Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The folks who make Human Achievement Hour necessary

I couldn't resist.

Canadian pop star Matthew Good has officially come out against electricity. Seriously.

He wrote in a Facebook note Tuesday - which he has since deleted, probably after being made aware of how inept he sounds, but which is still available via Google cache:

Here’s the short of it. The world functioned prior to the advent of power. In fact, it did so incredibly well for millennia. Compare that to roughly a century and a half of modernity. What’s caused all the problems? The same sort of things we’re ‘turning to’ to solve them forgetting that we have within our means the actual solution – none of them.

I’m a fan of candle light. What can I say - candles don’t burn for 300 years whilst encased in concrete with the ability to cause cancer if the concrete cracks.


TJE said...

Let the commenting begin!

Megan said...

You're in trouble

Megan said...

Sheryl Crowe also came up with a great plan for saving the environment:

“I have spent the better part of this tour trying to come up with easy ways for us all to become a part of the solution to global warming. Although my ideas are in the earliest stages of development, they are, in my mind, worth investigating. I propose a limitation be put on how many squares of toilet paper can be used in any one sitting—only one square per restroom visit, except, of course, on those pesky occasions where two to three could be required"

Lachlan said...

That idea was "in the early stages of development"? I wonder what it looked like fully realized. Actually I'd rather not know.

PBM said...

Yeah, I hate the environment too.

But seriously, Sheryl Crowe's idea is pretty kooky but premium "ultrasoft" TP and tissues are really horrible for the environment. They're made from old-growth trees that are hundreds of years old and reside in previously untouched, rare pristine forests. That doesn't even take into account the bleaches used to make them that perfect white color (why we need something used for wiping our asses and blowing our noses to be perfectly white is a whole other boggling question).

I'm not saying the government should barge into everybody's bathrooms and wipe for them, but they should maybe do something to stop such an extremely environmentally destructive practice.

TJE said...

How about a cap and trade regime for ultrasoft tp?