June 7, 2007

Terms of envir-abuse

Illulissat, a town in western Greenland where tourists travel to look at the (melting) icebergs.

Bless the climate and the naturally bounded-environ, for we have a whole new booming lexicon with which to amuse and abuse.

"Eco-suicide tourism" was one I read today, in reference to the carbon dioxide emissions from air travel.

Of course, I’ll always be grateful to Nora (a very clever lady) for coining: “Does my carbon footprint look big in this?”

Meanwhile: A 66 year old California man used pocket knives to amputate his own leg in order to free himself after being pinned under a tree for almost 11 hours.

Now, we all remember around this time in 2003, a 27 year old lad from Colorado used a pocket knife to amputate his own arm to free himself after being trapped for five days under an 360-kilogram boulder in a national park in Utah.

Quite frankly, I think the guy in California was just showing off. Jeez, he didn't even wait half a day before going in for the heroic amateur amputation.

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