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Labor’s blunder-prone future environment minister is impressed by Earth Hour:

Mr Garrett said the act of turning off the lights for an hour would ricochet around the country and the world for years.

Posted by Tim B. on 03/31/2007 at 02:36 PM
    1. One piddling little hour?  Ha!  I can beat that – I’ve had all my lights off since I went to bed last night (this morning) at 3 AM.  As it’s now 3:16 PM, that’s a whole twelve hours without lights.  Gaia had better appreciate this huge sacrifice, the ungrateful bitch.

      Posted by Blue State Sil on 2007 03 31 at 03:16 PM • permalink

 

    1. Mr Garrett said the act of turning off the lights for an hour would ricochet around the country and the world for years.

      And then it would (to borrow a phrase from the great Tony Orlando) stretch all the way to the universe and fill up the black hole in space.

      Posted by Paul Zrimsek on 2007 03 31 at 03:17 PM • permalink

 

    1. And it shall forever be known as the hour which changed the world. And its name shall be spoken in hushed tones.

      Posted by CO² max on 2007 03 31 at 03:36 PM • permalink

 

    1. Sorry, Pete. It’s going to ricochet around inside a few empty skulls, yours included, but even there only until you get your next idea for an utterly pointless gesture.

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 03 31 at 03:39 PM • permalink

 

    1. I’m reminded of those little steel balls you used to be able to bing and bang around inside an old-fashioned pinball machine for an hour.  Dunno why that struck me as relevant, unless it has to do with killing an hour until CSI comes on.  Was there some event I missed?

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 03 31 at 05:29 PM • permalink

 


    1. Mr Garrett said the act of turning off the lights for an hour would ricochet around the country and the world for years.

      Despite the attempt by the evil Lord Halliburtonmort to kill it, Sydney would become known as the City that Lived.

      Posted by Tungsten Monk on 2007 03 31 at 05:34 PM • permalink

 

    1. A ricochet is defined as a shot that missed its target…

      Posted by Toosmoky on 2007 03 31 at 06:21 PM • permalink

 

    1. It’s a short taste of what your life will be like if the warm-mongers get control of it.

      Posted by chrisgo on 2007 03 31 at 06:28 PM • permalink

 

    1. … the act of turning off the lights for an hour would ricochet around the country and the world for years.

      As a punchline.

      Posted by PW on 2007 03 31 at 06:31 PM • permalink

 

    1. With a face like some hammer horror reject I’m sure Pete would feel better in the dark

      Posted by eeniemeenie on 2007 03 31 at 06:47 PM • permalink

 

    1. Jeez. I turn out the lights every night for at least six hours. Where are my fawning admirers?

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2007 03 31 at 07:04 PM • permalink

 

    1. It’s like the cattle Russia launched into space, always remembered as the herd shot around the world.

      Posted by rhhardin on 2007 03 31 at 07:13 PM • permalink

 

    1. #11 right here, as always, Andrea.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 03 31 at 08:44 PM • permalink

 

    1. It sounds like Mr. Garrett wants to be the shit heard ‘round the world.

      Posted by andycanuck on 2007 03 31 at 09:10 PM • permalink

 

    1. A case of out-flummerying Flannery?
      The lights are on, but Pete’s not home …

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 03 31 at 09:17 PM • permalink

 

    1. #7
      A ricochet is defined as a shot that missed its target…

      Isn’t Pete a crackpot crackshot?

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 03 31 at 09:26 PM • permalink

 

    1. Silly Cate embraces “thoughtful darkness,” (a marriage in the offing?) and earth hour organisers want to make it an annual event. What’s wrong with monthly, or weekly, or daily for that matter? Better yet, switch off the electricity at sunset and fire it up again at sunrise. Who needs electricity anyway, when there’s a perfectly serviceable cave I can sell you for a very moderate sum?

      Posted by mareeS on 2007 03 31 at 10:28 PM • permalink

 

    1. Channel 7 TV News Sydney said of Cate’s talk of making it an annual event –

      “perhaps the start of a brighter future”

      If only I could believe this was deliberate sarcasm.

      Posted by Softly on 2007 04 01 at 04:32 AM • permalink

 

    1. Surely, he means it will echo in the ‘mindspace’ of Tracee for eternity. No?

      Posted by dover_beach on 2007 04 01 at 08:58 AM • permalink

 

    1. the act of turning off the lights for an hour would ricochet around the country and the world for years.

      What a complete waste of kinetic energy!!

      Posted by murph on 2007 04 01 at 09:09 AM • permalink

 

    1. I figure the ricochet must’ve been odd his head.

      Posted by JorgXMcKie on 2007 04 01 at 08:41 PM • permalink

 

    1. 7pm Canberr-ans were in bed, asleep, snoopy snoozing.

      No glow worms No nothing!

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 04 01 at 10:54 PM • permalink

 

    1. ricochet like a BB cap hitting a big fat dog turd

      Posted by Big Jim on 2007 04 01 at 10:58 PM • permalink

 

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