The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

29 March 2008

Not a sixty-minute man

Besides, it's frickin' dark outside.

Posted at 8:00 PM to Family Joules


I completely forgot about "Earth Hour" until it was over in my time zone. I think I should still get credit, though...

Posted by: McGehee at 8:16 PM on 29 March 2008

I blinked, and that's like turning the lights out with my mind (and my eyelids).

Posted by: Brian J. at 8:24 PM on 29 March 2008

I liked this bit from HeatherRadish:

Hell, if you don't like owning appliances and using heat and fans and lightbulbs in the evening, just don't do it. No one's making you live in comfort kings and queens couldn't buy even 200 years ago. But don't you DARE tell me I can't.

Posted by: CGHill at 9:55 PM on 29 March 2008

I like that, too.

And thanks for going to the trouble of the trackback.

M

Posted by: Mark Alger at 10:19 PM on 29 March 2008

It's like Valentine's Day. Just as people buy and do stuff on one day of the year to show their love, people turn off their lights for one hour of the year to show they conserve energy. If people are really for this stuff, why don't they practice it on EVERY day of the year? (Of course, one could carry it too far. I know this grad student who has a habit of working with the lights off. Not too smart if you trip and fall face first into the tub of acid used to wash glassware.)

Posted by: sya at 1:09 AM on 30 March 2008

Just so. It's apparently more important to some people to look like they're doing something meaningful than actually to do something meaningful.

My one indelible lesson from lab work: hot glass looks exactly the same as cold glass.

Posted by: CGHill at 6:20 AM on 30 March 2008

...as do pot covers on the stove...

why, I didn't even notice this cretinism. maybe because it's just the latest and very "in character" for all other favorite lib cretinisms: wind/solar energy as prevalent source of power for the nation, affirmative action, poverty-charity-art auctions, etc etc.

It's all lip service.

Posted by: Tatyana at 9:19 AM on 30 March 2008

Instead of doing it for just one hour one night a year, how about a commitment to reduce light pollution and electric waste year around? Quit pretending to care and actually do something. Poop or get off the pot.

On the other hand, deliberately wasting resources is bad stewardship of the planet Earth. You'll answer for it at Judgment.

Posted by: Dan B at 9:30 AM on 30 March 2008

I didn't realize the cult of Mother Gaia had a formal plan for apocalypse and judging the gluttonous. I was under the impression they were still working from "Angry Volcano want sacrifice!" level of theology yet.

Posted by: Brian J. at 1:58 PM on 30 March 2008

American Fez: A World Lit Only By Fire

Posted by: Tatyana at 7:08 PM on 30 March 2008

Brian J:

As far as I know, the "Cult of Gaia" has no Final Judgment.

Christianity, on the other hand, does. Dust off your Bible and read Matthew 25 or Luke 19 sometime.

Posted by: Dan B at 8:04 PM on 30 March 2008