Happy Earth Day!
I only say that because saying "happy birthday" is overdone, and saying "happy mirth day" would be redundant...
Today, the hippie tree-huggers come out to prance about and scold everyone for being bad stewards of the Big Blue Marble that we all meander about on, as if we had good sense. Seriously, if we stopped to think about how SERIOUSLY INSANE it is that we are on this relatively infinitesimal speck of dust hurtling through the ungodly vast reaches of limitless space, we'd all drop a collective log right now, and make a bee-line for underneath our beds.
While I certainly am not in favor of pollution, I agree with the idea that it's pretty darn narcissistic of us "as a race" to think that we could have long-tern, lasting, negative impact on the earth. Nature seems to be able to take care of itself, thank you very much. How would you like to wake up one morning and see this from your second story window...
Whenever I remember the Boxing Day '04 Tsunami, that is the image that first pops into my brain. There used to be a neighborhood full of people there! Just minutes before that video was shot! It's kind of hard to grasp the enormity of the loss of life and destruction brought about by a hiccuping earth that day. That level of event tends to slap the narcissism right out of a person.
Here's another amazing video, of a landslide in Japan a few years back (no one died in this one):
Reminds me of the Ents marching on Isengard!
The prancing tree-huggers wouldn't bother me so much if they didn't wield such power now, as far as making laws and restrictions and fines and crazy nonsense that impacts everyone, without much science behind it. Global Warming? Bah! Color me unconvinced! As far as I am currently concerned, it is hokum of the highest order, fodder for the gullible masses that are swayed by emotion over facts.
In fact, I will now honor a person whose contribution to the discussion of Global Warming has most amused me. Yes, it's Mr. Methane...
Wow! That's three video clips in one post! I think that's a record for me. Well, I might as well set the bar high for next time. I apologize for those of you with slower connections.
I also edited together another episode of My Favorite Movie Scenes tonight. For some reason, Viddler isn't letting me upload it - I believe their site is having issues. I uploaded it to my YouTube account, but who knows how long it will be allowed to stay. They've instituted some stringent copyright protections as of late, and it has frustrated my efforts to put these Favorite Scene episodes up there. Viddler is not a problem, but YouTube is touchy.
Once I get it up to Viddler, I'll replace the embed.
Got some work done on the Rug Care Central site again - that's my primary project of late. Once the shopping cart is up and hoppin', I can move on to other areas of the site. I want it to rock.
I think I'll forego the daily trivia for the day - I've hit you with enough nonsense for the day. I hope I didn't offend anyone with my cynicism about environmental nuttism. Again, I'm all for a clean environment, and responsible living, I just think it's easy for the pendulum to swing too far the other way, and unnecessarily hamper lives.
Yes, I just used the word "hamper". Sorry.
Gonna bail. Until tomorrow, remember, Reality is for people who can't handle Star Trek.