Homecoming is this weekend at UCLA. I saw some people making floats for the sorry-ass parade.

I remember in high school, each class would make a parade float for Homecoming. Students and parents would spend days designing and constructing these elaborate compositions of wood, chicken wire, tissue paper and glue. Then, on the day of Homecoming, the floats would parade through our little suburban downtown and later around our school's football field during halftime of the Homecoming game. The best float would be announced and before the third quarter was over, the floats were resting in dumpsters.

I think Homecoming floats are a waste of natural resources, right up there with coffee cup sleeves.