Earth Hour yet again

I see tonight is Earth Hour time again.

Another pointless, tacky, tree-hugging exercise.

I’m still not quite sure what the whole thing is supposed to be about.

Is it to “raise awareness” of the Earth [that usually seems to be the gist of these sad efforts]?

Is it to show solidarity towards the planet?

Is it really to save the planet? 

Is it going to make the blindest bit of difference to anything other than to give a bunch of participants the rather pathetic idea that they are doing something useful?

How in the name of sweet fuck is sitting in the dark for an hour supposed to save anything other than a few cents off the electricity bill?  It is about as much use as clicking a “like” button in Facebook.

I might celebrate it is the usual fashion – floodlight the garden and hold a massive celebratory bonfire of old car tyres soaked in used tractor sump-oil.  They can photograph that from space if they like.

If the people who sign up for this shite really want to do something really useful towards saving the future of the planet, they could always try topping themselves.

That would save a bit of oxygen?

What a gargantuan mountain of steaming horse-shit.

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Earth Hour yet again — 32 Comments

  1. I'm glad you reminded me about 'Earth Day' GD, I had no idea it was today. I would have been most saddened if, through lack of awareness, I'd not turned all my lights on to celebrate.

     

    How's the old Global Warming going in Eire? I understand the British Isles and all who sail in her are enjoying unprecedented levels of Global Warming this fine spring. Christ, another few years like this and it's going to be like the fucking Sahara there.

    • I believe they have had a couple of feet of Global Warming over there all right.  We missed out on the white stuff but managed to cop a drop of wet stuff instead.

      flooded motorway
      The main motorway through Wicklow.

      • You do realise that all that water is because the polar ice caps are melting, don't you? You got any polar bears swimming around the area looking for icebergs? Poor buggers. Must be hell being a polar bear these days. We get no icebergs at all round here anymore, not since the last ice age. Bloody global warming. Not many polar bears, either. I always toss 'em a tree-hugger when I see them swimming around my way. It's the least I can do.

  2. I too almost missed this important occasion, thanks for the warning! I like to take out all the energy saving bulbs and replace them with my stockpile of old real lightbulbs….just for the one night you understand,  One of these days I'll be raided by the politburo and all me treasures confiscated.

    • I confess to being very protective of my incandescent bulbs.  I have a cupboard full of the things in preparation for the day when those cunts in Brussels ban them [if they haven't already?].

      • I'm really evil, I have a stash of 150w bulbs hidden in the utility room.

        I;m probably the cause of all this 'warble-gloaming'!

  3. I like your idea GD. I'm going to put on all my lights and maybe get rid of an old mattress and other burnable shite. If Major Tom is floating by in his fucking capsule he can get a picture of an illuminated Ireland. It'll show the Euro Cunts that we are still here.

    They'll probably want more carbon tax's…..fukkem!

  4. Right, some visitors want to piss and shit on Earth Hour. Take a leak on the earth, and evacuate a solid number 2 into the farmland on Earth Day and it'll do a world of compost good to the farmland. The chinese have been doing this sort of thing for centuries. They've collected nightsoil from the towns and transported it out to the countryside. Very organic. The Greens might admire, although the transporting labourers must get cheesed off with the prevailing stink sometimes.

  5. Actually, this so-called Earth Hour could be quite fun if you think about it. If you can manage to coordinate everyone in your town/village to shut down the electricity in your homes at the same exact time (Open the main circuit breaker/switch, pull the main fuse, whatever. Screw just turning off the lights) there's a good chance you might upset the nearest substation with the sudden back surge. Have everyone wait 30 seconds then simultaneously close the mains (you obviously forgot the candle in the bathroom) and you'll probably blow your local grid. Takes a bit of coordination like I said but you've got all year to plan for the next time.

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