Thursday, September 2, 2010

Eco-Loon 'Inspired' by Al's 'Truth'

It was only a matter of time before the hysteria of An Inconvenient Truth resulted in someone flipping out. The nutjob who did so yesterday had become so unhinged by predictions of imminent catastrophe, and by crappy mankind's role in ruining the planet for innocent fauna (and one in particular), that he took matters--and hostages at the Discovery Channel headquarters (which had earlier rejected his program pitch)--into his own hands. From MSNBC:
...Lee appears to have posted environmental and population-control demands online, saying humans are ruining the planet and that Discovery should develop programs to sound the alarm.
“I want Discovery Communications to broadcast on their channels to the world their new program lineup and I want proof they are doing so. I want the new shows started by asking the public for inventive solution ideas to save the planet and the remaining wildlife on it,” the alleged manifesto reads, adding:
“Nothing is more important than saving ... the Lions, Tigers, Giraffes, Elephants, Froggies, Turtles, Apes, Raccoons, Beetles, Ants, Sharks, Bears, and, of course, the Squirrels. The humans? The planet does not need humans.”
Court records show that Lee was arrested Feb. 21, 2008, on the sixth day of a protest at the Discovery building. At the time of his conviction in March 2008, he was identified as being from San Diego.

Police were called to the scene when a crowd that had gathered began growing “unruly” as Lee threw thousands of dollars of cash into the air, some of it still in shrink-wrapped packages, police said at the time. (Lee was found not guilty of littering.)

Lee said at the time that he experienced an ‘‘awakening” when he watched former Vice President Al Gore’s environmental documentary ‘‘An Inconvenient Truth.”...
An "awakening" that obviously drove him, need one say it?, squirrely.

Update: A song for the squirrel-lover.

Update: I love the Discovery Channel song. How 'bout you, squirrel guy?

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