aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

Slow News Day

I find it hard to care about Al Gore's Nobel Prize. He can join Rigoberta Menchu for a game of cribbage over at the Phony Pony Bar & Grill, and they can tell each other how important they are. I don't have to hang out with them and the other gasbags the Norwegians seem to favor.

If I'd stopped to actually think about it -- as if the Nobel Peace Prize mattered anymore -- I would have thought the 100th anniversary of the world Scouting movement (2007) would have been a good time to honor the legacy of Baden-Powell, who saw Scouting as a great movement for world peace (it is).

But we are left with Al Gore, instead. Good thing he buys carbon offsets -- he'll need all that Nobel money to clean up his own hot air. Our British friends have him pegged:

  • Help thou my unbelief

    The distraught father brought his afflicted son to Jesus. The young man could not speak, and would often try to hurt himself. The father told Jesus,…

  • Using up the leftover turkey

    So, the big day has come and gone, and all the fam has gone home, leaving you with a huge amount of roast turkey. What to do? Well. here's a…

  • No such thing as "a little Christmas," Mame

    Christmas is not a single holiday. It is a collection of celebrations piled on top of each other. This is why Christmas tends to be so overwhelming.…

  • 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.
  • 1 comment