Saturday, March 28, 2009

ZenTiger Dirt Day.

Following on from the staggering success of Earth Hour, a yearly event where concerned citizens burn alternative sources of fuel to celebrate the fact that they have turned the lights out, I'm suddenly rather keen on the idea.

I say "staggering success" because like all devotees of Earth Hour, I know there is no need to check the newspapers to know this idea "just works".

The planet can now be saved, as people are now psychologically prepared to accept the tough prescriptions of "Environmental Experts" to set humankind back on the path of carbon neutrality.

Just the easy stuff at first, like one child per family and tax rates of 80%, moving up to banning breathing, until finally we all become part Amish, part Hippie and live on a commune. Told you the easy stuff came first.

Furthermore, after one hour of the lights on dim, sea levels will probably not rise by half a centimetre now for another few years, and the average polar bear has 70 centimetres less distance to swim from their melting iceberg. It's made a difference.

Therefore many of those folk will be very excited to hear my suggestion, building on the groundswell of success. Not "Earth Hour" once a year, but once a week.

And not for an hour - how about A WHOLE DAY.

The Phrase "Earth Hour" is already taken, so I'll have to call my idea "Dirt Day".

So, just what is my idea?

Let's save some electricity, and possibly help reduce nationwide environmental stupidity by turning off the television for A WHOLE DAY.

Participants can either read a book, or have a conversation in lieu of staring at their television screen.

Greenies can pretend that it's all about saving electricity.

They can even take the batteries out of the remote control for the day. Now that's affirmative action.



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8 comment(s):

Madeleine said...

What is the Borg Collective?

sjdennis said...

You obviously watch a sensible amount of TV Madeleine. I am embarrassed to admit that I know the Borg Collective is an illustration of the ultimate communist state from Star Trek. The Borg "assimilate" all other life forms, implant computers in their brains, and control them as "efficiently" as possible to bring all life in the universe under the control of the "collective".

fengfk2008 said...
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MrTips said...

Couldn't agree more fengfk2008....

MK said...

I'd be happy to turn the tv off for a whole day, with the amount of useless crap they show.

The internet however, no way, the blogosphere is far too entertaining and informative. The green scum are on their own there.

ZenTiger said...

LOL Mr Tips.

Whilst I'm inclined to agree with Feng on the issue of weight loss and exercise, I'm not so sure I require an indoor gymnasium.

The offer of low cost web design and a copy of the Shanghai Train Timetable could be advantageous too, but given the gratuitous placement of links to dubious sites, I think we'll have to remove Mr Feng's comment.

walter said...

I have recently returned from an excellent trip to The States, visiting a number of churches and hearing some excellent sermons, many of which talked about this modern environmental hysteria. The theme of what I heard was that God created adequate natural resources to enable His Plan to be carried through. Those who would conserve these resources are going against His Plan. This was news to me, I had not seen environmentalists as anything more than an annoyance - but believe me (as they say in America) they are working for the OTHER SIDE, beware.

ZenTiger said...

Heh. Nice try.

Judging by the lack of an extra dot at the end of your sentence, I can see you missed the point.

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