Friday, April 22, 2011

Earth Day! It's not just a guy on a pizza box!

April 22
Today marks the 41st anniversary of Earth Day! I think we, as a nation, and planet, have come along way since the 70's in making this a better place to live for us all. But, thanks to China, businesses like BP, those awesome folks down in the Amazon burning down the forests, and many other factors we have a long way to go. Something has to give. It probably won't be in my lifetime, or in my next lifetime, but there comes a point when demand exceeds the resources needed to sustain a population. Earth Day is not only about conservation, reduction, and recycling, but also awareness. When it comes to global warming I'm more of a big picture kind of guy. I know that humans are a speck on a speck in the history of the planet, and all it's going to take is one volcano, something a little bigger than Mt. St. Helens. Maybe not Krakatoa, but around that size to change the climate. Humans have had an impact, but nature has it's own set of checks and balances. Life will find a way, with us, or without us. But if humans wish to live a comfortable life for generations to come, then big changes need to happen now. A monumental task to say the least.

I hope the guy/gal who designed this logo realizes the polar ice caps are gone.

The Blues Brothers performed for the first time in 1978 on Saturday Night Live. I'm a big fan. Somehow the Russian overdub adds something to this scene that has been lacking for years...

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