Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Feeling a little green

NBC is making me nauseous.

Can you REALLY do a series of green "the more you know" commercials with enlightened new-millenium tidbits like "plant a tree" and "recycle"?

Where have you assholes been?
Leaving the serious stuff to the wackos on public (read: relatively untainted) television but for the occasional "crack down" by the likes of John Stossel?

Candlelight football? Cripes! Kermit the Frog cohosting "millionaire?" WTF? You want a frog that can save the planet?

Home Depot sponsors 10 ways to spend your money "saving the planet" at their highly inefficient, over-lit (and understaffed and undertrained) stores?
Writers asked to write "green" jokes? (that sucked, and in many cases, thumbed their noses at "green" altogether - a foretaste of the strike to come?)

I know it's a good thing that we're all saving the planet now. And I know NBC has their heart in the right place. But isn't that company full of SMART people? Couldn't smart people come up with some truly innovative and interesting ways to address ecological responsibility that take us a step past advocating CFC bulbs (not necessarily as brilliant as these) and the cast of Heroes dumping a ceremonial shovel full of dirt on a sapling in Times square?

What a load of token bullshit.

You want some interesting ideas?

Start buying less crap. And wasting less of that.
Start recycling EVERYTHING.
Make a fucking compost pile.
Put a rainbarrel in your yard.
You know: the weird hippie shit that would take some effort. THAT's how we save the planet. Not by buying a new, energy efficient dryer (and carting the old one off to a landfill.)

NBC: Surprise me. Don't tell me you're turning a few lights out. Tell me you're switching to completely renewable electricity. Tell me you're all taking the bus to work.

Or just shut up and let me watch reruns while you let your SMART people figure out how to pay your other SMART people to write your material. Or are they on strike too?

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