Laugh Of The Day

Now I’ve often looked around and thought “Bingley, how can you show the world what kind of a committed environmentalist you really are?” I mean, heck, I already recycle by dumping stuff into landfills (since it all was ripped out of Gaia’s flesh the most logical thing to do is shove it back in); I try to feed the wondrous flora by generating as much tasty carbon dioxide for them as I can…what else can a concerned fellow do? Well, now I know:

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have bought a man-made island in the shape of Ethiopia that is part of an ambitious luxury development off the coast of Dubai, a newspaper reported Wednesday.
The Hollywood couple intend to use the reclaimed piece of land to showcase environmental issues and encourage people to live a greener life, the Emirates Today newspaper said.
The couple’s purchase is part of cluster of 300 islands, shaped like a world map, that is gradually surfacing in waters off the booming Gulf emirate.

What says “I care about the environment” better than an artificial island?
And what adjective describes a Middle East country better than “booming”?

9 Responses to “Laugh Of The Day”

  1. The_Real_JeffS says:

    I hope The Hollywood Couple™ aren’t planning on a remake of this movie.
    For one thing, Guam ain’t shaped like Ethiopia.

  2. The_Real_JeffS says:

    On a more serious note, I can think of no better way for Pitt and Jolie to demonstrate their hypocrisy. Not only will their so-called “carbon footprint” increase immensely, they are pretty much laughing in the face of all the greenies, while accepting their hosannas. Sheesh!

  3. “live a greener life”
    In the desert.
    Wouldn’t that be more like “live a dunner life”, or perhaps “live a more beige and khaki life”?

  4. Kate P says:

    “Shaped like a world map”–um, rectangular? Rolled up?

  5. Is it a Mercator projection? That might take a lot more backfill than necessary.

  6. Emily says:

    What better place to “showcase environmental issues” than a “ambitious luxury development”?

  7. ricki says:

    Well, if the construction process is like any kind of construction/remodeling I’ve ever experienced, they’ll be wrapped up in dealing with crooked/absent/misguided/stoned contractors and workers that we probably won’t hear another peep out of them for a good 6 years.
    Just tryin’ to be optimistic here.

  8. Gunslinger says:

    I can’t wait until the oil bubble bursts turning Dubai and the rest of the U.A.E. boom town into a ghost town. Anybody invested there (i.e. Brad and Angie) hopefully will lose their asses.

  9. The_Real_JeffS says:

    ricki, given the dismal construction standards that I’ve seen throughout the Middle East, you’d best add in “incompetent/untrained” as well.
    That’s if Dubai follows the same practice of using ex-pats to run the projects, and limited skilled workers assisted by hordes of unskilled labor to do the actual construction.

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