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60 things to do during Earth Hour
Globe and Mail ^ | March 29, 2008 | TENILLE BONOGUORE

Posted on 03/28/2008 11:45:00 PM PDT by bahblahbah

You're not alone, in the dark. While your neighbours get out their rain sticks and hemp shirts, you can amuse yourself

1. Start early. Switch off before the sun sets and soak up the twilight.

2. Go for a walk and see what the neighbours have switched off.

3. Or turn on all the lights in every room and see how long it takes before someone knocks on your door.

4. At which point, you can host an Earth Hour Party: BYO (beeswax!) candle and no plastic cups.

5. One word: Fondue! You get a great meal, no electricity required.

6. Chill your wine outside.

7. Hand-wash your delicates.

8. Harness the combined romance of candlelight and eco-chivalry to pop the question.

9. Dig out your clarinet, ocarina or guitar for an acoustic music night. Practise without looking at your hands.

10. Debate whether one hour can trigger social change.

11. Or just whistle in the dark.

12. Recite memorized poetry.

13. Avoid using anything that requires power. Including batteries.

14. Throw an indoor marshmallow roast (use shish-kebab skewers, mini-marshmallows and a tea light).

15. Go totally 18th-century and play charades by candlelight.

16. Look for stars in the darker night sky, or moon dance.

17. Read a book about the environment.

18. Tell ghost stories. Go down to the basement in a negligee to investigate dark spooky corners.

19. Build a fort out of cushions and blankets (don't take candles inside!).

20. Bust out the Ouija board, host a séance.

21. Dig out your Dungeons and Dragons dice for an atmospheric apocalyptic game.

22. Don't be lame and watch television. You're only going to miss the Habs build a 4-0 lead over the Leafs.

23. Prove to yourself that, yes, you can go 60 minutes without updating your Facebook status.

24. Don't forget fitness. Practise naked yoga.

25. Conserve water. Share a bath.

26. Or go to bed early. Wink, wink. Nudge, nudge.

27. Consider getting some help if the results of No. 26 only took one minute.

28. Spin a globe to find your next holiday destination.

29. Introduce "Avant-garde Art in the Dark" hour (with a large drop sheet to catch spills).

30. Reject the idea, string yourself in Xmas lights, and walk around as a glowing sculpture.

31. If it's warm, sit on the steps chatting to passersby and comparing notes on living green.

32. Or say to your neighbour, "Dude, this is so Amish."

33. Make streetlight shadow puppets (yes, the streetlights stay on, for safety).

34. Install power bars with on-off switches so you can turn all electricals off at the source when not in use.

35. Designate a weekly "no power hour" for your home.

36. Calculate your annual gas bills. Gasp.

37. Calculate your annual hydro bills. Gasp again. Plan ways to reduce your gas and hydro use.

38. Curse the name of Thomas Edison and damn his tungsten-stained soul to hell.

39. Play dress-up in the dark. Don't wear colour-co-ordinated clothes.

40. If going out, do your makeup by candlelight. It's harder than it seems. Pretend it's eighties punk.

41. Boycott venues that are still switched on.

42. Marvel at an unlit Honest Ed's. Worry about the semi-lit airport.

43. Join a lantern walk in Woodbridge.

44. Catch the train south to watch Niagara Falls go dark for the first time since 2003.

45. Boogie for the planet at the free acoustic concert featuring Nelly Furtado at Nathan Phillips Square.

46. Play with sparklers. Take long-exposure photos of your efforts.

47. Sit in a drumming circle around a candlelit shrine to David Suzuki.

48. Wonder if, at that moment, Parisians are ashamed of their city's nickname. Then laugh at the thought.

49. Soften your ice cream.

50. Pretend you're in Haiti.

51. Join glow-stick soccer games at the Hangar in Downsview Park.

52. Master your origami skills.

53. Invite your neighbours over for a game of Texas Hold 'em.

54. Or scour your home for extraneous packaging you're holding onto and think of ways to reduce it.

55. Put teabag compresses on your eyes.

56. Take your date somewhere discreet and make out.

57. Get busy (yes, again!) and procreate the next generation of resource-sucking bipeds.

58. Start a pool on whether there will be a baby spike in nine months.

59. Hark for sounds of fire engines (see: candle use).

60. Why spoil the fun? Leave the lights out for the rest of the night.


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1 posted on 03/28/2008 11:45:03 PM PDT by bahblahbah
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61. Turn on every damn light in the house and leave them on for the whole weekend just to piss off these ecotard lefty nutbag cultists.


2 posted on 03/28/2008 11:47:05 PM PDT by xjcsa (Has anyone seen my cornballer?)
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To: bahblahbah; Fiddlstix; Defendingliberty; WL-law; Genesis defender; proud_yank; FrPR; ...
 


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3 posted on 03/28/2008 11:50:47 PM PDT by steelyourfaith
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To: bahblahbah

If the MSM has it in their minds to show a satellite picture, it might be a good idea to set up a worklight in the backyard and point it upwards.


4 posted on 03/28/2008 11:52:03 PM PDT by boocoowell (2008 Election: Heads the libs win, tails conservatives lose.)
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To: xjcsa

62. After you’ve returned home from your walk - figure out (without turning on those evil lights) what just got stolen.


5 posted on 03/28/2008 11:52:07 PM PDT by rock_lobsta (Client #10)
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To: xjcsa

Yep, the lights will stay on at my house. Last time I saw a list of states going to do this, Texas wasn’t one of them.

I have this ideation that when a large city turns everything off, when it’s turned on again, the sudden surge will blow all the generators and darkness will continue for days while they scamble to find that many new generators. One can hope this will happen.


6 posted on 03/28/2008 11:56:24 PM PDT by Marcella (Will work in my rose garden (with wine) and not listen to McCain.)
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To: bahblahbah

63. Pretend you’re in North Korea. Contemplate how much it sucks. Shoot yourself for counterrevolutionary thoghts.


7 posted on 03/28/2008 11:56:35 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Code Pink should guard against creating stereotypes in the Mincing Community." --Titan Magroyne)
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To: bahblahbah

Speak with a North Korean accent. Make stone soup.


8 posted on 03/29/2008 12:00:03 AM PDT by Peelod (I do renounce Hillary! and all her pomps and works.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

64. Find local enviro (weenie,nut) , put him/her out of my misery


9 posted on 03/29/2008 12:03:39 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: Slings and Arrows

64. Sit on the floor in the dark with your 12 ga. shotgun pointed at the door and wait for a couple home invaders to come through it.


10 posted on 03/29/2008 12:04:49 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (How many more "scientists and researchers" can the taxpayers afford to support with Federal grants?)
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To: bahblahbah

Even Google is hyping this on their page.


11 posted on 03/29/2008 12:08:15 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: bahblahbah

65. Hang yourself from your light fixture.


12 posted on 03/29/2008 12:08:19 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Vote for McCain but trust in the Lord)
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To: FlingWingFlyer; Nailbiter

Why wait?


13 posted on 03/29/2008 12:09:42 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Code Pink should guard against creating stereotypes in the Mincing Community." --Titan Magroyne)
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To: bahblahbah

Build a bonfire in the middle of your living room and paint prehistoric stick figure drawings on the walls with fingerpaints.


14 posted on 03/29/2008 12:13:05 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (How many more "scientists and researchers" can the taxpayers afford to support with Federal grants?)
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To: Slings and Arrows; FlingWingFlyer

LOL, looked at posting times,
We had same thought, just different approach.


15 posted on 03/29/2008 12:15:32 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: bahblahbah

I’m turning on my gas fireplace and getting toasty warm.


16 posted on 03/29/2008 12:20:25 AM PDT by right way right
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To: Berlin_Freeper

66. Burn a stack of old tires.


17 posted on 03/29/2008 12:22:07 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (")
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To: Nailbiter

GMTA strikes again.


18 posted on 03/29/2008 12:27:21 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Code Pink should guard against creating stereotypes in the Mincing Community." --Titan Magroyne)
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To: xjcsa

“3. Or turn on all the lights in every room and see how long it takes before someone knocks on your door.”

Oh I PRAY someone is stupid enough to come to my house and preach their crap.

They will get a mouthful from me.


19 posted on 03/29/2008 12:36:18 AM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: bahblahbah

Whats the big deal? ALl the lights here in town will be off till way after 8/9 EDST.

All that saved daylight? It’s up here in Alaska, the sun doesn’t set till later than this silly-ness.

Do we get extra carbon credits?


20 posted on 03/29/2008 12:37:14 AM PDT by ASOC (I know I don't look like much, but I raised a US Marine!)
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To: xjcsa

I plan on lighting up my house like a Christmas tree!


21 posted on 03/29/2008 12:56:23 AM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Democrats spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: Nailbiter

64. Find local enviro (weenie,nut) , put him/her out of my misery

65 Burn eco-weenie on bonfire for warmth. Use tallow for candles.


22 posted on 03/29/2008 12:56:36 AM PDT by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: FastCoyote

LOL
Book mark, going to be funny night


23 posted on 03/29/2008 1:01:34 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: ASOC

Sure...don’t go anywhere, sit in the dark, experience no computer, no phone, no cell-phone, no radio, no tv, no washer/dryer, no air-conditioning, no curling iron, no stove, no fridge, no razor, no vacuum cleaner, no stereo, no guitar amp, etc., etc., ad nauseum.

The next day, if you survived without your spouse or kids shooting you, go out and actively support the increase of fossil fuel and nuclear power generating plants.


24 posted on 03/29/2008 1:01:58 AM PDT by CanaGuy (Go Harper!)
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To: bahblahbah
Harness the combined romance of candlelight and eco-chivalry to pop the question.

Eco-chivalry? Man, what kind of testicle-deprived wussbag would pick Earth Hour to pop the question?

25 posted on 03/29/2008 1:09:32 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.)
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To: bahblahbah
20. Bust out the Ouija board, host a séance.

After all, it's not a pleasant evening at home until you've involved Satan!

26 posted on 03/29/2008 1:11:31 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.)
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To: Mr. Silverback

Funny stuff, burning candles and fondue heat produces CO2. Do they know that?


27 posted on 03/29/2008 1:24:44 AM PDT by momincombatboots (Not a journey for the feeble. (Added to the Non- sheeple list of those Not voting for Mccain))
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To: bahblahbah

67. Hold your breath for as long as you can. Breathing is not particularly friendly to the environnment, give yourself 2 carbon credits.

68. As a matter of fact, living in general is harmful to the environment, you ought to go to your doctors office as soon as possible and get a vasectomy, give yourself 10 carbon credits.


28 posted on 03/29/2008 2:25:07 AM PDT by a_chronic_whiner
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To: BigCinBigD

I’ll celebrate by firing up my spotted owl pellet stove.


29 posted on 03/29/2008 3:16:56 AM PDT by tm61
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To: xjcsa
"Turn on every damn light in the house and leave them on for the whole weekend just to piss off these ecotard lefty nutbag cultists."

I plan to do that, plus turn up my thermostat an extra few degrees, and run my "power-loss backup" propane fireplace. Maybe I can have a "whole-house sauna" for that hour.

30 posted on 03/29/2008 4:23:40 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog (The Hog of Steel-NRA)
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To: bahblahbah
One word: Fondue! You get a great meal, no electricity required.

We use two electric pots. One for cheese and the other for meats. Open flames burn the contents more often than not.

31 posted on 03/29/2008 4:33:56 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: a_chronic_whiner

69: Turn off all lights in house. Go out to camper, and start the 3.5 KW generator. Turn on all lights and appliances in the camper.


32 posted on 03/29/2008 4:35:24 AM PDT by Gorzaloon
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To: bahblahbah
'3. Or turn on all the lights in every room and see how long it takes before someone knocks on your door.'

I will turn on every light - but I doubt if anyone will come knockin'. I don't think any of my neightbors will care.

'6. Chill your wine outside.'

It wouldn't chill, it would become room temp reallllllll fast.

33 posted on 03/29/2008 4:37:04 AM PDT by mathluv
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To: bahblahbah



61. Smell your own farts.....
34 posted on 03/29/2008 4:39:59 AM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: There is no god named Allah, and Muhammed is a false prophet)
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To: bahblahbah
These environmental nazis continue to demonstrate how utterly stupid they are in the face of reality.

I read somewhere 95% of CO2 is water vapor - anyone with links to that info?

PS: I'm turning on ALL of my lights at 8pm. Idiots!

35 posted on 03/29/2008 4:47:30 AM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: All

70. Don’t forget to turn off your alarm system.


36 posted on 03/29/2008 5:03:57 AM PDT by Peet (Insert clever phrase here.)
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To: bahblahbah

71. Enter the houses of everyone you see observing Earth Hour, turn on all the electrical lights and appliances you can find, and go to the next one.


37 posted on 03/29/2008 5:31:16 AM PDT by Doug Loss
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To: FlingWingFlyer
64. Sit on the floor in the dark with your 12 ga. shotgun pointed at the door and wait for a couple home invaders to come through it.

This one has my vote! I'll turn off the lights, sure... you wanna break in, be prepared to meet Mr. Mossberg and his 00 friends!

38 posted on 03/29/2008 5:31:26 AM PDT by rarestia ("One man with a gun can control 100 without one." - Lenin / MOLWN LABE!)
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To: bahblahbah

This is a pathetic list.


39 posted on 03/29/2008 5:33:46 AM PDT by Vision ("If God so clothes the grass of the field...will He not much more clothe you...?" -Matthew 6:30)
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To: bahblahbah

Fire up the grill and mow the yard.


40 posted on 03/29/2008 5:35:24 AM PDT by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: bahblahbah
26. Or go to bed early. Wink, wink. Nudge, nudge.

This one should drive the enviros crazy. One more baby to help wreck the earth.

41 posted on 03/29/2008 5:43:19 AM PDT by MediaMole
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To: bahblahbah

62. Start your SUV gas hog and let it idle in the driveway for no reason.


42 posted on 03/29/2008 5:46:55 AM PDT by Mr. Brightside
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To: bahblahbah

63. Put up all of your Christmas lights and turn them on all night long.


43 posted on 03/29/2008 5:47:37 AM PDT by Mr. Brightside
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To: bahblahbah

#61: If a liberal, kill yourself.


44 posted on 03/29/2008 5:53:52 AM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: Marcella
I have this ideation that when a large city turns everything off, when it’s turned on again, the sudden surge will blow all the generators and darkness will continue for days while they scamble to find that many new generators. One can hope this will happen.

One of our buildings at work uses so much electricity that the department has to let Austin utilities know when it goes back on line after it drops off. That happened about a year ago. One transformer at the substation just outside the fence had a hiccup and knocked it offline.

After it was repaired, they threw the switching device and blew the transformer and other switching components completely. That building and several others were dark for about three additional days.

45 posted on 03/29/2008 6:29:39 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Just say "No" to BO.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
The Bug Out - A short story
46 posted on 03/29/2008 8:16:22 AM PDT by B4Ranch ( Rope, Tree & Traitor; Some Assembly Required || Gun Control Means Never Having To Say I Missed You)
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To: bahblahbah

Ignore Earth Hour. It is an advertisement for Algore’s Global Pyramid Scheme.


47 posted on 03/29/2008 8:18:19 AM PDT by RightWhale (Clam down! avoid ataque de nervosa)
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To: B4Ranch

I’ve got mixed feelings about the story, but I’ll accept it as a cautionary tale. Thanks.

You know, it’s funny. All those family camping trips I plan and execute - they all think it is just recreation...;’}


48 posted on 03/29/2008 10:55:23 AM PDT by rockrr (Global warming is to science what Islam is to religion)
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To: bahblahbah

I smoked two cigars out on the front deck then burned some cardboard boxes out in the back yard.


49 posted on 03/29/2008 11:01:10 AM PDT by Armedanddangerous (Chuin, Master of Sinanju (emeritus))
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To: rockrr

Keep them thinking that way. The story “Lights Out” is a good one, I think. I like it being pdf, that way you can download the whole thing.


50 posted on 03/29/2008 11:33:56 AM PDT by B4Ranch ( Rope, Tree & Traitor; Some Assembly Required || Gun Control Means Never Having To Say I Missed You)
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