brigade and bring waste awareness to your community!)
Everybody’s heard of Dumpster-diving. A smaller number may be aware of a great New Orleans band called Dumpstaphunk featuring cousins Ivan and Ian Neville. But to our knowledge this is the official coining of “Dumpster Dunking.”
You see about 10 days ago a basketball hoop appeared next to the dumpster. It had a crack or two in the backboard and a healthy coating of filth, but otherwise in perfectly usable condition. After a few more days we assumed that whoever brought it was trying to get it in the dumpster but it was too heavy and they had to just leave it there. We then thought, “We should be the ones to upcycle it.”
Except that it wasn’t actually being thrown out. It was a guy’s in the architecture office next door and for some reason he didn’t really like that we essentially had vandalized his hoop. (This also led to a side debate about whether you can “upcycle” something that isn’t being discarded. We eventually concluded that would just be “decorating”).
Lastly, Tris drove the net.