Tinted windows? check.
One member of the gang, Larry, an allegedly-funny 'white guy' and 'real estate investor' has struggled in recent years to make payments on his many properties.
I predict the Benzo is an SEL, a 190 or an SEC, and that a search of the Benzo will reveal traces of buttermilk biscuits.
We are selling our attention whenever we're on the clock.
When we're recreating, it's different: Capitalists, having made a big enough bunch of us look at some shiny content they own, then sell other Capitalists the right to divert our attention with their ads.
Good, well-placed ads distract people and keep them on task long enough to spend their money.
Corexit's old tag line:"Got a slick? Can't correct it? Corexit!"
New tag lines:
"It's Photoshop for oil slicks."
"Photoshop. With neurotoxins!"
"It's like Photoshop, for the real world, on steroids."*
*if steroids caused internal bleeding, cancer, brain damage, and kidney failure.
BP has done a lot of things for aesthetic reasons, and not all of them are as inconsequential as doctoring photos.
And atmospheric carbon fixation is something of a moot point when we have hundreds of years of reserves of carbon that we are already digging up out of the ground and expelling into the atmosphere as highly concentrated CO2. They will even pay you to take it.
Parent gets to the point. The advantages of plants are: plants provide a service that "They will even pay you" for: pulling waste CO2 out of the atmosphere; plants store solar energy; plants manufacture themselves*; waste oxygen from plants is an essential ingredient to animal life.
Disadvantages: plants are flammable when dry, some have potential to maim when knocked over, some taste icky, the larger ones can be navigation hazards, and many harbor undesirable organisms*.
*Some plants are specially engineered not to harbor undesirable organisms. However, these plants are also usually rendered unable to manufacture themselves.
In about 80 years, just about anyone who likes *anything* now will be dead.
A more important problem for newspapers is that their readers do not fit well with most advertisers' target demographic. People beyond a "certain age," have declining disposable incomes, but even before that their purchasing preferences have ossified to the point where advertising doesn't sway their spending habits. Coupled, these two phenomena suggest that newspapers will increasingly become vehicles for medical coupon distribution. Live readers are nice, but if their purchases are few and their habits are stable, advertisers aren't going to spend money to reach them.