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Last updated on June 24th, 2017 at 10:14 am

Another cruel prank from Gaia:

The Earth Day Festival, a free concert on the National Mall, was suspended just before 2:30 p.m. today when the skies cracked open with a rainstorm …

After a 50-minute delay, the festival resumed — but not for long. Organizers soon cancelled the rest of the show because of continued rain.

(Via Jason M.)

UPDATE. In Edmonton: “Earth Day festivities went ahead despite the blast of frigid weather yesterday.”

Posted by Tim B. on 04/21/2008 at 01:03 PM
    1. Sadly, Tim Flannery was discovered drowned in the Perth Drought exhibit.

      Posted by paco on 2008 04 21 at 01:10 PM • permalink


    1. I don’t know—she’s got her work cut out for her:

      Earth Day 2008 is expected to be the biggest yet! From Tokyo to Togo, to our flagship event on the National Mall in Washington, DC and 7 other U.S. cities, we will be galvanizing millions of people around the world behind a Call for Climate, our global warming action theme. Hundreds of events are popping up all over the globe and April 22 should be a most memorable Earth Day. We will be asking people to call their government and urge significant and equitable action on climate change.

      Posted by SoberHT on 2008 04 21 at 01:14 PM • permalink


    1. The Deity Admits a Weakness,
      Through His Prophet Lyle:
      They buy the Gaia nonsense
      And think I’m just a rumor,
      So now and then I’m tempted
      To show my sense of humor.

      Posted by lyle on 2008 04 21 at 01:25 PM • permalink


    1. Lyle makes me smile,
      but Green busts my spleen.

      Posted by Rob Read on 2008 04 21 at 01:58 PM • permalink


    1. Traditional spring smoke enhances an idyllic Ohio neighborhood.

      Posted by rhhardin on 2008 04 21 at 02:04 PM • permalink


    1. I’ve always ridden a bike whenever I can; this is not a green thing, it’s my thing.  I began as a child, and have continued as an adult.  I like riding bikes, although I temper that with a certain amont of common sense (i.e., not in extreme weather conditions).

      Of late, though, people see me riding, and congratulate me for “doing my part”.

      Say what?  I’ve ALWAYS done this.  It’s common sense.  Good exercise, save some money, get some fresh air.  And, I note that I am still one of the few riding their bikes in, in spite of the cool to cold spring we’ve had.  Bunch of fair weather tree huggers!

      So I’m probably going to drive in to work on Earth Day, just because I can.  Screw these goofy greenies; they wouldn’t understand “sacrifice” if it bit ‘em on the butt.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2008 04 21 at 02:56 PM • permalink


    1. #2 …a Call for Climate?

      That’s their action theme?


      Posted by Retread on 2008 04 21 at 02:57 PM • permalink


    1. Ahh, Gaia punked out. I mean, why didn’t She make it snow? That would have been funny.

      Posted by Veeshir on 2008 04 21 at 03:11 PM • permalink


    1. > why didn’t She make it snow?

      That’s AlGors job.

      Posted by Rob Read on 2008 04 21 at 04:09 PM • permalink


    1. More laughs:
      No heaven on Earth Day: Wintry blast cools global warming fervourBwa-ha!

      Posted by Cris on 2008 04 21 at 04:23 PM • permalink


    1. Here is another pathetic poll regarding the environment where not a single one of the options are chooseable unless you agree that we are well and truly stuffing up the planet.

        What will the 22nd century be like?.
      The winner with 28%

      Whales and dolphins will pay good money to see baby seals club us to death, … there’s no protests, as humans are so fugly.

      every option is doom and gloom.

      Posted by Melanie on 2008 04 21 at 04:44 PM • permalink


    1. So Earth “Day” has been extended to a 96-hour festival of worship now? Am I ever out of touch …

      Posted by Crispytoast on 2008 04 21 at 05:23 PM • permalink


    1. This Friday 25th April, is Arbour Day. (It’s also ANZAC Day).

      I think that it’s appropriate for me to mention that my brother completed a course and qualified to use the chainsaw on Arbour Day many years ago.

      I find that hilarious.

      Posted by kae on 2008 04 21 at 05:24 PM • permalink


    1. You ever get the feeling that Gaia must be producing some sort of global Punk’d with her more devoted deluded followers?

      The sometimes cruel and vengeful God of the Old Testament has nothing on Mother Earth.

      Posted by PW on 2008 04 21 at 06:15 PM • permalink


    1. Bah, I see Veeshir had much the same idea in #8…

      Posted by PW on 2008 04 21 at 06:16 PM • permalink


    1. I was too busy celebrating VI Lenin’s Birthday. What a coincidence. It’s almost like the environmental movement shares an ideology of control of the “proletariat” by an elite “soviet” who will…

      Oops, sorry, wrong board.

      Posted by brett_l on 2008 04 21 at 07:10 PM • permalink


    1. Goldang it! Tomorrow’s Earth Day in the U.S. Why don’t we all celebrate some other planet?

      “Save Uranus!”

      “Uranus in the Balance!”

      “Celebrate Uranus Day!”

      “Uranus 2008 Calendar!”

      “Google Uranus”

      Posted by paco on 2008 04 21 at 07:24 PM • permalink


    1. #13 kaye

      I think that it’s appropriate for me to mention that my brother completed a course and qualified to use the chainsaw on Arbour Day many years ago.

      The same day Abo Henry completed the baseball bat course at the Broady

      Posted by Pickles on 2008 04 21 at 07:51 PM • permalink


    1. #18
      Jeez, Pickles, that’s a rough joint.I was most disappointed last night not to be able to see Mrs Moron, oops, Moran and Mrs Williams whining about how hard done by their families are because the other family’s been killing them off. UnderbellyCould have had some really cathartic shouting at the idiots on TV moments with that.

      I was amused to read recently that one of the gaoled crims was writing home to his Mum to complain about how mean everyone had been to him in prison.

      Posted by kae on 2008 04 21 at 07:59 PM • permalink


    1. How does Rove keep doing it?  He’s not even in the Whitehouse anymore and yet the weather control is uncanny!!

      I got wet riding my bike this morning here in drought stricken Perth.

      I then spent 20 mins driving the three kilometers (2 miles for the Seppos) to work in my 5.7 ltr V8.

      Posted by Razor on 2008 04 21 at 09:17 PM • permalink


    1. google earthday08 pic
      google earth day events
      All wet it seems.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 04 21 at 10:17 PM • permalink


  1. Ah, I wondered about that bunch of trees and the running brook on Google‘s home page.
    Earth Day. Ah Ha!I wonder how Earth Day squares with Brin’s dirty big 767?

    Sergey Brin and Larry Page, the low-key co-founders of Google Inc., set tongues wagging last year when they bought a used Boeing 767 widebody as an unusually large private jet. The 767-200 typically carries 180 passengers and is three times as heavy as a conventional executive plane.

    Mr. Page said last year that he and Mr. Brin would use it for personal travel, including taking “large numbers of people to places such as Africa.”

    I’m just waiting for the day Google mangle their home page logo into a bloody great 767 belching smoke and shit!

    Posted by Bonmot on 2008 04 22 at 01:59 AM • permalink