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July 08, 2009

Ode to a Summer's Morn

The dreamy butterflies bestir,
Lethargic pools resume the whir
Of last year's sundered tune.
From some old fortress on the sun
Baronial bees march, one by one,
In murmuring platoon!

The robins stand as thick to-day
As flakes of snow stood yesterday,
On fence and roof and twig.
The orchis binds her feather on
For her old lover, Don the Sun,
Revisiting the bog!

Without commander, countless, still,
The regiment of wood and hill
In bright detachment stand.
Behold! Whose multitudes are these?
The children of whose turbaned seas,
Or what Circassian land?

- Emily Dickenson

Ah yes.

What joy after a long winter to lightly trip amongst the Cosmos, gently harvesting the spent blossoms as the plaintive cry of a lone Western Maryland DorkHound (Loungeaboutis Davenportensia) wafts heavenward; a myriad invisible ooooooooooo's rising to greet Hyperion as he beginneth his appointed rounds.

The deeply spiritual satisfactions of a carbon neutral life can hardly be overstated.

Posted by Cassandra at July 8, 2009 08:34 AM

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Inevitably Gore's Global Warming ship will sail to the Elysian Fields in the vicinity of China and India then off the edge of the world into oblivion. He reminds me of the Movie Pirates of the Carribean only in this remake it is Pirates of the Carbon Footprint.

Snake oil anyone?

Posted by: vet66 at July 8, 2009 11:50 AM

I loved this thread up to the part where I found ALLGoreble on the far end of the link. Particularly the ode and the imagery I drew from your description of Loungeaboutis Davenportensia's lonesome wailings...

Having enjoyed the speakers at the TED contained in your previous links, I tried to give Goreable a warm reception. Really I did. But chill came over me and I had to bail when the charts came out.

Posted by: bt-the resident-curmudgeon_hun at July 8, 2009 12:38 PM

Too much hot carbon in the air.....can't stay awake past 7 minute mark.....

Al missed his calling. He should have hit the talk show circuit with his comedy routine for a few years. Wouldn't look any more foolish and he might actually get something closely resembling respect from others, too.
He did make one coherent point -- the world's climate is not a political issue.

At least it wasn't until the Democrats figured out how to control people with it and make a profit to boot.

Posted by: DL Sly at July 8, 2009 12:48 PM

Jumanji, anyone?

Posted by: Cricket at July 8, 2009 02:21 PM

I have Zathura.....

Posted by: DL Sly at July 8, 2009 05:16 PM

Ode to a Summer's Morn in Suburbia

My dreamy cobwebs are bestired,
Aroused from lethargic pools of, um, dreaminess
Of last night's party tunes.
When from some old Toro in the dawn
Malevolent bees scream by one,
In barking platoon!
From my idiot neighbor's lawnmower.

I will kill him one day.
Him and his damned yapping dog.

Posted by: spd rdr at July 8, 2009 06:15 PM

I'll say this for the hypocritical Mr. Gore...he's making a pile of money with his scam.

Posted by: camojack at July 9, 2009 01:05 AM

Having enjoyed the speakers at the TED contained in your previous links, I tried to give Goreable a warm reception. Really I did. But chill came over me and I had to bail when the charts came out.

I didn't watch that part, either :p

The amusing part (and what I wanted y'all to see) was The Goracle yammering on about 'how he has fallen'. Apparently the simple life is not all it's cracked up to be.

Posted by: Cassandra at July 9, 2009 08:01 AM

The simple life? During the summer months, stately Gore Manor burns through more electricity in a month than the average US household uses in a year.

Posted by: BillT at July 9, 2009 10:30 AM

Al seems to think that he is the Rodney Dangerfield of former Presidential politicians. One obvious difference is that Rodney never tried to confuse fabrications for the sake of humor with fact. But then Al is in it for the money so fabrications as fact is part of the pitch.

Come to think of it, with Billy Mays early demise, Al might just be King of the Pitchmen.

Posted by: bt-the resident-curmudgeon_hun at July 9, 2009 11:02 AM

How dare you? Mr. Gore is using the moral imperative to sound a warning via his televangical zeal for Gaia. 'Come to me and for your money, I will heal your sins.'

If morals are involved, then it isn't a scam.

Sheesh. Conservatives. Always wanting consistency.

The Engineer just made light-as-a-feather waffles for lunch. I have just sold my soul.

Posted by: Cricket at July 10, 2009 11:36 AM

Oh good helk. There is a SNL sketch floating around on hulu with the Church Lady, Pat Robertson and Jimmy Swaggart.

AlGore as Jimmy Swaggart in that sketch...

I was up until 2 am studying and slept for four hours. Does it show?

Posted by: Cricket at July 10, 2009 11:40 AM