They Didn't Ask Me (dr_phil_physics) wrote,
They Didn't Ask Me

No Pressure

Got this video link from Ferret Steinmetz. It's from a 2010 U.K. ad for the 10:10 project, working on reducing your carbon footprint by 10%.

It would never play in the United States, of course. Too many people believe in No Consequences Living. That global warming or clean air and clean water or a reduction on dependence on oil is all a great conspiracy to Make Our Lives Miserable.

So... no pressure.

Alas, not sure where I fit in. Driving solo 150+ miles a day, a tank of gas every two days, isn't exactly carbon neutral. On the other hand, we keep getting smiley faces from Consumers Energy every month, showing that our electric energy usage is lower than similar energy efficient homes in our area. Are we smug bastards doing things right? Or is it just that we don't have any kids and got rid of our extra freezer when it died last year?

Most days I despair over the state of TV commercials. It's nice to be able to see a taste of some of the global market -- sure there are dreadful ads overseas as well, but some of the more public service types of commercials are vastly superior.

Dr. Phil

  • Slow Food

    This flu started out with a stomach upset. And roughly ended with same. Today was the first day I ate a meal without feeling bad. Of course, the…

  • blergh...

    Long weekend. Friday and Saturday night, little sleep. Sunday morning I emailed Mrs. Dr. Phil at 6:20am not to bother to come in. I wouldn't be any…

  • House Arrest

    Well, we're in lockdown mode here at Fuller due to the flu. They did nasal swabs and the first results were negative save for one. But it sounds like…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.