As Awful Announcing points out, at 8 p.m. this evening the fine leafy folks at the World Wildlife Fund are asking everyone to turn off nonessential lights (does a strobe light count?) to call attention to climate change. Of course, they couldn't've asked us to do that in, say, mid-February when there's nothing to watch. Nooooo, those Maynard G. Muskyvotes wait until the weekend of the Elite 8. Didn't your friends, the wood nymphs, tell you about that?
The Grand Rapids Press talked to one sports bar, which is probably not alone among sports bars with no plans to observe Earth Hour this evening. In fact, many of the town's environmentalists had never heard of it.
"Some of Grand Rapids' most prominent environmentalists, including Mayor George Heartwell, also had not heard of Earth Hour.
"Earth Hour?" Heartwell said when asked how he planned to observe it. "
Guess he didn't get the memo. BECAUSE IT WOULD BE PRINTED ON PAPER, TREE KILLER!
And Google is all dark today. A grand gesture, no doubt, as a black screen uses no power whatsoever. Everyone turn on your black lights!