Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Inconvenient Truth: Now It Comes In A Coffee Mug!

Are you tired of hearing all the hype about global warming? For those who saw Al Gore’s “documentary”, it was very convincing of its hypothesis that global warming is a man-made phenomenon that has the potential to kill us all and end humanity. After all, the film was filled with graphs and charts, so it must be true - right? Let’s just get something straight here, Al Gore is not a climatologist, meteorologist, astronomer, or scientist of any kind...he is a freakin' politician. And as we all know, politicians always tell the truth. Well I got a laugh this morning when I stubled upon this $10.95 coffee mug from Wackyplanet that will graphically demonstrate that abstract concept for you, because when you pour a hot liquid into it, Florida disappears, half the eastern seaboard is underwater and shorelines recede all over the world. But never fear. Once you've finished drinking that coffee, or if you just leave it sitting there to cool off, all goes back to normal, and all is right with the world...and it only takes minutes for this "cycle" to happen. The earth's a wee bit bigger!

With all the media attention to the "convenient truth", don't you sometimes feel like this guy? Are you one of the huddled masses yearning to breathe free? This poor, tired, frustrated guy breaking his way out of the top of your computer monitor might be just what you need to the cheer you up on Hump Day, Earth Day or any other day! The little $15 polyresin figure from Kleargear comes with a left leg that you stick to the front of your monitor. His only job is to get people talking, thinking and fantasizing about escaping the bondage of permanent, gainful employment. Beats working and probably gives you more time to fantasize about California falling into the ocean!

So let's see, what do we learn from this today? Do nothing, and global warming will magically go away? Maybe. Or how about when the polar ice melts, if we all get together and drink enough seawater, New York will no longer be submerged? Why didn't Al Gore come up with that one?