Saturday, October 20, 2007

Lights out!

Yes, Los Angeles -- and San Francisco, I think -- are in the midst of an hour without lights. And it's all for the Environment!

Dousing the electrics for 60 minutes is supposed to eliminate the same amount of pollution as, say, 5000 illegal aliens in their beat-up Dodge Vans. Or something.

Needless to say, in my neighborhood the lights burn the same as they do normally. And of course I, Mr Environment, have not doused a single lamp.

What a hideous Gross Polluter I am!

I'm kind of ashamed...I bet our illustrious Mayor Antonio "we clean your toilets!" Villaraigosa turned out the lights while he's bopping his mistress tonight.

Excuse me...I can microwave something and increase my electricity consumption!

Have to hurry...the lights go back on in 10 minutes!

PARENTHETICAL UPDATE-TYPE NOTE: Thanks to the high winds in the area tonight, several communities have participated in the "lights-out" program involuntarily. Me, I enjoyed a microwave pizza....


John said...

Usually the cut power for non payment. It's nice they do it just for fun. That probably makes the ones who got no dough feel a little better.

Anonymous said...

do you suppose there will be an increase in the birth rate nine months down the road? if i might quote LoupyLou....doing the "dastardly deed"....?


Anonymous said...

That whole thing just made me laugh.

How come your power didn't get cut then, if they're doing it all over?


MrScribbler said...

SWG -- There was no cut, we were supposed to cut the lights off voluntarily, no doubt chanting "this one's for Big Al" as we did so.