Monday, April 23, 2007

Are you threatening me?

I had to take a quick break from my series 65 studying because it's not every day to get to make references to Bevis and Butthead. Apparently there was some scuttlebutt argument this weekend between Sheryl Crow and Carl Rove over global warming.

I'm sure it was quite the scientific battle-of-wits.

Seriously, can you think of anything that would provide less usefulness to your life than witnessing an debate between these two? Lord have mercy.

Anyway, among all of the hoopla I happened to see that Ms. Crow is advocating a policy of one-square of toilet paper per sitting, in order to help the environment. Yes, that's right. Regulation of toilet paper consumption to save the planet.

"I propose a limitation be put on how many squares of toilet paper can be used in any one sitting."
And that's not all - she also thinks that paper napkins "represent the height of wastefulness", and had come up with, as reported by the BBC the following:

She has designed a clothing line with what she calls a "dining sleeve".

The sleeve is detachable and can be replaced with another "dining sleeve" after the diner has used it to wipe his or her mouth.

Yes sir. In the Utopian world of Sheryl Crow, we'd all be walking around with skid marks in our pants and spaghetti sauce on our sleeves! That really is a sign of progress and forward thinking!

Maybe Ms. Crow thinks that paper is made by Haliburton or something. For her information, paper comes from a type of plant we commonly call "trees". These "trees" are actually something that we grow -- we call them a "renewable resource," when we're being all scientific about it. The companies that make the paper buy the trees from companies that, surprisingly enough, grow the trees so they can sell them to the companies that make paper.

This is a process we call "farming", and I'm sure Ms. Crow is all about helping the poor farmers, isn't she?

We're not running out of trees because of paper any more than we're running out of carrots or broccoli because we eat them. (Alright, because *you* eat them. I stick with meats.)

And I'm not going to carry a removable sleeve so I can wipe my mouth, or to use in a pinch when I'm over my toilet-paper-square quota for the day. Please.


5 comments:

Amy said...

Elaine- "Can you spare a square?"
Jerry's Girlfriend- "I simply cannot spare it!"


-Seinfeld Quotes

craig said...

when she speaks of using one square, does she suggest using both sides?

jay said...

I think you enjoy blogging about the crazy people. :)

Here's something with some actual content:

You Are What You Grow

BTW, I just started his book (The Omnivore’s Dilemma) and I'd recommend it just based on its introduction.

j.

Jeff said...

I enjoy point out when silly people make silly remarks about things they actually know very little about. Like when George Bush or John Kerry try to tell me about the daily ordeals of "ordinary Americans" for example. LOL.

Thanks for the link. Yet another instance of how government intervention into the world of free market supply and demand is screwing us.

Jonathan said...

See this is what happens when people eat too much hemp