LEGO SOCIETY DOOMED

Warmenation activists wheel out the big guns:

“It’s not too late to do something about global warming. It is not too late for us to make the right moves to curb our carbon emissions and save our planet.”

That is what Cadette Girl Scout Emily Paulus, 15, of Tannersville, hopes people will take away from her presentation: “Global warming simplified.”

Paulus produced the hour-long Power Point program as part of her work toward earning the Silver Award, the second highest award in Girl Scouting.

The Silver Award requires 40 hours of work …

Well, let’s not be too harsh on little Miss Prius; at least she put in more effort than Al Gore, who couldn’t be bothered hitting Google for only a couple of minutes. If this Girl Scout’s demonstration isn’t enough to convince you of the danger we face, perhaps you’ll listen to a bunch of fifth graders:

There are two Lego houses. One house, explains Rockrimmon fifthgrader Ryan Greenfield, conserves energy. The other, sitting in a plastic container, does not.

He douses the second one in water, the apparent victim of melting polar ice caps.

Just like Santa Claus, Gaia knows who’s been conserving, she knows who’s been a fake, she knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness’ sake. Or she’ll flood your house.

Fifth-graders at Rockrimmon Elementary School in northwest Colorado Springs took on the controversial and newsy topic of global warming for an end-of-year project …

Sam Chiacchia’s team, for example, partially filled a plastic container with water. On one side sat a pile of ice that was Antarctica. On the other side, a pile of sand with Lego people basking on the beach off the coast of New Zealand. A desk lamp slowly melted the ice and students measured the increase in water level — to the misfortune of the Lego beachgoers.

Didn’t the water stop to ask which of the Lego people used low-energy lightbulbs at home? Science is confusing.

Posted by Tim B. on 04/28/2007 at 10:28 AM
    1. When science has been replaced with pseudo-religious dogma and things-that-go-bump-in-the-night fairy tales, it is confusing.

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2007 04 28 at 10:39 AM • permalink

 

    1. Did anyone think to tell the poor child that using Legos is the same as supporting Mohammed-insulting Danish cartoon-criminals?  Not to mention that they’re made out of plastic.  Tsk.  Petroleum-based, Gaia-raping plastic, people!  Will no one think of the children?

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 04 28 at 10:40 AM • permalink

 

    1. “Global warming simplified.”

      For all those who can’t be bothered to actually think.

      Posted by rinardman on 2007 04 28 at 10:44 AM • permalink

 

    1. Hmmm… according to Google Earth, my house is 250m above sea level.

      So even according to the worst bullshit issuing forth from the believers, I’m in the clear for 150 meters.

      So screw all of them, I’ll keep using light globes that add to my home’s atmosphere, I’ll keep the light globe in the fridge, I’ll keep driving my 4WD (Toyota Prado), using electricity, eating, breathing and just generally enjoying life. Because I’m a capitalist pig, you see.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 04 28 at 11:00 AM • permalink

 

    1. If you want to see anal retentive Gaia lovers with no hygiene or table manners, take a pick between Sheryl Crow and her brother.

      Go on, break her heart about her greatest idea *rolls eyes*

      Posted by saint on 2007 04 28 at 11:58 AM • permalink

 

    1. The other day here in Sendai I passed a “Grand Hotel Prius”. It’s a love hotel.

      Posted by flying pigs over mecca on 2007 04 28 at 12:02 PM • permalink

 

    1. More child abuse.

      Interestingly the source, Big Al and Wife Tipper (?) made a lot of publicity in the 80/90s about warning labels for bad language for CDs.

      A few swear words is not exactly the same as terrifying children about something they can’t control, is it.

      Posted by boxofmatches on 2007 04 28 at 12:28 PM • permalink

 

    1. #7 Box of Matches, you no doubt know it’s the $$$$$$$$$ involved.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 04 28 at 12:46 PM • permalink

 

    1. Girl Scouts doing Power Point presentations.  Based on the results when majors and colonels play with the damn thing, this can’t end well…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 04 28 at 12:53 PM • permalink

 

    1. #9 Richard, the last time a colonel played with Power Point, Jesse got sent to East Timor. Spent a week there before they decided it wasn’t necessary.

      Go figure.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 04 28 at 12:56 PM • permalink

 

    1. And bestest of all, Cadette Girl Scout Emily Paulus will be able to wear the highly coveted PowerPoint Tab!!!!!

      PowerPoint™:  It’s not just for the Army!

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 04 28 at 01:05 PM • permalink

 

    1. A desk lamp slowly melted the ice and students measured the increase in water level — to the misfortune of the Lego beachgoers.

      And to the detriment of the cognitive abilities for those luckless fifth graders.  I hope they aren’t permanently damaged by this blatant psuedo-religious indoctrination.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 04 28 at 01:08 PM • permalink

 

    1. I’m curious. Does anyone let any children believe this crap? Even if they only met the children in a supermarket line? Or at the cinema?

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 04 28 at 01:43 PM • permalink

 

    1. Could be worse. They might be hiding in the basement, working on fusion reactors.

      Cheers

      Posted by J.M. Heinrichs on 2007 04 28 at 02:04 PM • permalink

 

    1. Hmmmmm.

      I have here a glass of fine single malt scotch.

      To show the deleterious effects of Global Da Warming I splash some room temperature distilled water.

      Amazingly enough both the water and the delicious fine single malt scotch has disappeared!

      No idea how!  Or why!  Or when!

      It’s Global Warming dammit!

      Ok.  Now let’s repeat this experiment a few more times shall we?

      Posted by memomachine on 2007 04 28 at 02:46 PM • permalink

 

    1. JMH, I’d rather have children building fusion reactors rather than re-enacting this bomb.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 04 28 at 03:23 PM • permalink

 

    1. The Real JeffS—Don’t the combat branches issue a PP Qualification Medal for wear on the Class A uniform?

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 04 28 at 04:16 PM • permalink

 

    1. Sam Chiacchia’s team, for example, partially filled a plastic container with water. On one side sat a pile of ice that was Antarctica. On the other side, a pile of sand with Lego people basking on the beach off the coast of New Zealand. A desk lamp slowly melted the ice and students measured the increase in water level — to the misfortune of the Lego beachgoers.

      So hasn’t Sam’s team proven that the Sun is the sole cause of global warming?

      But hey, it’s as valid an experiment as any data derived from computer models.

      BTW, what’s a “beach off the coast”?  Are these Lego people supposed to be marooned on a sand-bar?  No wonder they have problems with sea levels.

      Posted by Craig Mc on 2007 04 28 at 05:48 PM • permalink

 

    1. New Zealand?
      Does anybody go to the beach in New Zealand, except to pinch seafood sea creatures?

      Posted by kae on 2007 04 28 at 06:18 PM • permalink

 

    1. It always annoys me when I see activist parents horning in with their propaganda on their childrens’ play. When we lived in Miami, and my boys were little tykes, they played with Legos, too. But it was good, wholesome stuff: Coast Guard vs. Drug Smugglers, or Cops Chasing OJ Down the Highway. None of this politically correct crap.

      Big hug to you, too, Rebecca (a big, platonic, brotherly hug, Mr. H; you can put that horsewhip down). And I certainly did bring you a present. I conned an itinerant imam into selling me a few clippings from the True Chin Whiskers of Mohammed; great conversation piece.

      Posted by paco on 2007 04 28 at 07:32 PM • permalink

 

    1. Don’t the combat branches issue a PP Qualification Medal for wear on the Class A uniform?

      Not only the PowerPoint Tab, richard, but all of these awards as well!!!!

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 04 28 at 07:50 PM • permalink

 

    1. Boy, when I was a Girl Scout it was all about selling cookies, camping, babysitting kids and doing Good Things for the community. The cookies were damn good, too.

      The times, they are a’changin’ . . .

      Posted by Tungsten Monk on 2007 04 28 at 09:03 PM • permalink

 

    1. P a c o   I s   B a C k!”

      by 1.618 for sale $23,900

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 04 28 at 09:26 PM • permalink

 

    1. The Real JeffS—We need tabs for this site, TB1000, -2000, -4,000, -6000, with mebbe a special cluster for wronwright’s TARDIS work…

      Sorry, I misread that. It’s for the clusters wronwright causes with his TARDIS work.

      The Power Point slide wasn’t very clear.

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 04 28 at 09:39 PM • permalink

 

    1. Mayhaps Perfect Awards for Compentent Organizations™ can provide suitable decorations, richard!

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 04 28 at 10:08 PM • permalink

 

    1. Did any of the kids fart on their dioramas to show the effects of methane and nitrous oxide, with the obvious conclusion that beans should be banned?

      Posted by andycanuck on 2007 04 28 at 10:33 PM • permalink

 

    1. Here`s the work of a fifteen year old who put in four months worth of effort.
      home.earthlink.net/~ponderthemaunder/index.html

      Posted by raider580 on 2007 04 29 at 12:41 AM • permalink

 

    1. not having a clue about sheryl crow, she of let’s all use just one square fame, i just had a look at a pic of her.  she only needs one square.  she doesn’t eat

      Posted by KK on 2007 04 29 at 01:24 AM • permalink

 

    1. Adds a new meaning to the term “Death by PowerPoint”.

      Posted by Toosmoky on 2007 04 29 at 06:45 AM • permalink

 

    1. Keep things as simple as possible, but no simpler. – Albert Einstein

      Posted by Big Jim on 2007 04 29 at 09:47 PM • permalink

 

    1. Paco’s Back!  (Happy dance around the house, shotgun blasts scaring the horses and neighbors and just grazed the hippies down the street).

      Ahem.  Ah, well, welcome back, sir.  Glad to see you.  Hope you’re in good health.

      Back on topic, I can’t complain.  I’m currently indoctrinating the next generation with the long list of disasters that I’ve faced in my life that never came true.  It’s fun.

      Elizabeth
      Imperial Keeper

      Posted by Elizabeth Imperial Keeper on 2007 04 30 at 10:54 AM • permalink

 

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