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A showbiz airhead joins forces with Cameron Diaz:

Cameron Diaz is teaming up with former Vice President Al Gore to host a TV contest about saving the planet. The unlikely duo will work with Current TV and in association with the Alliance for Climate Protection on the project, called 60 Seconds to Save the Earth.

The contest challenges viewers across the U.S., U.K. and the Republic of Ireland to create brief public service announcements offering tips to battle global warming.

Here’s one: eat more Chilean sea bass! You know, to keep ocean levels down and prevent flooding. Meanwhile, Diaz may safely be left in charge of costumes.

UPDATE. In other contest news, syndicated columnist Michelle Singletary needs your advice:

So what’s your best energy, water or waste-saving penny-pinching story? You can nominate yourself, a family member, friend, relative or co-worker. I’m looking for originality and honesty. I’m interested in frugal folks, not misers. Humor scores big in this contest.

There is prize money. Send your tips straight to Michelle.

UPDATE II. Jim K. emails: “Ever catch Diaz’ dopey eco-tourist show for MTV called Trippin’? Wuzzadem did a hilarious take-down …”

Posted by Tim B. on 07/21/2007 at 04:14 AM
    1. This is so obvious I am amazed our progressive intelligetsia’s collective hasn’t dropped……  mega home owning celebs keep their ACs running all the time.  This must help in generalcoldening of the local area -providing all doors and windows are kept open so the coldened air can get out.

      I mean, when you think about it, this is the simple answer to gorbal wormenising -just run all the ACs all the time.

      PACO-I offer it to your company at a 15% (of net profit) fee. PERPETUAL AIR CONDITIONING OPERATION has a nice simple ring.

      This blog stuff is just like too cool -I feel like that fat kid Flounder when he joined the Delta frat


      Posted by Rod C on 2007 07 21 at 04:36 AM • permalink


    1. “Invite me to a party and it’s likely I’ll go through the trash to rescue recyclable plastic and cans.”

      Shes a homeless person?
      Does she gibber to herself as she pushes a shopping trolley around as well?
      Heres a tip for you love, go back to using 36v DC power. Sure you wont be able to run much but it will save a whale or something wont it?

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 07 21 at 04:38 AM • permalink


    1. Re #1 Amendment #1

      Line 1   Insert “penny” after “collective”

      Posted by Rod C on 2007 07 21 at 04:39 AM • permalink


    1. Michelle Singletary … I’ll defecate tomorrow instead of today.  One less turd.

      Posted by Stevo on 2007 07 21 at 05:45 AM • permalink


    1. Cameron Diaz in charge of costumes? I’m there.

      Posted by dean martin on 2007 07 21 at 06:36 AM • permalink


    1. U.S., U.K., and Ireland? What about the African idiots? Racists.

      Posted by dean martin on 2007 07 21 at 06:45 AM • permalink


    1. Cameron Diaz is teaming up with former Vice President Al Gore to host a TV contest about saving the planet. The unlikely duo will work with Current TV and in association with the Alliance for Climate Protection on the project, called 60 Seconds to Save the Earth.

      (wronwright ponders)

      Alliance for Climate Protection.

      A – C – P.

      This seems so familiar.

      Posted by wronwright on 2007 07 21 at 08:12 AM • permalink


    1. I saved precious Australian water by leaving the country.

      Posted by flying pigs over mecca on 2007 07 21 at 08:22 AM • permalink


    1. #7 .Org

      Posted by dean martin on 2007 07 21 at 08:22 AM • permalink


    1. I also conserve water by saving it in a bank. I call this bank a ‘fridge’, and withdraw it in units I call ‘cubes’.

      Posted by flying pigs over mecca on 2007 07 21 at 08:23 AM • permalink


    1. My best energy, water, or waste-saving penny pinching story is the time I canceled my subscription to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

      Posted by Jim Treacher on 2007 07 21 at 08:42 AM • permalink


    1. My best penny-pinching story is that I’m being laid off August the 1st (new date—they keep stringing me along asking me to stay a couple more weeks) and I’m going to soon be cooking my ramen noodle soup (six for a dollar at Walmart!) over a Sterno can out on my balcony because they’ll have shut my power off. Oops—I forgot: Sterno is fuel, it causes global warming, I lose.

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2007 07 21 at 08:50 AM • permalink


    1. What confuses me is this endangered stuff. If Chilean sea bass are endangered, why are they on every menu of every hoity-toity restaurant in the US?

      Posted by rightwingprof on 2007 07 21 at 09:13 AM • permalink


    1. Oooh, a race to the bottom! Well, I’ve almost completely stopped going to theatres, although that’s not at all due to my concern over the vast quantities of evil plant-nurturing carbon dioxide used in movie production.

      Posted by Crispytoast on 2007 07 21 at 09:27 AM • permalink


    1. #2 – A homeless person may represent the ideal greenie lifestyle. Aside from our virtuous propaganda creators, that is – they’ll be allowed to live as before.

      Posted by Crispytoast on 2007 07 21 at 09:30 AM • permalink


    1. #13, Because unless you catch it yourself you must trust the restaurant to be telling the truth. Most don’t. We get this all the time in Australia with “barramundi” that’s really some other species.

      Posted by mareeS on 2007 07 21 at 09:34 AM • permalink


    1. Mine will feature me recycling all my scripts, just like Cameron here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoirf9vbSpM

      The only difference will be that I’ll remove the brads first.

      Posted by lizardflix on 2007 07 21 at 09:46 AM • permalink


    1. I’m depressed that they’re not inviting Diaz’s best girlfriend/mongoloid Drew Barrymore to host as well. They could reprise their infamous scene from their MTV doc on the environment, where they can once again rhapsodize spasmodically over their taking a collective dump in the woods (“that was awesome!”).

      Then Gore can further save the planet by dumping the two empty – headed carbon life forms into a vast vat of industrial goo, destined to be recycled at the local biomass formerly/grain elevator. At which point Gore will take a header into said elevator for the program’s denouement.

      Posted by DMac on 2007 07 21 at 10:11 AM • permalink


    1. I guess they still don’t get it that people don’t watch those shows.  The “National Carbon Test”? – how about the National Carbon Bomb.  Live Earth?  Live Dearth – of talent, integrity, and interest.  Take your smug preaching somewhere else, Al, Cameron, and the rest of you.

      Posted by kcom on 2007 07 21 at 11:56 AM • permalink


    1. Save the forest, close down the newspaper!

      Posted by Patricia on 2007 07 21 at 12:09 PM • permalink


    1. Has Bush legalized rape like Diaz claimed he would after 2004?

      Posted by chrisbg99 on 2007 07 21 at 12:17 PM • permalink


    1. #21

      Yes.  It was in an addendum to the Secret Press Release.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 07 21 at 12:47 PM • permalink


    1. Chris, Yojimbo… that would explain Ted Kennedy, Chris Dodd and the waitress.

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 07 21 at 02:25 PM • permalink


    1. #7 aka Protecting America’s Climate Optimum.

      Posted by Dminor on 2007 07 21 at 03:26 PM • permalink


    1. If Tim Blair was my husband, I’d share a shower with him to conserve water and soap suds.

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 07 21 at 07:52 PM • permalink


    1. Does Cameron get to shit in the woods this time?

      Posted by aaron_ on 2007 07 21 at 08:25 PM • permalink


    1. #1 The only problem, with that A/C thing, is that you’d have to turn the A/C around when it got too cold. Better stick with ice cubes.

      Posted by Mike H. on 2007 07 21 at 10:22 PM • permalink


    1. In most countries, the government is the biggest consumer.

      I’d suggest cutting government consumption.

      Somehow, I have the feeling Michelle Singletary wouldn’t like that idea.

      (Sorry if this posts twice; the first one didn’t show up at all….)

      Posted by Ted Schuerzinger on 2007 07 21 at 10:22 PM • permalink


  1. 60 Seconds to Save the Earth

    Diaz’s attention scan?

    Posted by Contrail on 2007 07 22 at 06:03 AM • permalink