Penguins On Thin Ice
In his latest NOTW column, Chuck mentions a "climate change musical" created with government funding.
Here is the home page.
With all the songs as soundfiles you can "enjoy."
You can even
download a PDF of the script.
Posted By: Paul -
Mon Nov 26, 2012
Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art
More weirdness from the WU archive:
The origin of the Boy Scout's left-hand handshake
Frances Glessner Lee, millionaire heiress, creator of murder dioramas. [circa 1941]
If typists were robots, what would they type? [1935 ad]
It's pathetic to see what has happened to old unrepentant Marxists.
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 11/26/12 at 10:29 AM
Around here we take time out of our busy day to scoff and laugh at how gullible folks were "back in the day" for buying into snake oil but the only thing that's changed is the size and scope of the crap that people will buy when/if it's repeated often enough.
January 1, 2000 wasn't the first day of the new millennium! That didn't happen until Jan. 1, 2001.
Global Warming... The recent hype has been pretty much disproved by non-government employees but the rhetoric goes on and on fuel for purely political reason. But, I agree, we are, still recovering from the last ice age! (Psst... you know, the last bout of global warming happened because of all the dino-farts entering the atmosphere.)
BioFuel is better for the environment but it takes more energy to produce it that it saves!
Electric cars are more eco-friendly.... but the batteries needed to make them run use nickel and just oodles and oodles of resources to produce. Then, where's the electricity coming from? How are all you tree hugging idiots going to dispose of them? How about your back yards?
Wind turbines have proven to cost more than they produce in most cases.
We can spend our way out of debt!
And the list goes on and on and on....
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/26/12 at 12:02 PM
I just love a good science fantasy musical. All this one needs is good science, good fantasy, and good music.
Posted by tadchem on 11/26/12 at 02:34 PM
Expat you forgot about those great electricity saving squiggly bulbs that are so good for the environment. Except that they contain mercury. Oh they are supposed to be specially disposed of and I am sure EVERYONE does that, but lets check the runoff from landfills in 10 years.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/26/12 at 09:08 PM
We just bought our 1st LED bulb for the reading lamp on our bed. It was a bit costly but says it will last 65,000 hours (that's 7.4 years of 24/7) and doesn't produce any heat! And, I'm sure there's no mercury in it either!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/27/12 at 12:02 AM
Ummm... All flourescent light bulbs contain mercury. From day one since the late 1800's. Why all the regulation now?
Posted by stan in credible on 11/27/12 at 09:25 AM
Mercury wasn't poisonous back then, Stan. It didn't collect that property until way later.
And, yes, there were/are special handling rules to florescent tubes but nobody (or, at least not many people) every worried about them.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/27/12 at 09:31 AM
Oh, doncha love non-scientists acting like they know about science? He he. As a scientist, I suppose I should weep for the masses fleeing from reality because of political brainwashing, but I give up. Those ice caps can't melt fast enough for me!
Yes, global warming is real, and yes, it's man-made. There's mounds of evidence out there if you choose to turn off talk radio and actually get a science education. Why there's as much evidence for for it as evolution, and everyone accepts that, right?! "In an age of information, there's no excuse for ignorance."
Anyway, thanks for the link to this musical. It's better then most stuff on the radio. Bad showtunes are fun!
Posted by Realist on 11/27/12 at 11:29 PM
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