Sunday, April 22, 2012

I Fail at Earth Day

Hola you dirty hippies out to save the Earth!

Sunday, April 22 was Earth Day. Did you know that? I did. Okay, I only did because the Twitter Machine told me it was. I check Twitter’s trending topics several times a day to see what’s happening in the world and to find out if anyone important has died.

But, sometimes Twitter is wrong about who has died. The other night Twitter was claiming that Axl Rose had died. All the major media outlets assured everyone that Axl wasn’t dead. I assume that’s the case, but Axl never replied to my tweet checking on him, so I’m still not so sure.

Anyway, yesterday was Earth Day and this seems like a good time to go through some of the things we can all do to protect the Earth and save energy and see if I’m doing a good job. 

To save energy you should…

- Use cloth towels and rags to clean instead of paper towels.
- Turn the air up to 78 or 80 at night or when you leave the house in the summer.
- Open windows in the mornings in the summer.
- Open curtains and blinds in the winter to let the sun help heat the house.
- Recycle
- Turn off unnecessary lights during the day
- Install low flow shower heads
- Don’t run dishwashers that aren’t completely full and then air dry.
- Remove clothes from the dryer, clean lint and run the next load immediately.
- Walk or bike to run errands that are a very short distance away.

So, how’d I do? Well, uh … here’s my Sunday:

- Turned on electric blanket at 5 am, let run full 10 hours to auto shutoff after I got up at 8.
- Installed a showerhead that actually increases the water flow for massaging purposes.
- Top rack of the dishwasher was only half full.
- I leave clothes in the dryer and run it again for 10 mins to get wrinkles out.
- Turned the air down to cool the studio during I’m With Stupid live podcast.
- Turned a fan on in the studio too.
- Fired up both the desktop and laptop so I don’t have to change window sizes.
- Muted the TV during the show instead of turning it off.
- Drove to the mailbox which is about 1/4 mile round trip with the air & radio on.
- I never separate my garbage or recycle. It all goes in the dumpster together.

Then I spent the rest of the day on the computer and watching TV. I even had the TV and computer fired up when I took a little power nap. Hell, even the lights were on. And the air and fan combined to keep it a cool, comfortable 67 degrees.

So, basically what I’m saying here is it’s pretty much up to you guy to save the Earth because apparently I fail at it.


In other news our “But Seriously Folks” show this morning was a freaking classic! We were viciously attacked last week by someone close to us. We were called “childish and immature” as well as being told we “suck.” We had no choice but to respond to this outrageous and hurtful attack. And respond we did!

We talked about using humor to make a serious point. We talk about how our impressions of Dick Clark and Kirk Douglass, which are intended to entertain the masses, are taken as “mocking.” And THEN our attacker came on to back up her claims. What happened at that point is rather shocking! You gotta check this one out guys! 

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I'm With Stupid said...

Ha...You have many issues, but you are damn comfortable while having them. I respect that. Cheers!!


Gnetch said...

Earth Day? What Earth Day? Haha! Just kidding!!

Sorry I keep missing your shows. My other job is killing me!

Mike said...

- Install low flow shower heads
- ..dishwashers .. and then air dry.

Fuck low flow shower heads. Just fuck them.

Heated drying is what sanitizes the dishes. Air dry has been debunked.

Beth said...

You don't fail, you just like to be comfortable, or something;)

I'm With Stupid said...

Matt-Man: I do have a few issues, but I'm learning to live with them. ha


I'm With Stupid said...

Gnetch: You know, I'm really personally very hurt that you have been missing the show. You could make it up to me by playing our show on every computer at your place of employment. hahaha ;-p

(I'm only half joking there.)


I'm With Stupid said...

Mike: As I get older, I find that I oppose "low ploy" anything.


I'm With Stupid said...

Beth: Or something. I guess. haha ;-)