Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy Earth Day


To celebrate Earth Day here's a trivia question extolling the evils of disposable products.
What was the first consumer product designed to be disposable?????

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Especially for you bacon lovers (NCS, MILLIE & others) How many degrees separate us from the tragedy of global warming? Listen to Kevin Bacon’s Call for Climate found here.
You have to scroll down, what do I look like a computer genius? Don't answer that, it was rhetorical. While you're there check out how others are promoting their Call for Climate.

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here are a few things I will be doing for my part

1.I will not shower today to promote awareness of clean water shortage
2.I will wear my favorite green rayon polo
3.I will carry my ATC card of Father Al around with me all day long
4.I will not eat any beans or other green house gas causing foods.
5.I will only use my credit card to cut down on tree product consumption
6.I will not try out any of my makeup products on my dogs.

Of course these are all lame, here's what I'll really be doing

I will wrap my naked body in saran wrap simulating water fowl trapped in the plastic rings that hold sodas. I will flop around pitifully blinding all in my path, probably even end up on The Today Show.
If you don't want to see this happen please call your Washington representatives (Kevin Bacon has the number)

39 comments:

Bee's Dark Side said...

EARTH FIRST!!

Bee's Dark Side said...

jean knee, I not only want to see that but I want you to post pictures!!!

Bee's Dark Side said...

I'm going to celebrate Earth Day by not doing anything. Wait wait. DOn't get all frowny.
I mean I will not use any energy whatsoever. Not even bodily energy.

Bee's Dark Side said...

And also, I will not kill any polar bears because they are just so gosh darn cute!

Bee's Dark Side said...

Or bats. I won't kill any bats either.

Jean Knee said...

not killing bats is gonna be a hard one

Brian o Vretanos said...

To save electrons I'll try and keep this short.

Disposable is a relative term - look at all those stone age relics that they keep digging up - that's someone else's rubbish.

So I think the first product designed to be disposable were stone age relics made to go in tombs.

Do I win a plastic bag?

Tori :) said...

You are so EARTH conscience. IS that how you spell it?

YAY EARTH!

No Cool Story said...

I Call for Climate!!
Climate! YAY!

I want to hug Climate and take it out for Mexi food. I hope it likes it.

No Cool Story said...

Thank you for supporting you local Climate Jean Knee.

Although I'm a bit confused: They want us to wear blue to support NOT to eeeevil coal...but I want to wear green 'cause I already told Climate I would. What should I do?

mustaches are people too said...

We approve of Climate!

Climate for all!!!

Bacony mustaches said...

Climate for President!

Jean Knee said...

You were close Brian. I think they mean disposable after use, not disposable after extinction or evolution, whatever you know what I'm sayin here.

Jean Knee said...

Climate does not eat Mexican food in case it causes ozone deleting gas

wear a blue shirt to say no to coal,and blue pants to say go green.

No Cool Story said...

Thanks Jean Knee, I knew I could count on you!

Blue + blue = green - coal!

Jean Knee said...

I meant green pants but either way everyone will know you are all about Climate

Brian o Vretanos said...

Well, I don't think tampons were ever intended to be used multiple times. Although it can't be the right answer because the first ones were biodegradable (being made out of leaves and grass)

Jean Knee said...

It was first manufactured around 1900

Brian o Vretanos said...

Hmm First disposable nappy 1942, so not that.

Toilet paper, 6th century AD

ballpoint pen, 1888, is the nearest I can think of

Brian o Vretanos said...

Oh! And disposable cameras about 1890s as well.

Brian o Vretanos said...

Did you know that the Chinese get through 45 billion pairs of disposable chopsticks every year?

Jean Knee said...

the Chinese are wasteful like that ;)

Dan said...

tree hugger ☺☻♥♦♣♠•◘○◙♂♀♪♫☼►◄↕‼¶

tree hugging n' kissing of America said...

Climate for Prom Queen!!

Joshua Barton said...

Mr Kevin Bacon has asked me to collect the donations for the 2008 Happy Earth Day Celebration:
Please send credit cards numbers to: Joshua_Barton@myhappyearthday.com
(you will only be charged a donation of $19.98)

Sarah B. B. said...

I have never wanted to be anyone's neighbor so badly in my entire life. And I live six states four states away. Sigh....

omar said...

Joshua Barton scams Earth lovers. Has he no limits?

Joshua Barton! said...

The sky is the limit baby!

Hey It's Di said...

I get such a kick out of your blog and those who comment! Funny stuff:)

I went with wearing green today. I too decided to not shower or wipe my butt for that matter. I'm all about saving today.

I'm visualizing the saran wrap deal. Yeah, you would make the news. I'm all for it!

No Cool Story said...

Oh noes.
Happy Earth Day is almost over :(

And to think I slept most of it.
And then I forgot about it.
Until you reminded me.

:(
Boo all those wasted hours, Father Al-less

Melissa said...

Wait - what does Climate want me to call it? I need to know...
my son plays a game online that repeats over and over "Every day is earth day". And don't you forget it!

aubrey said...

so how did the saran wrapping go?

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

Kevin Bacon.....for a man with such a delicious name, he really falls short.

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

I contributed to Earth Day by not littering.

Yeah, I picked my nose while driving but I did not flick the boogers out the window.

Just doing my small part for the environment.

Jean Knee said...

All I'm gonna say is Saran wrap needs to come in bigger rolls. all's fine and good till you reach the mass region

tostitos and guacamole said...

What is this "mass region" you speaketh of?

Rhonda said...

So did we get an answer about the disposable product? I have to know!

Oh, and please post a photo of you in a simulated plastic 6-pack ring...I need a good laugh today.

Jean Knee said...

disposable razor is the answer

No Cool Story said...

Disposable razors?
I am glad I didn't put any money down on 'tampons', I'd have lost big time.