Well PDers, we sure have talked a lot about the environment thus far this month. Two Memory Lanes devoted to Climate Gate and its arch nemesis the Polar Vortex, and another article about how Tomáš Podivínský wants to clad them both in cormorant briefs. Why not round off January with one more tidbit about these eco warriors?
Side note: Is anyone else getting a Mighty Morphin Power Rangers flashback?
Cue a late 90’s inspiring keyboard instrumental, and the stage is set for 2013’s WWF Earth Hour promo. Add an accent and the first line almost goes down without incident—almost.
“The world is using the equivalent of one and half planets to support life on Earth.”
Yeah, wow, yeah—wait, what? One and half planets? How exactly does that work now? It feels like the WWF might have forgotten to carry a one somewhere…
Wait! Are all of our SUVs and microwaves why Pluto got demoted?
Why is it that some of the most asinine concepts or ideas somehow sound almost brilliant when coming out of the mouth of some British or to a certain extent Australian slub?
Take the ease and chuckles of the audience of the Duke of Edinburgh after he comes to the podium and rattles out, “In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, in order to contribute something to solve overpopulation.”
Happy Monday, and leave your thoughts on this type of parlance idiosyncrasy down below.