Skip to comments.Preserving the Earth, One Joke at a Time ("It's like a big bag of microwave popcorn")
Posted on 11/19/2005 7:36:03 AM PST by Libloather
Preserving the Earth, One Joke at a Time
By MICHAEL JANOFSKY
Published: November 19, 2005
Jeffrey Tambor performing at the comedy show "Earth to America." Isaac Brekken for The New York Times
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 18 - Ice caps are melting. Oceans are rising. Villages are disappearing. Wild animals are not quite sure what is going on.
Pretty funny stuff, eh?
Well, on Thursday night it was, as a parade of comedians and a few serious actors joined forces here at Caesars Palace for two and a half hours of environmental consciousness-raising in a live show called "Earth to America," focused on global warming. It was taped for repackaging and a two-hour nationwide broadcast at 8 p.m. Sunday on the cable channel TBS.
Climate change never had so many famous friends, and whether they were dancing (Jason Alexander), cavorting inside a giant earth (Jeffrey Tambor), strumming a banjo (Steve Martin) or simply doing stand-up (Larry David, Ben Stiller, Cedric the Entertainer and others), the presentation posed two questions critical to the future of the country:
One, should average citizens do more to harness activities that leading scientists say contribute to climate change? And, two, do comedy and global warming really mix?
The answers appeared to be: yes and for the most part.
Laurie David, the executive producer and wife of a certain "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star, is making it her life's work to draw attention to the growing risks of the earth warming through unchecked emissions of carbon dioxide. She flips the finger at people driving gas guzzlers. She holds seminars and fund-raisers in her home. She sponsors a Web-based "virtual march" on Washington (www.stopglobalwarming.org) that has drawn more than 150,000 participants. She arranged with Fox News to present a serious hourlong show on global warming earlier this week.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
Longer summers and warmer winters? I'm a big fan.
I grew up in northern Minnesota and, as we used to reply when asked about what we did in the Summer, "If it comes on a weekend, we go to the lake."
Thank you folks, you've been fabulous, let's hear it for Global Warming. (Muttering below mike: "Imbeciles".)
> Longer summers and warmer winters? I'm a big fan.
What's wrong with winter?
I like what Drew Carrey said about the Hard Rock Casino's stupid motto "Save the Planet". Drink a beer, Save the Planet. Roll snake eyes, Save the Planet. Try to pick up a girl, Save the Planet. Get sh!t faced, Save the Planet.
Too cold - and I'm in the south!
I don't really have to answer the question do I? It must be a rhetorical question.
We could also stand a few more inches of rain here in the desert. Will GW provide?
The movies that have come out about the effects of global warming all seem to show the earth turning into an instant icecube.
Crops don't grow.
The real joke is when mainstream scientists accepted the notion that the inevitable result of life processes, emissions of carbon dioxide, should be viewed as a pollutant to the atmosphere which supports life; it's rather like saying that life is unsustainable since it eventually leads to death.
The only solution is the eradication of life, everything else is window dressing.
A parade of has-beens, wannabes, and hangers-on joined forces here at the Den of Iniquity for two and a half hours of Bush-bashing and self-congratulation in a live show called "George W. Bush is a Big Poop." The evening ended with the VIPs hopping into their 10-passenger stretch limos and being driven to the airport, where chartered Lear jets waited to whisk them back to their mansions carved into the scenic Hollywood Hills.
Several "stars" were treated for separated shoulders, allegedly incurred by patting themselves on the back.
They didn't walk there - that's for damn sure...
Other than shoveling snow. Dangerous road conditions creating car wreaks and death. Laying down salt and sand to eleviate dageroous road conditions only to pollute the ground water. Cracking the asphalt and creating potholes. Getting sick from the cold weather. Heating bills. Water pipes breaking. Homeless freezing to death. And slipping, falling and breaking your @ss.....nothing that I can think of!
That same salt destroying tens of thousands of cars every year through corrosion, destroying consumer wealth and causing us to have to deplete even more of the earth's resources to build new ones.
Some pretty cool cars have been eaten by salt. I've owned a few. Makes me sick to think about it.
If we would all exhale half as much we could cut the emmissions considerably. If some would not exhale at all there would be much improvement all around. Hold your breath, save the planet.
Waiting for the looney left to wise up..... don't hold your breath.
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