Saturday, 4 April 2009
More nails in Satire's coffin
Truth is far stranger and dumber than fiction.
Noel Lynch brought the Tesco idiocy to my attention thus;
"Today's Guardian has a half page advert for TESCO. It is headed 'Turn lights into flights'. It shows a low energy light bulb and says that if you buy it you can get a clubcard voucher that you can turn into 60 Airmiles. So that's save a small amount of energy by buying a low energy light bulb and then consume a large amount of energy by flying an extra 60 miles. Doh!"
The Earth Hour folk drop a bollock with Alanis -really quite breath-takingly numb of them.
The Masters of the Universe would rather not be regulated, thankyouverymuch
We're probably all fucked now.
OPEC denies any part in Climate Change
An excellent cartoon from Martin Rowson in the Grauniad
Not a good week, on the whole. A lot of Obama-fueled Gordon Brown-nosing, coupled with a handful of pseudo-anarchist wankers playing to a phallanx of pseudo-journalistic cameras made for a poor display. Too much kettling and containment and predictably OTT PCs. A couple of non-committal half-statements at the end of an economists communique may quickly fade away.
Here's an excellent lecture by Dieter Helm. Succinct and informed and inarguably respectable.
(thanks to Richard Douglas via Marc Hudson)