Oh, that’s bad

No, that’s good. Or maybe it’s somewhere in between. According to one report, China is now using more energy than the US. Lance Burri looks at this from both sides now:

Good: we’re not the bad guys anymore — the world can hate China now!

Bad: they’re making it more expensive to drive my car.

Good: they get 70% of their energy from coal, so forget that “more expensive to drive my car” thing.

Bad: China’s economy is growing that fast?

Good: China’s economy is growing that fast!

Bad: but I liked being number one.

Playing while I was copying and pasting: no, not the obvious Joni Mitchell number, or the ubiquitous Judy Collins cover, but the goofy “Oh That’s Good, No That’s Bad,” a Dewayne Blackwell (“Mr. Blue,” “Friends in Low Places”) number recorded by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs before either of those other discs.

3 comments

  1. Dick Stanley »

    22 July 2010 · 10:21 pm

    They’ll be ahead as long as we keep buying the stuff of ours they make for much less than usual. When we stop, they’ll stop.

  2. ak4mc »

    22 July 2010 · 11:25 pm

    We’ll stop when American companies can make the stuff of ours they make cheaper than they can.

  3. fillyjonk »

    23 July 2010 · 7:44 am

    Or when we get tired of subsidizing their disposal of melamine and cadmium into our consumer products…

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