« Good Morning Sunshine | Main | Sunday Morning Snort »
July 07, 2007

Live Aid Earth Concert Inspires Other Causes

International environmental groups, in advance of a bevy of rock musicians, arrived today in Japan to petition Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to ban the traditional Japanese practice of killing whales for food and raw materials.

Organizers of the expedition arrived dramatically at Kobe seaport in small vessels constructed of halved, rotting whale carcasses propelled by outboard motors.

"We're endeavoring to raise awareness of the whales' plight, particularly for extremely rare species such as these," explained Head Organizer Tim Simpul, waving toward the ghastly flotilla of enormous ribcages. "Sometimes people need to be shocked out of their complacency."

Concerts will be held nightly over the next week in The Kobe Municipal Fruit & Flower Park. Attendees can support conservation efforts by purchasing whale-oil luminaria, scrimshaw iphone covers engraved by famous artists such as DoDoGuRu, and fried whale snacks.

UPDATE: The Real Deal.

Their narcissism and hypocrisy footprints dwarf even their massive Carbon Footprint.

Critics say Live Earth lacks achievable goals, and that jet-setting rock stars whose amplifier stacks chew through power may send mixed messages about energy conservation.

Emphasis mine.

The crowd — which was expected to swell to 60,000 — rose to its feet as the reunited Genesis used its hit "Land of Confusion" to send an environmental message with Phil Collins urging fans to make the world "a place worth living in."

I won't be coming home tonight
My generation will put it right
We're not just making promises
That we know, we'll never keep.

UPDATE II: Unsurprisingly, the online article I originally linked has been altered dramatically. It has been expanded to include supportive quotes from other artists, and now excludes the reference to 'Land of Confusion,' and furthermore excludes the original specific criticism (which I did not quote) from (Live Aid patron saint) Bob Geldof, who really wonders what this whole thing is attempting to concretely accomplish.

All of that was replaced with this:

Critics have faulted the Live Earth concerts for lacking clear-cut, achievable goals, and for lauding rock stars whose jet-setting, high-consumption lifestyles can often send a different, less environmentally friendly message.

In London, after fans went home, the stadium's floor was covered with discarded plastic cups and litter.

Many of the musicians acknowledged that they weren't rock stars when it came to the environment but said it was important to start a discussion about climate change.

Same/same.
'Do as I say, not as I do.'

These people want the masses to turn our thermostats down in Winter, when they won't do without one single earthly luxury at any time whatsoever.

Duly noted, Superstars, and please do go fuck yourselves.


digg this
posted by LauraW. at 11:43 AM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Infidel: "I always thought Oct. 3 was a good day.  Seem ..."

Eromero: "I hope the ETEX moron fest went off in the dry. Ra ..."

redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u]: "not sure about about quiet "today", but it's almos ..."

Skandia Recluse: " Is there news? ..."

Tim in Illinois: "Going to be a quiet day. Might as well get some re ..."

redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u]: "/me pulls pins on 2 thermites and 2 Willie Petes,. ..."

redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u]: "#674... wrong link, not that it's not awesome, it' ..."

The Keeper: " WE ARE OVERLOADED ON THETANS. ENTIRE CLOSETS A ..."

redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u]: "there are only 3 sexes:malefemalebat shit crazycho ..."

redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u]: "Posted by: The Keeper at October 22, 2017 04:59 AM ..."

The Political Hat: "I've been getting hundreds of replies to my tweet ..."

redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u]: "what else needs to be said?SFW unless your boss or ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64