Monday, April 21, 2008

A COUPLE OF BIG REASONS TO CELEBRATE EARTH DAY!


I have always thought earth day was a big joke. Now I see it is 2 big jokes...haha sorry I couldn't resist. Big "awareness days" such as this are just excuses for people to feel like they are doing something worth while as they dump a bunch of garbage on the ground after a parade. Yep, on earth day hippies actually throw cigarette butts on the ground, toss empty beer bottles and hit people in the head, smoke pot and get the munchies, throw the munchie wrappers in the street, puke in garbage cans over-flowing with trash and drive all day to parades to further pollute our air all because it is "earth day". The Indian on the side of the road cries more on earth day than on any other day. It is more of "trash your earth day" than anything else.
Green is bigger than ever. Al is bigger than ever. I am confident to say that going "green" is a major money maker in the markets right now. Cars, clothes, food and even Newt Gingrich and Nancy Pelosi are making out on a couch in a commercial they feel so strongly about this "green" movement. My Yahoo logo is green and there are so many companies advertising a "green" product that the push is real enough to feel some peer pressure and actually buy into it. This isn't all bad. I understand people are marketing their products to match the demands and this makes us all feel cozy and warm inside to pretend to give a crap about Mother Earth. Ending pollution and making the earth cleaner, yeah I get it, it's a cause and a good one. Having said that, enough already.
Evidently there is a new disorder called "environmental anxiety disorder". I am not joking. I can barely get the words out without snickering a little. The disorder develops from someone being so environmentally concerned that they think about it all day and all night. The anxiety stems from a desire to think of more and more ways to save the environment. They believe the earth is in catastrophic danger and they must prevent its destruction. This is for real. A new disorder for psychiatrists to get paid the big bucks to medicate. One may argue that a person with this disorder already has OCD and has adopted this particular obsession, but I think the frenzy has worn out its welcome. We are not headed for cannibalism contrary to popular celebrity opinions. Al is doing a great job sending the world into a tail spin of panic and now he can put one in the column of cash cow of the mentally deranged! Nice going AL!

14 comments:

mr earth said...

Do you know how pam knew it was Earth Day? Everyone was so focused on the Earth(s) that nobody could look her in the eye... I guess on your family blog you couldn't show big Al getting his DD's touched up with a little body paint? thank goodness!!!

Freadom said...

A new disease to add to the list, and another excuse for being depressed. I believe that people who truly believe in God and Heaven don't worry so much about how the world is going to end, so long as they enjoy every last moment on Earth before they go to Heaven. But if Earth is all that exists before "Nothing", then I can see why some people might get so depressed about the Earth ending.

namaste said...

hey nik, i like hippies! they're cool ppl. is there really a parade happening somewhere?

oh your blog is so gonna be googled a zillion times for that pam anderson photo. LOL!

i think buzz lightyear (toy story) suffered from that environmental disorder.

:)

~m

Nikki said...

Mr. Earth...please no pictures of Al getting painted I couldn't take it...:)N


Freadom...very well said. It didn't even occur to me that the panic may include a fear of the world ending...very observant and I think you are right on the money! :)N

Maria! Hippies are cool as long as they bathe and don't litter after there long hikes...they all litter here in Utah. The canyons are full of garbage and of course it is the non-hippies that pick up the garbage these nature lovers leave behind. I don't know if there are parades this year, there have been in the past and of course the clean up is pretty bad...maybe we are all celebrating by putting up stupid pictures of Pam!! haha:)N

Karen said...

Funny post. It's all so over the top, isn't it. I saw a recent poll that only about 1/3 of the country even pays attention to the global climate change issue anymore. Al's not such a great salesman. As long as he makes his millions in his 'green' companies I guess he doesn't care.

ba and the boys said...

ok-those are so huge. i just had to say that before i went on...
what meds are these people on? i could use some of them...

Mike said...

I would think that conservatives would be praising Al Gore. He has discovered an effective way to make truckloads of cash by exploiting people. Isn't that what conservatives are all about--maximizing corporate profits? From the way you guys talk, Gore has single-handedly created a new industry that people are buying into with all they've got. He is a conservative hero if ever there was one.

Seriously, though, the conservative backlash against the current "green" wave is baffling. Why are people so dead set against making a couple of adjustments to their lifestyle in the name of preserving the planet for their children/grandchildren/etc? Ask a conservative to switch to compact fluorescent bulbs and they have a fit. Ask them to turn off the water while they brush their teeth and they act like you asked them to pull the plug on their dying relative.

All of us have to live here. Is it too much to ask for a little effort?

GrEaT sAtAn'S gIrLfRiEnD said...

Man that is too funny. -You got it going on Nikki!

Nikki said...

Karen, thanks for reading, I hope people are bee-bopping to your blog it is soooo great! :)N


BA, from what I understand the drugs are herbal and smoked or inhaled haha. :)N

Mike, we can praise the capitalistic side without praising Al. It is just to painful to praise him. I am only making fun of the hyperactive extremists that give it a bad name...really I am not advocating a mass dumping of garbage in protest. Though I do think global warming is a joke, it is a good thing to conserve nobody disagrees with that. Conservatives don't run around turning on lights and wasting energy just for fun, we turn off lights carpool and yes we even recycle. :)N

GSG, great to have satans better half on the blog! thanks for reading and commenting! :)N

Incognito said...

I have to admit, I do my part..I recycle as much as I can. One can be pro-green and not subscribe to the whole global warming b.s.

just my 2 cents.. :-)

Khaki Elephant said...

Bathing is highly overrated

Khaki Elephant said...

incognito hit it. I consider myself an evironmentalist who hasn't bought into sketchy climate change science that is driven by the $$$. How much have contributions to Greenpeace and the Sierra Club risen since the "crises"? How much grant $$$ goes to scientist who support theories of climate change compared to those who don't? Follow the money and find the agenda.

That said, I agree with tougher fuel economy standards, alternative fuel research, recycling and a host of other environmental practices because I'd rather live in a place where there are more parks than landfills and more clouds than belching smoke stacks.

Nikki said...

Incognito...I think most americans do their part, even conservatives. It is just to much fun to poke fun at the crazies! Thanks for the pennies! :)N

Khaki, if you smelled my son's 4th grade class room...oi. :)N

Chuck said...

I can only assume that Algore spent the day flying around the world telling us to cut our fuel consumption.