Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Stupidity Train is Waiting at the Station

OK, I know that most of you would not expect to find a picture of a six-pack on my blog. But, how could I resist this story? Last week, I shared with you a story about fools who abort children for the environment. Now it's Canadian beer drinkers.

Take a gander at the AP story below. I'm with the Canadians on this one. You can even keep your Tim Horton's iced coffee in the fridge.

Scientists have found a new threat to the planet: Canadian beer drinkers.

The government-commissioned study says the old, inefficient "beer fridges" that one in three Canadian households use to store their Molson and Labatt's contribute significantly to global warming by guzzling gas- and coal-fired electricity.

"People need to understand the impact of their lifestyles," British environmental consultant Joanna Yarrow tells New Scientist magazine. "Clearly the environmental implications of having a frivolous luxury like a beer fridge are not hitting home. This research helps inform people — let's hope it has an effect."

The problem is that the beer fridges are mostly decades-old machines that began their second careers as beverage dispensers when Canadians upgraded to more energy-efficient models to store whatever Canadians eat besides doughnuts and poutine.

University of Alberta researcher Denise Young, who led the study, suggests that provincial authorities hold beer-fridge buy-backs or round-ups to eliminate the threat — methods that Americans use to get guns off the streets.

You can come buy my bridge; er, I mean fridge.

5 comments:

~big sis said...

diddo to the changes :) and about that fridge thing...i only wish i had one!

The Boisverts said...

LOL! I laughed out loud at this one! Some people make me shake my head in confusion and amazement at their way (or lack thereof) of thinking. And I liked how you said "eh?" in your first sentence; pretty funny stuff.
PS: thanks for the recommendation you gave to J for the Phillipians study guide. I've never read this author or his commentary so I'm interested to do this study!
-Jen B.

Zan said...

Ha Ha Ha!! great one, Curt! We had the second fridge at one time, but it died on us...bummer. Would have loved to chill some beverages....

~big sis said...

time to change the ammbc link!

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