"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing."

                --Archilochus

Glenn Reynolds:
"Heh."

Barack Obama:
"Impossible to transcend."

Albert A. Gore, Jr.:
"An incontinent brute."

Rev. Jeremiah Wright:
"God damn the Gentleman Farmer."

Friends of GF's Sons:
"Is that really your dad?"

Kickball Girl:
"Keeping 'em alive until 7:45."

Hired Hand:
"I think . . . we forgot the pheasant."




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Saturday, October 02, 2010

Always Funny: Blowing Up People Who Won't Do What You Want

"10:10" is a British "climate change" "environmentalist" group urging Britons to cut down their carbon emissions next year by 10%. Fair enough. We here at Glib & Superficial are, for example, launching a similar campaign urging all Americans to increase their bacon consumption next year by 10%. We think that if more people ate more bacon they'd be happier, and the world would be a better place. But we digress.

The group has produced a "mini-movie" advertisement for their movement, with admirably high production values and excellent special effects:


The Guardian reports:
Had a look? Well, I'm certain you'll agree that detonating school kids, footballers and movie stars into gory pulp for ignoring their carbon footprints is attention-grabbing. It's also got a decent sprinkling of stardust – Peter Crouch, Gillian Anderson, Radiohead and others.

But it's pretty edgy, given 10:10's aim of asking people, businesses and organisations to take positive action against global warming by cutting their greenhouse gas emissions by 10% in a year, and thereby pressuring governments to act.

"Doing nothing about climate change is still a fairly common affliction, even in this day and age. What to do with those people, who are together threatening everybody's existence on this planet? Clearly we don't really think they should be blown up, that's just a joke for the mini-movie, but maybe a little amputating would be a good place to start?" jokes 10:10 founder and Age of Stupid film maker Franny Armstrong.

But why take such a risk of upsetting or alienating people, I ask her: "Because we have got about four years to stabilise global emissions and we are not anywhere near doing that. All our lives are at threat and if that's not worth jumping up and down about, I don't know what is."

"We 'killed' five people to make No Pressure – a mere blip compared to the 300,000 real people who now die each year from climate change," she adds.
Whoever said crazed lefty statists have no sense of humor? Not us! Nope. Here, they're clearly reaching back to their roots, and invoking Pol Pot. Now THERE was an hilarious guy!

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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:35 AM) : 

Oh my.

 

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