Friday, July 25, 2008

Reduce/reuse/recycle as I say, not as I reduce/reuse/recycle

You'd think that Al Gore would instruct his drivers not to leave a car idling with the air conditioning running while he gives a speech. But you'd also think he wouldn't allow an SUV to be a part of his caravan, either. Oh, well. He can always buy even more carbon credits from the company that he owns.

Now, before you get your hemp panties in a bunch, it's the green hypocrites that I'm picking on. I have the utmost respect for people like Ed Begley, Jr. While I may not agree with him, there's no denying that he walks it like he talks it. The fact that he has a sense of humor about himself is just icing on the cake. Plus, anyone who's been on "Arrested Development" gets a lifetime pass from me.

In other green news, here's a list of all of the terrible things caused by global warming*. I see it was recently updated to include Black Hawk Down. Nice.

Last night's "green guilt" episode of "Penn & Teller: Bullshit!" was entertaining, but didn't really tell me anything that I didn't already know beforehand. I'm glad that I'm not the only one who sees a parallel between carbon credits and indulgences by the Catholic church before Martin Luther came along. Anyway, this one was a nice compliment to previous episodes about recycling and environmental hysteria (the latter of which is available in full on YouTube).

*Thanks to spydrz for the link.


spydrz said...

Many thanks for the shout-out. I'll buy some guilt assuage credits in your honor.

Anonymous said...

I just bought a Suburban to go polar bear hunting while smoking cigars and blasting the AC - how many carbon credits will I need?

spydrz said...

I wanted to buy a Suburban in green, so I could tell everyone it's a green car. But it's not made in that color :(

Micah said...

KPMD - I'll have to consult High Priest Gore. Did you happen to equip your SUV with a drag parachute composed of plastic grocery bags? Because that'll just add to your tally.

spyrdz - Just buy a different Suburban and slap a "Hyrdocarbon-powered car" sticker on it.

Anonymous said...

That's a weak video and a lame attempt to try to make a good guy look bad and a good cause seem pointless.