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!