EMISSIONS REDUCED

Who said environmentalists were sexless and prudish?

Greenhouse gas may not be very sexy, but a group of self-proclaimed “ecobabes” in Sonoma County found a unique way to bring out global warming’s naughty side—posing for a pinup calendar.

HOT! Er, I mean, warm. Er, climate changed.

The 12 female environmentalists were photographed—fully clothed, for the most part—in an effort to raise money for the Climate Protection Campaign of Sonoma County and seduce the public into reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Oh, it’ll reduce emissions. No question of that.

The pictures are not nearly as racy as Playboy or even Sports Illustrated’s famous swimsuit issue. The models are seen reclining amid flowers, prancing around in hot [climate change—ed] pants, lounging pensively on a pier or, in the case of the cover girl, showing her body in silhouette behind a shroud.

Aside from a few thighs and a vague hint of cleavage, there is precious little skin in the 2007 ecobabes calendar.

Thank God for that. Yet sister environmentaloids are offended:

Titillating as it is, the calendar has turned off some environmentalists. The Northcoast Environmental Center, based in the Humboldt County town of Arcata, refused to display the calendars in its popular eco-boutique.

“I felt it was objectifying women and using their bodies to make money,” said Alisha Clompus, 26, an artist and anthropologist who is office manager for the Northcoast center. “It’s like making money off another form of oppression.”

The day I invent a name so splendidly, drearily evocative as “Alisha Clompus”, I’m outta here. It simply can’t be beat. Let’s see what these fully-clothed ecobabes have to say for themselves:

• Karen:

I eat chocolate almost everyday, and that’s not grown in my bioregion, so I suppose that could be considered a serious eco-confession.

Hit nonbioregiondietconfessions.com for further sassy online choc-chat.

• Monika:

When I look at a bird, I reflect on its role in the ecosystem. If we lose that bird we lose not only its beauty, but also the services it provides to the world and therefore to us all.

Birds as service providers. Hadn’t previously thought of them in that role, which is possibly only because they don’t actually provide any services.

• Eydie:

We’re here where we are. I feel I am here because I’m supposed to be here. Whatever the circumstance is, I’m supposed to be.

Should be an interesting court case if Eydie ever presses charges against someone who assaults her.

UPDATE from Mike D: “First we have the ecobabes. Then we have the right wing babes. Like you thought there’d be a contest?”

Posted by Tim B. on 11/28/2006 at 08:49 AM
    1. The big news today is how Kyoto is increasing CO2 emissions.

      My commentary here

      http://www.rantburg.com/poparticle.php?ID=173356&D=2006-11-28&HC=3

      Posted by phil_b on 2006 11 28 at 09:08 AM • permalink

 

    1. The breadth of the intellectual discourse by the EcoBabes is stunning. They are truly infused with the spirit of Gaia.

      Posted by Mr. Bingley on 2006 11 28 at 09:14 AM • permalink

 

    1. They were right to put inverted commas around ‘ecobabes’. You’ve got to be careful about false advertising complaints these days.

      Posted by Art Vandelay on 2006 11 28 at 09:14 AM • permalink

 

    1. Well, now, Bonny’s rather a buxom wench, and Camila’s kind of cute. But what’s the deal with Lindsay and that stupid sunflower hat? Or is it a hat? In that headdress, she puts me in mind of the Aztec goddess, Chantico, who is described thusly at Crystalinks.com: “In Aztec mythology, Chantico (’she who dwells in the house’) was the goddess of fires in the family hearth and volcanoes. She broke a fast by eating paprika with roasted fish, and was turned into a dog by Tonacatecuhtli. She also wears a crown of poisonous cactus spikes, and takes the form of a red serpent.” These ecobabes may be fooling with powers far beyond their knowledge and comprehension.

      Posted by paco on 2006 11 28 at 09:24 AM • permalink

 

    1. Birds as service providers. Hadn’t previously thought of them in that role, which is possibly only because they don’t actually provide any services.

      Sure they do! Haven’t you seen The Simpsons? They provide much needed grooming.

      Mmmmmm…. Elephant Fresh ™.

      Posted by Nicholas on 2006 11 28 at 09:34 AM • permalink

 

    1. I love Eydie’s cogitations: “We’re here where we are.” As opposed to someplace else, I guess. Or as Buckaroo Banzai put it, “Wherever you go, there you are!”

      Posted by Urbs in Horto on 2006 11 28 at 09:37 AM • permalink

 

    1. “I eat chocolate almost everyday, and that’s not grown in my bioregion, so I suppose that could be considered a serious eco-confession.”

      Point #1: Somebody should tell her that “chocolate” isn’t grown.

      Point #2: If she’s concerned that cocoa (or cacao, or whatever the preferred English spelling is) isn’t grown in her personal chocolate-consuming bioregion, there’s an easy solution: Move to where it is. Might not be as appealing a place to live as Sonoma County, of course, but we all have to make sacrifices in the name of Gaia, right?

      Posted by PW on 2006 11 28 at 09:46 AM • permalink

 

    1. Bonny may be buxom, but in the sfgate photo, she also has furry man-legs. Yum.

      Posted by jaimeinnh on 2006 11 28 at 09:48 AM • permalink

 

    1. By the way, check out the opinion poll in the article: 63% of the respondents said that the calendar is “not in keeping with the ideals of the environmental movement.” The option “If you don’t like it, don’t buy it” was picked by only 5% of the respondents.

      I knew the econuts were humorless scolds, but this defies belief: this gaggle of Mrs Grundys is bent out of shape because a group of women freely choose to promote their cause by taking some mildly attractive photographs of themselves. This tells me everything I need to know about environmentalists’ attitude toward human freedom and the open society.

      Posted by Urbs in Horto on 2006 11 28 at 09:49 AM • permalink

 

    1. Also from “we’re where we are” Eydie:

      How do you deal with bad moods and beat the blues?—Pet my dogs. They’re so simple.

      Yep, nature is simple, unlike us presumably complicated humans. Small wonder these people always sound a little confused.

      Posted by PW on 2006 11 28 at 09:49 AM • permalink

 

    1. OK, a couple of things…

      An 11 month calendar, for 2007 folks. July (except for the 4th of) is out.

      To: Alisha Clompus

      “It’s like making money off another form of oppression.”

      I see, hmmmm. Is THIS what you are equating it with, Ms. Clompus?

      Posted by El Cid on 2006 11 28 at 09:52 AM • permalink

 

    1. Well, I must say I’m pretty proud of the Blair gang. Nine comments in and not one guy has said that “Miss July can warm my globes heh heh heh” or even mentioned temperature rising. Instead we’ve had a lively discussion on socio-cultural attitudes on impending doom and the modern-day manifestation of Aztec myths. What a cultured bunch!

      Posted by SoberHT on 2006 11 28 at 09:53 AM • permalink

 

    1. These women may not be mensa material but the calendar is harmless and can in no way be considered sexually exploitive. This Alisha Clompus is the tiresome one of the story. And she is only 26. My hope had been that when the boomers died off (of which I am one) so would this pedantic humorless thinking.

      Posted by debi L. on 2006 11 28 at 09:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. Another intriguing interview excerpt, by Kellie (who’s kinda cute):

      What crazy thing have you done?

      Probably the craziest thing I have ever done was when my husband and I quit our jobs in Pennsylvania, packed up our car and decided to take a long trip across the country. We didn’t know where we were going, but we wanted to find a new place to live. We traveled the whole summer and then my clutch went out in Petaluma and here we are four years later.

      It’s gonna take her years to become carbon-neutral again.

      Posted by PW on 2006 11 28 at 09:58 AM • permalink

 

    1. Karen’s drives a ‘66 Mustang??  Gaia will not be pleased!

      Posted by the wolf on 2006 11 28 at 09:59 AM • permalink

 

    1. What a cultured bunch!

      No, it’s just that from the two examples I’ve seen this lot is better seen fully clothed. There’s no need for eco-indulgences carbon-credits to assuage guilty feelings for looking at naughty pictures.

      Posted by Bruce Rheinstein on 2006 11 28 at 10:01 AM • permalink

 

    1. #14: We traveled the whole summer and then my clutch went out in Petaluma and here we are four years later.

      As her friend Eydie would say, she’s there where she is, because she’s supposed to be there.

      #8: Didn’t notice the furry man-legs. But surely that’s correctable?

      Posted by paco on 2006 11 28 at 10:04 AM • permalink

 

    1. Well Tim, as we say around these parts (south of the Mason-Dixon).

      I wouldn’t attempt sexual congress with any of them even with your appendage.

      Or something like that.

      Posted by joe bagadonuts on 2006 11 28 at 10:06 AM • permalink

 

    1. I’d say they are playing fast and loose with the term “babe”…

      Posted by Not My Problem on 2006 11 28 at 10:12 AM • permalink

 

    1. #18 Joe, I hadn’t heard that line before. Good one!

      Posted by paco on 2006 11 28 at 10:15 AM • permalink

 

    1. Incidentally, the name “Alisha Clompus” is worthy of Wodehouse (or at least, of Peter DeVries).

      Posted by paco on 2006 11 28 at 10:18 AM • permalink

 

    1. #7.”I eat chocolate almost everyday, and that’s not grown in my bioregion, so I suppose that could be considered a serious eco-confession.”

      At first glance I thought she meant that eating chocolate hadn’t made her arse fat.

      Which could have been a prime eco-gloat.

      Posted by Olrence on 2006 11 28 at 10:20 AM • permalink

 

    1. I like Karens diconnect with reality.

      “ envision a world where nature informs everyone’s lives, where we use locally grown food and products, and where our work benefits our community.

      To that end, I am a writer and a graphic designer,”

      Which will feed and clothe who?? And if nature “informs everyones lives” then theres not going to be much need for your line of work.
      I want to know if putting one of these on the wall will act as a mini-Gore and save on air-conditioning.

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2006 11 28 at 10:38 AM • permalink

 

    1. Paco, (#21) Snap! I thought of P.G. Wodehouse the instant I read “Alisha Clompus”.

      Dickens came in a close second, but who can ever forget the Margoyle’s superb coining of the nom de Spoon; “Andrew Bartleweet”

      Posted by Pedro the Ignorant on 2006 11 28 at 10:42 AM • permalink

 

    1. #24 Pedro: “Bartleweet”, itself, is practically Wodehousian. For that matter, so is Margo (to borrow from The Master, Himself, she looks as if she had been stuffed in a hurry by an incompetent taxidermist).

      Posted by paco on 2006 11 28 at 11:01 AM • permalink

 

    1. Sheesh, Paco, that #4 post is gonna give Floss a run for his money.  Well, maybe a brief stroll for his money.  You and Wronwright been clicking “Pre-Columbian” on the Tardis dial?

      Posted by crittenden on 2006 11 28 at 11:05 AM • permalink

 

    1. #13 debi L. –

      These women may not be mensa material but the calendar is harmless and can in no way be considered sexually exploitive.

      Oh yeah, that’s the way to get those calendars to sell.  Might as well beat the rush and mark them down to 50 cents and stick them on the BARGAINS shelf in the foyer at Barnes & Noble.  Hell, place them on a table outside the door with a placard that says “HONOR SYSTEM, please pay for this inside”.  Anyone that would want to steal a calendar won’t, once they see the pin up girls.  And those that wouldn’t steal would pay inside.  Assuming they were gainfully employed and had money to spend on anything other than food.

      Posted by wronwright on 2006 11 28 at 11:19 AM • permalink

 

    1. “Global warming” has recognition in this case of judicial adventurism. It has made the jump from film, to coffee shop to being an irrefutable fact. It is putting a $10+ billion planned export coal mine in jeopardy.

      http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/nsw/NSWLEC/2006/720.html

      Posted by boxofmatches on 2006 11 28 at 11:22 AM • permalink

 

    1. Speaking of calendars, compare and contrast: ecobabes versus Marines.

      http://www.freedomisnotfree.com/

      Posted by Sonetka’s Mom on 2006 11 28 at 11:26 AM • permalink

 

    1. Oh, and I’m shallow – but re: calendar – “woof, woof”.

      Posted by boxofmatches on 2006 11 28 at 11:30 AM • permalink

 

    1. I’m with Alisha. I strongly object to the objectification of women and even more vehemently object to those who might objectify them.

      Even though I spent a happy five days at the Gabba watching the to-and-froms getting a thorough pasting, I still strongly object to those among us who might be women objectifiers.

      Well, that’s enough of that, time to go to bed.

      Posted by Whale Spinor on 2006 11 28 at 11:34 AM • permalink

 

    1. Clompus?

      Of the Philadelphia Clompus’?

      Posted by mojo on 2006 11 28 at 11:34 AM • permalink

 

    1. #26 Jules: Mentalfloss could run through the whole galaxy of Aztec gods in the time it took me to dig up the dope on Chantico.

      Wronwright and I did, indeed, make a stop in Pre-Columbian Mexico City. Talk about your close calls! They gave us robes made of parrot feathers, offered us our choice of nubile honeys, and all the food we could eat. We even got to officiate at one of their weird basketball games (lotta turnover in that sport, seeing as how they executed the losers; they must have had a great farm system). But I knew something was up when I asked about the last white gods who had dropped in. The high panjandrums just stammered and grinned sheepishly and changed the subject to the current corn crop and so forth. Upon being pressed, however, they finally admitted that their previous visitors had died. As near as I could make out, it seemed that they all died on the operating table from radical heart surgery (probably all that spicey pork). Well, I wasn’t about to hang around waiting for my arteries to get so bad that one of those Aztec sawbones felt compelled to start carving, so we skedaddled.

      Posted by paco on 2006 11 28 at 11:36 AM • permalink

 

    1. As an artist, performer, MC for events, and avid creative thinker, I constantly generate playful ways to engage people in caring for the earth. My alias is Betty Biodiesel who dresses up as a sunflower and educates people about biofuels. I lead a project called biofuels4schools.org, am part of a co-op working to increase biofuel distribution in this region, and have a Green MBA.

      I laughed so hard when reading this.  All that work and energy she invested in this noble cause.  And for what?  It created no benefit whatsoever except for making Miss Sunflower feel good about herself.

      But I will say that I did look at some of the photos of the Ecobabes (mainly due to paco saying one of them was buxom, a surefire way to get me to look at anything).  Boy am I disappointed.  I had a big hard on from watching slides of my high school math teacher’s school bus trip to Alaska.  His wife drove the second bus and once she wore knee length shorts.

      Posted by wronwright on 2006 11 28 at 11:37 AM • permalink

 

    1. #34 Wronwright: Did I say “buxom”? I’m sorry; I meant “bucolic”.

      Posted by paco on 2006 11 28 at 11:43 AM • permalink

 

    1. Actually, that should read “I had a bigger hard on …” Sorry for the mistake.  I was stilll laughing hard at Miss Betty Biodiesel’s earnest statement.

      (please note:  for the record I didn’t really get a hard on from watching the vacation slides, but I did get one from watching Kathy Cosler who had sat in the front row that day wearing a very tight pair of jeans, something called a body shirt I think, and what I’m fairly certain was a stuffed bra)

      Posted by wronwright on 2006 11 28 at 11:47 AM • permalink

 

    1. #32, shouldn’t that be Clompi?

      I’d prefer a caledar of basset hounds—better looking bitches there.

      And this past Thursday we did have a bird provide her services to us.  She was delicious.

      Posted by rbj1 on 2006 11 28 at 11:53 AM • permalink

 

    1. Alisha Clompus sounds more Kurt “Moon Glampers” Vonnegut to me.

      Posted by Rob Read on 2006 11 28 at 12:10 PM • permalink

 

    1. Oh, it’ll reduce emissions. No question of that.

      I just had a urine emission.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2006 11 28 at 12:23 PM • permalink

 

    1. #17 Paco,

      For a glimpse of Bonny’s furry man-legs, click on the pic just to the right of the lede of the sfgate article at the “sexless and prudish” link. The furry part can be corrected, but those mannish calves are something else again.

      Posted by jaimeinnh on 2006 11 28 at 12:25 PM • permalink

 

    1. Just had a peek at the enviro-“babes”. This is a classic case of global warming causing cooling. Specifically, just south of the Equator.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2006 11 28 at 12:26 PM • permalink

 

    1. Hmmmm.

      I think what’s needed is a reply by the Uncaring Gaia-Destroying Morlocks of Tim Blair.  Perhaps a calender of various commenters in their favorite poses slowly destroying the Earth.

      Posted by memomachine on 2006 11 28 at 12:35 PM • permalink

 

    1. #40 Jamieinnh: I dunno. I ventured into the image gallery for Bonny, and her legs didn’t look so bad, although the quality of the photography may be at fault. Maybe these photos were taken by Arab stringers working for Reuters. Or maybe I’ve been ruined by the calendar I get every year from one of our clients: it has pictures of agricultural and mining equipment.

      Posted by paco on 2006 11 28 at 12:35 PM • permalink

 

    1. I believe for every drop of rains that falls
      A bimbo grows

      I believe that somewhere in the darkest night ignorance still grows

      I believe for everone who goes astray, someone will come to keep them that way

      I believe, I believe

      Posted by yojimbo on 2006 11 28 at 12:42 PM • permalink

 

    1. #42 Ed: What a first-rate idea! Here’s my entry .

      Posted by paco on 2006 11 28 at 12:42 PM • permalink

 

    1. #44 Yojimbo: that was beautiful, man. *sniff*.

      Posted by paco on 2006 11 28 at 01:11 PM • permalink

 

    1. #29, I was all set to huff and puff about the objectifying of women in calendars and all that, but then I followed your link to the Marine calendar and forgot what I was going to say.  Oh well.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 11 28 at 01:27 PM • permalink

 

    1. Thanks Paco

      I’ll be here all week.

      Try the bean dip.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2006 11 28 at 01:28 PM • permalink

 

    1. Alisha Clompus brings to mind WC Fields as well as Wodehouse.
      Appropriately, South Park ran the Rainforest episode last night, dated 1999, and featuring the hippie teacher’s tilted head of compassion!

      Posted by Latino on 2006 11 28 at 01:32 PM • permalink

 

    1. #43 Paco

      Upon further review, you’re right: Bonny’s legs aren’t so furry and mannish after all. But she can play on my co-ed rugby side all the same.

      Posted by jaimeinnh on 2006 11 28 at 01:37 PM • permalink

 

    1. #42, ed, here’s my contribution to the Tim Blair Eco Calendar.  I intend to boost emissions by staying there, playing there, and getting to and from by using one of these.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 11 28 at 01:42 PM • permalink

 

    1. If we lose that bird we lose not only its beauty, but also the services it provides to the world and therefore to us all

      One wonders if she’s also the emo girl on youtube:

      Emo Girl

      Posted by Ernst Blofeld on 2006 11 28 at 01:44 PM • permalink

 

    1. No more italics.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2006 11 28 at 01:58 PM • permalink

 

    1. I have to say, that while most of those ecobabes aren’t babes, they are attractive in a wholesome, down to earth manner.  So to speak.  If you ignore any Mother Gaia™ related antics (e.g., that Chantico wannabe).

      And dates would be a bitch…..think of the dinner conversations: “I reduced my eco-footprint by 5% today by not showering!  What did you do to save the earth?”

      No thanks!

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2006 11 28 at 02:04 PM • permalink

 

    1. Monika has watched too many Flintstones episodes.  Or not enough maybe.

      Posted by aaron_ on 2006 11 28 at 02:05 PM • permalink

 

    1. I’m guessing there will be no photos with the global thermometer.

      Posted by aaron_ on 2006 11 28 at 02:10 PM • permalink

 

    1. Blofeld?

      Ernst Stavro Blofeld, of the Bitterburg Blofelds?

      Posted by mojo on 2006 11 28 at 02:10 PM • permalink

 

    1. Just had a peek at the enviro-“babes”. This is a classic case of global warming causing cooling. Specifically, just south of the Equator.

      In fact, I figured that’s the “reduced emissions” Tim was talking about…

      Posted by PW on 2006 11 28 at 02:21 PM • permalink

 

    1. Ecobabes + Toyota Prius = suckiest SEMA exhibit ever.

      Posted by Matt in Denver on 2006 11 28 at 02:22 PM • permalink

 

    1. Interestingly, not one of these ecobabes* would seem to have any desire to become the wife of a Third World subsistence-level farmer…

      * Sorry about the italics.

      Posted by JJM Ballantyne on 2006 11 28 at 02:38 PM • permalink

 

    1. Aggh, it looks like we are stuck in italics land.  People, remember, we need to conserve italics.  If we lose italics we lose not only its beauty, but also the services it provides to the world and therefore to us all.

      Posted by rbj1 on 2006 11 28 at 02:38 PM • permalink

 

    1. #61: Not to mention the fact that, if we abuse italics privileges, Andrea will lock us in a closet with angry bees.

      Posted by paco on 2006 11 28 at 02:46 PM • permalink

 

    1. Well, Ms. Clompus’s mosaics are not horrible, much to my surprise.

      Posted by SoberHT on 2006 11 28 at 02:58 PM • permalink

 

    1. Birds as service providers. Hadn’t previously thought of them in that role, which is possibly only because they don’t actually provide any services.

      I think that birds provide a few services.  They make good sport for hunters and some are quite tasty.

      Posted by kbiel on 2006 11 28 at 03:07 PM • permalink

 

    1. In fact, I figured that’s the “reduced emissions” Tim was talking about…

      I know what Dave and PW mean, but I was thinking that “reduced emissions” referred to less flatulence from both an eco-friendly diet and the intensely clenched butt cheeks one would expect of people who are so clearly anal-retentive.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2006 11 28 at 03:28 PM • permalink

 

    1. I only use shade grown fair trade organic italics hand crafted within my own bioregion.  By indigeous tribesmen.  Tribespersons.

      Posted by Steve Skubinna on 2006 11 28 at 03:28 PM • permalink

 

    1. Alisha Clompus – sounds like a name invented by Ian Flemming – like Pussy Galore, specialising in a certain type of sexual gratification for James Bond.

      Posted by Big Arnie on 2006 11 28 at 03:36 PM • permalink

 

    1. Italics are the compassionate head-tilt of text.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2006 11 28 at 03:38 PM • permalink

 

    1. They can’t be, Dave…..italics lean to the right, not to the left.  See?

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2006 11 28 at 03:43 PM • permalink

 

    1. Turns out conservatives are compassionate.

      Posted by aaron_ on 2006 11 28 at 03:57 PM • permalink

 

    1. Eco bow wow

      Posted by Bandit on 2006 11 28 at 04:09 PM • permalink

 

    1. Now close your eyes and imagine those ecobabes standing next to you – shoulder to shoulder – in the global fight against Islamofascist terrorism.

      Posted by neoZionoid on 2006 11 28 at 04:28 PM • permalink

 

    1. #72 – Imagine them as human shields.  Now that I’d get behind.  Literally.

      Posted by Steve Skubinna on 2006 11 28 at 04:47 PM • permalink

 

    1. Number 66:

      Tribeswopersons.

      Posted by JJM Ballantyne on 2006 11 28 at 05:07 PM • permalink

 

    1. I wish someone had told me that birds were service providers.
      Next time I put some seed out for the lorikeets I’ll have to insist that they cut the grass and perhaps iron my work shirts.
      Thanks Monika

      Posted by Hank Reardon on 2006 11 28 at 05:22 PM • permalink

 

    1. Alisha must be one of the few women who hasn’t ever had the urge to take off all her clothes and pose for the camera. Or hasn’t found anyone willing enough to take the pictures. Or is fighting her natural instincts.

      Posted by Dminor on 2006 11 28 at 05:50 PM • permalink

 

    1. I washed my bioregion extensively with soap this morning.  Looks like we’re heading for another 40C day in Sydney today, so the old bioregion will need more soap tonight…

      Posted by anthony_r on 2006 11 28 at 06:06 PM • permalink

 

    1. Eydie:
      We’re here where we are. I feel I am here because I’m supposed to be here. Whatever the circumstance is, I’m supposed to be.

      Oh, my. That’s way deeper than my 91IQ can handle.

      Posted by rinardman on 2006 11 28 at 06:14 PM • permalink

 

    1. Crittenden had a lovely line of thought on his blog.
      Why not cut the crap and call them carbon indulgences. Much the same as the scandalous selling of indulgences by the Catholic church eventualy bit them on the ass this could do the same.
      It also has a lovely mystical ring to it. Im suprised Paco inc. havent secured the rights to these yet

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2006 11 28 at 06:29 PM • permalink

 

    1. I thought this was one of Tim’s funniest posts ever.

      Posted by Ian Deans on 2006 11 28 at 06:29 PM • permalink

 

    1. 46 paco

      that was beautiful, man. *sniff*.

      Here’s some tissue …poor guy…yeah yojimbo, helluva writer…and as soon as I finish cuttin’ these onions up…I’m gonna’ read his post..:).

      Posted by El Cid on 2006 11 28 at 06:55 PM • permalink

 

    1. #74 – tribeswymyn.  Or trybswymyn.

      Posted by Steve Skubinna on 2006 11 28 at 08:16 PM • permalink

 

    1. #63 Mark,
      The mosaics aren’t bad, but the powerpoints look like they have seen an ecobabe naked!
      (=o)

      Posted by SezaGeoff on 2006 11 28 at 08:17 PM • permalink

 

    1. At least California can produce ecobabbling females who don’t look like yetis, if not far emoved- imagine a Byron Bay produced item, featuring the likes of Anne Summers, Margo Kingston and Bob Ellis in drag?

      BTW, boidies do a wonderful service, especially in the eyes of those who regard humanity as the cause of all earthly ill-s- by incubating and spreading influenza, they may play a major part in wiping out the homo sapiens virus.

      (And they’re delicious as well- Peking duck last night, 5 courses out of the one bird- what a versatile critter).

      Posted by Habib on 2006 11 28 at 08:22 PM • permalink

 

    1. Edyie’s Song

      I’m here because I’m here because
      I’m here because I’m here,
      I’m here because I’m here because
      I’m here because I’m here.

      (It’s a footie song, I think)

      Posted by kae on 2006 11 28 at 08:23 PM • permalink

 

    1. When I look at a bird, I reflect on its role in the ecosystem.

      When I look at a bird, I reflect on salt, pepper, olive oil, garlic, chopped parsley and few strips of bacon or maybe slices of chorizo…

      Posted by Big Jim on 2006 11 28 at 09:14 PM • permalink

 

    1. They killed thousands of trees to print a

      fully-clothed

      pinup calendar.I mean, really, what else do you have to know to understand the level of thinking going on there?

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 11 28 at 09:19 PM • permalink

 

    1. #87 Richard: With your usual brevity, you have described the fatuity of environmental sentimentalism exactly.

      Posted by paco on 2006 11 28 at 09:30 PM • permalink

 

    1. Down comes Pirelli calendar… up goes Sonoma County “Ecobabes” calendar.

      What’s the bet that days like Summer Solstice and Winter Equinox feature prominently, but Christmas has been rendered a normal day.

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2006 11 28 at 10:38 PM • permalink

 

    1. If we lose that bird we lose not only its beauty, but also the services it provides to the world and therefore to us all. 
      Her appeal to end the plastic turkey debunking.

      Posted by slatts on 2006 11 28 at 10:48 PM • permalink

 

    1. #85 kae:

      Beautiful! I’m still giggling.

      Posted by Dr Alice on 2006 11 28 at 11:23 PM • permalink

 

    1. Alisha Clompus brings up memories of Jean Shepherd’s (A Christmas Story) stories that included the Bumpus hounds next door.

      Or Faulkner’s Bolus and Snopes stories.

      Clompus is such a Southern US name.

      Posted by JorgXMcKie on 2006 11 28 at 11:28 PM • permalink

 

    1. Clompus.

      onomatopoeic, like whack, slurp, crack, fart, gurgle, giggle, slap, click, snap, creak, pop…

      Posted by kae on 2006 11 28 at 11:34 PM • permalink

 

    1. #93: One pictures a stout woman leaving behind huge carbon footprints, in spite of herself.

      Posted by paco on 2006 11 28 at 11:49 PM • permalink

 

    1. #63 – Well, Ms. Clompus’s mosaics are not horrible, much to my surprise.

      Mosaic power points! What the hell kind of environmental statement is that? Her target market shouldn’t be using mains power!

      They’re not horrible but they’re painfully twee. The sort of thing sold in suburban art-and-craft markets and turned out by someone who has done a short course at the local University of the Third Age.

      Posted by walterplinge on 2006 11 28 at 11:52 PM • permalink

 

    1. Charity:
      Diet:  Vegan (eating mostly fruits and veggies)

      She’s a cannibal.

      Posted by kae on 2006 11 29 at 12:05 AM • permalink

 

    1. Hardest part of eating fruits and veggies is swallowing the sequins and the wheelchairs.

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2006 11 29 at 12:19 AM • permalink

 

    1. Hardest part of eating a veggie is getting the wheelchair in the pot.

      That’s not pc, though.

      My cousin is in a wheelchair (incomplete quad). My aunt says it’s not so bad. At least he stays where you leave him.

      I suppose that’s not pc, either.

      Posted by kae on 2006 11 29 at 12:26 AM • permalink

 

    1. You’ve gotta love that bit about Ms Clompus being an “artist and anthropologist”.  Generally, people who are any good at either of those things find that they have no time, or wish, to do anything else.

      Posted by cuckoo on 2006 11 29 at 12:50 AM • permalink

 

    1. #31 whale spinor
      Mate, at the SCG our beer wenches make this bunch of ecobabes look like boys. Now I ask you what could be better than:-
      – Watching the Poms get a thrashing
      – While having your personal beer wench (38” D cup usually) go fetch beers for you and your mates and stand in the lines
      – Have the rest of the crowd green with envy.

      Life doesn’t get better than that….

      Posted by Bonmot on 2006 11 29 at 01:26 AM • permalink

 

    1. I like this one from Ecobabe “Marianne
      “I’m genetically designed to care”

      Posted by Hank Reardon on 2006 11 29 at 01:33 AM • permalink

 

    1. #101 – She also loves playing the accordion.

      Luckily I’m genetically designed not to give a shit.

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2006 11 29 at 01:39 AM • permalink

 

    1. Well, I learned that Pescatarian is not a sign in the Wiccan Zodiac.

      Posted by Crispytoast on 2006 11 29 at 01:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. #102 hehe
      I’m not sure what their issue is with eating food that is made or grown outside of ones bio-region.
      I’m assuming they are dead against all the food aid that gets shipped to Africa, Indonesia, New Orleans, etc.

      Posted by Hank Reardon on 2006 11 29 at 02:42 AM • permalink

 

    1. And who broke open the Italics jar and showered this thread with them?
      The crew at Webdiary would be most distressed to witness such waste.

      Posted by Hank Reardon on 2006 11 29 at 02:47 AM • permalink

 

    1. Caring for the world comes as a natural extension of caring for my body.
      Miss Biodiesel, take a memo – No. I have a thought.
      You and me, and quite a lot of peanut oil.
      Is it do-able?

      Posted by blogstrop on 2006 11 29 at 06:19 AM • permalink

 

    1. Ecobabe? Woman charged with bestiality
      report from: AAP via news.com.au
      A NSW north coast woman has been charged with bestiality and offensive conduct after allegedly being involved in an indecent act with a horse.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2006 11 29 at 07:18 AM • permalink

 

    1. #100 bonmot –

      Mate, at the SCG our beer wenches make this bunch of ecobabes look like boys. Now I ask you what could be better than:-
      – Watching the Poms get a thrashing
      – While having your personal beer wench (38” D cup usually) go fetch beers for you and your mates and stand in the lines
      – Have the rest of the crowd green with envy.

      Life doesn’t get better than that….

      bonmot, you’d like Bally’s Sports Book in Las Vegas.  30 huge TV screens with every kind of sporting event being televised.  Comfortable chairs.  And ladies serving beer and “food regular men like” while wearing tight and brief striped referee shirts and short shorts.

      Posted by wronwright on 2006 11 29 at 07:25 AM • permalink

 

    1. Warning! Headtilt detected Possible Infiltraitor

      Posted by Rob Read on 2006 11 29 at 11:32 AM • permalink

 

    1. Hmmmm.

      I knew there was a reason why I was considering relocating to Las Vegas.

      Posted by memomachine on 2006 11 29 at 11:39 AM • permalink

 

    1. Btw…

      What in the hell is a “bioregion”?

      Posted by Dave Surls on 2006 11 29 at 02:05 PM • permalink

 

    1. Dave:  See this Google search for a definition of “bioregion”.  I used TinyURL to get around the sometimes glitches associated with Google.

      Although they might be referring to this as well.  One never knows about ecobabes.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2006 11 29 at 02:20 PM • permalink

 

    1. You know, when this thread’s over, it’ll be over because it’ll be over.

      Posted by Dminor on 2006 11 29 at 05:38 PM • permalink

 

    1. And none of us will be here, because we’re not supposed to be here.

      Posted by PW on 2006 11 29 at 06:51 PM • permalink

 

    1. PW:

      We’re here because we’re here because we’re here because we’re here,
      We’re here because we’re here because we’re here because we’re here.

      You sayin’ we should be somewhere else?

      Posted by kae on 2006 11 29 at 07:16 PM • permalink

 

    1. I know I should be.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2006 11 29 at 07:19 PM • permalink

 

    1. #29 –

      HOO-AH

      Posted by Achillea on 2006 11 29 at 07:26 PM • permalink

 

    1. #117: I beg your pardon, but I believe you meant “OOR-RAH!”

      Posted by paco on 2006 11 29 at 08:14 PM • permalink

 

    1. #117, 118 on #29

      You could get drunk on all those six packs!

      Posted by kae on 2006 11 29 at 08:22 PM • permalink

 

    1. #118 –

      That, too.

      Posted by Achillea on 2006 11 30 at 01:55 AM • permalink

 

    1. Common thread between eco-babes – ugly as a robber’s dog and half as smart.

      Posted by Fluent Idiot on 2006 11 30 at 04:32 AM • permalink

 

    1. in regards to bioregion, I guess people in the Southwest are shit out of luck as far as food and water are concerned?  Although, I could get on board if they apply this to the middle east, Israel would be fat and happy, but the rest would starve..

      Posted by AnnNY on 2006 12 01 at 10:58 AM • permalink

 

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