Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Earth Deaux

If we do somehow pull it out of our ass and correct this country, we'll have a lot of thanking to do for Stewart and Colbert.

Rally To Restore Sanity's Roots: A Search For Calm From Day One:
"While the upcoming Rally To Restore Sanity, and its opposing March To Keep Fear Alive, marks an exciting high point in the lives of 'The Daily Show' and 'The Colbert Report', respectively, the combined event can best be seen as something that deepens and extends a challenge that the two shows have long sought to meet -- that a debased and frantic public discourse needs to be confronted head-on by the cool reason of rational minds.

Comedy, which harvests laughs by juxtaposing the life we're left with against the ideal, is a genre that loves reason above all else, and the two hosts have plowed the field carefully."
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My golden years will be much bleaker than I original imagined.

Time to find a second Earth, WWF says | Raw Story:
"Carbon pollution and over-use of Earth's natural resources have become so critical that, on current trends, we will need a second planet to meet our needs by 2030, the WWF said on Wednesday."
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I've been making a form of this argument for a while. That's why incrementalism is not a viable option anymore.

BBC News - William Gibson says the future is right here, right now

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2 comments:

davyproctorboy said...

In 2030 I will be 82. Believe me, kid, 62 is not golden. Get your kicks before you're 66. A friend writes on Facebook a lot about political matters, and agrees with me on most things. He recently wrote: "Vote your conscience, not your fears.", meaning vote for the best candidate, not the lesser evil of two Republicrats. Yeah!

JPW said...

A spry 82 I'm sure. What is 62, then? Rust?