Shuck and Jive

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Earth Gettin' Hot? Here's Why...

Gotta love this letter to the editor. You can read it on-line here.

It reminds me of a joke I heard as a kid on Hee Haw.

Roy: Say, Buck, did you hear astronauts are planning to land on the sun?
Buck: That can't be, Roy! The sun is too darn hot!
Roy: Don't be silly, Buck. They are going to land at night!


  1. I hope so. If the globe warms a little - as it did during the Medieval Warming Period / Climate Optimum and during the Roman Warm Period - then not only will agriculture gain a boost but also deaths from cold will drop!

  2. That letter was too well written to be anything BUT satire! Chris' comments, on the other hand...

  3. Hi Sandra,

    I do believe you are right. It must be a satire, and a darn good one! Despite Chris, I think more and more people are taking this seriously. I wonder which collapse will happen first:

    1) climate catastrophe from burning fossil fuels...

    2) economic catastrophe when we feel the impact of peak oil...


    3) nuclear catastrophe from who knows what screwball will think that is a good idea...

    Two solutions to these three options:

    1) Maybe as my true believer friends believe, Jesus will come back and save the faithful before any of those hit.

    2) I am not going to make it in the true believer camp. Too damn heretical. So, I vote for human beings getting their act together.

    3) But that may not happen soon. So, perhaps when we begin to really feel the crunch of those catastrophes we will wise up and choose 2 or...

    4) Ford Prefect zooms me away in the nick of time after I have a few beers.

  4. Notice I said two solutions to these three problems and by golly, I came up with four!

    Kind of like Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, a trilogy in five parts.