Case and point: avid readers of 2WC may recall my blog from last Wednesday which heralded the non-arrival of spring and plotted the ways in which we might take out our frozen angst on the groundhog (Phil) that lied to us…all in jest PETA…
It would seem I was not the only Midwesterner with this brilliant plan. Since then some friendly banter has passed between a prosecutor in Ohio and the rodent, and no charges have been placed…especially since one of the handlers came forward and took the fall.
Although, I for one am beginning to doubt the fact that spring will ever arrive at all, and I think we all know whose fault that it really is…
Time to call in Mother Nature…
Huffington Post: Groundhog Pardon?
This is pretty much what goes on in any theater dorks head when the blame game starts:
Good news, fellow humans. We are off the hook with this whole climate change issue. Someone else is going to take care of it.
And as an added bonus, this “someone else” is adorable.
According to new research, a sea otter population boom could go a long way to reduce sea urchin numbers, and therefore allow kelp forests to become very large.
The kelp forests in turn are able to absorb 12 times the amount of CO2 from the atmosphere.
Of course, even the best laid plans have a way of going awry. And while these cute, fury earth savers may seem adorable and harmless now. We may be singing a different tune when they out numbers us five to one and are looking for a bit of gratitude for saving the planet.
…and I guess it could mess with the food chain. Which would be bad. Plus that’s always been our job.
More on the Story: PlanetSave.com
…just for fun:
It’s that time of the year again. That one Saturday when we take an hour to give our planet a rest.
It’s Earth Hour!
Tonight for one hour as part of a global effort to raise awareness about global climate change, the movement asks that every one turn off all non-essential lights for 60 minutes.
This epic hour of darkness begins at 8…30?
Wait… wait…wait… we couldn’t arrange for Earth Hour to be on the hour? Was there a conflict?
Is someone hosting a “Blow Your Fuse Box Half Hour” at 8?
I don’t understand what could possibly require this rolling global event (it’s 8:30 local time… whatever your locale may be) to occur at such a not on the hour time. If 8:30 why not 8:15 or 8:42?
Can someone please explain this to me?
If I’m going to give up my non-essential power sources for 60 minutes to raise awareness about global climate change then why can’t it be at 8?
It must be a candle company conspiracy. Typical.
…click through to the YouTube page for some Earth Hour fun…
oh and this video is not exactly
If you’re not worried about global warming, not bothered by the potential of climate change, and/or steamed about which of those phrases is currently politically correct, perhaps this will get your attention…you’re shrinking. Read the rest of this entry
This is it fellow crusaders, the eve of our two week long celebration of cinema.
Which means that no matter what happens in the next two weeks, we will only be covering Oscar nominated films.
So, to catch you up, here’s a list of a few things we will not be covering during the next couple of weeks:
- The iPad 3 - I don’t care if the announce that it will come with a personal teleportation device, we will not be discussing it. Although, there may be a tweet, because that would be freaking awesome.
- Glitter Bombs – This gay rights protest strategy is, well, fabulous! And six months in jail for making someone sparkle seems a bit harsh. However, the President himself along with the entire state of California could get glitter bombed, and we will not be mentioning it here.
- SOPA or ACTA – While we love a good acronym based protest. We will also not be discussing any freedom of speech or anti-piracy debates.
- Climate Change – From the unseasonably warm, to the arctic expanding into a large portion of Europe, there’s been a lot happening with the weather. If the polar ice caps melt in the next few weeks, we’ll be very sorry, but…you guessed it.
There it is, I hope you were paying attention because this is all you’re getting. Now excuse me while I prepare to immerse myself in all things cinematic. We’ll see all you current events junkies in a few weeks.
More on the Story: See the links above.
…just for fun: