Today's dystopian nightmare prize goes to the Teleosis Institute, which showed up yesterday at Jack London Square to collect buckets of expired medication and warn bystanders about a possible epidemic of mutated fish.
Too many people, especially the elderly (curse them and their children!) are flushing old drugs and medicines down the toilet, suffusing the watersheds of America with icky drug cocktails. According to the Oakland Tribune, the issue became a little more urgent when the Associated Press reported that 41 million Americans were chugging down measurable amounts of medicines with their drinking water, and the green nonprofit Teleosis Institute came out as part of No Drugs Down the Drain Week. "You put a little Prozac in there, a little birth control and next thing you know fish are changing sex and coming out all mutated," Teleosis staffer Morola Adjibodou told the Trib. "It looks like something out of the 'X-Men.'"