Skip to comments.V.P.-Turned-Environmentalist Al Gore Creates Frenzy At U. Of T. (Treehugging "Rockstar")
Posted on 02/21/2007 11:04:32 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
He's a former Vice-President of the United States.
His movie, "An Inconvenient Truth", is up for an Oscar.
And he's the poster boy for the environment - printed on recycled paper of course.
All of which is making Al Gore a hot ticket in Toronto.
The American politician turned environmentalist came to the U. of T. Wednesday night for a long awaited speech, and there were throngs of fans to greet him.
So were ticket scalpers, who are seeing a different type of green. Reports indicate more than 20,000 people were trying to get their hands on a ducat for the event. But there's only room for 1,500 of them inside.
What tickets there were originally cost $20. They sold out almost immediately.
"We had about 23,000 hits on our website, which of course collapsed the website because we couldn't sustain it," muses the U. of T.'s Ingrid Stefanovic. "So there's been a huge enthusiasm for the event."
And not just huge but expensive. The demand was so high that on the Internet auction site Craig's List, people were offering up to $500 for a single pass.
And that was too much for one man to resist. "I was going to give it to my colleague for 20 bucks, and I told him, hey, I'm a student," the unnamed audience member relates. "Someone else is giving me $200. He says 'okay, go ahead and sell it for $200.'"
"It's like a boy band or something coming to town because people just are clamouring to see Al Gore," laughs Catherine Febria. "It's kind of funny."
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Algore is turning into the William Jennings Bryan of wacko environmentalism:
"You shall not crucify humankind on a cross of carbon!"
I want more pictures of him in that canoe that was floated by releasing water from the dam. To me, that is truly an enviromental story that needs to be shown over and over, especially in schools.
Take the "Al Gore or the Unabomber" Test
Lemmings seek out their fellows.
" Now he is counting on the U.S. to legislate an anti-emission/carbon credit system "
I'm going to start selling carbon credits.
When you think Algore is cool, you have big problems.
The rise of the machines - Gorebots on parade.
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