December 11, 2006

Billy Bob Unwittingly Saves World

Tim Blair reports on The Guardian’s George Monboit’s attempt to save the world by abolishing sports – being an obviously unsustainable and useless form of mere entertainment:

"Perhaps we should recognise that some sports are simply too wasteful to be sustained. It is, after all, just entertainment. Can we really live with the idea that we might destroy the planet for fun?" [Yeah, sure, why not - ed]

Monboit offers a singular alternative to all known sports:

"For years a group of us struggled to find a sport that everyone could play. The young men were happy with football, but women, children and older people got hurt in collisions. We tried hockey, with disastrous results. Cricket and rounders lacked excitement. Then someone suggested ultimate frisbee and we have never looked back ...

It’s a great sport - I don’t why it isn’t played more widely."

If he’d done a modicum of research, Monboit would have known that Drunka and Billy Bob have been collaborating as planet saviors for quite a long time now.


  1. Billy Bob wishes to be honored by being named a Hero of the Soviet Union.

    (Monbiot is a pinhead.)

  2. Oh, I see.

    I was thinking along the lines of a simple Nobel prize nomination.

  3. Anonymous4:31 PM

    Mrs Drunka respectfully wishes to disagree with Mr Drunka ("jgm" above) on this matter. I have been told by Mr William Robert ("Billy Bob" above) himself that he will not be satisfied with anything less than recognition for planet-wide heroism and truly believes that galaxy-wide or perhaps universe-wide recognition would not be out of the question.

  4. Oh, I see. So a Nobel prize is merely the antipasto, while the Honorable Savior of the Earth, Mr William Robert awaits his intergalactic dog of the universe prize?

    Indeed, that would not be out of the question.

    We’ll continue to keep a keen look out for first contact, and when that time come, the item at the top of the agenda will be Billy Bob’s prize!