07 July 2007

I know whenever someone mentions...

Millionaire rock stars... the first thought that runs through my mind is "guardians of mother earth."
Dr. Hickey, who penned 'Air Guitar: Essays on Art and Democracy', believes this is "just another gig that will consume enough energy to power Arkansas for the next century and leave a carbon footprint that will validate the sasquatch."
It'd be like, well... being lectured on, say... meteorology... by, I dunno... a retired hippy geneticist. How crazy would that be?
Mass movements can work, but when they involve rock stars who use private jets, such as the self-proclaimed material girl Madonna, or Brit rockers Duran Duran (who are potentially in it to carbon neutralize all the hairspray they ripped through in the eighties), how exactly are people's consciences going to be affected?
I'll be back in a bit... I've gotta go google "bio-diesel lear jet."


RELATED: Al gets gored
Why is Mr. Gore actually organizing them? To make us aware of the greenhouse effect?" Mr. Geldof asked. "Everybody's known about that problem for years. We are all fucking conscious of global warming."

Mr. Daltrey and several other musicians warned that the carbon emissions produced by hosting such a massive concert series -- ranging from electrical costs to the pricetag for ferrying superstars around in private jets -- would outweigh the benefits of increased awareness.

Matt Helders, drummer for the British band Arctic Monkeys, called the Live Earth concerts patronizing, "especially when we're using enough power for 10 houses just for stage lighting."
Maybe while he's at it... Al could execute some refugees to raise awareness of the situation in Darfur.


LAST WORD: Comedian Chris Rock...
"I pray that this event ends global warming the same way that Live Aid ended world hunger."

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