The thinking persons comedian, Rod Quantock came up with a fantastic act that I obiviously missed during Melbourne’s Comedy Festival. His show was called “Bugger the Polar bears, this is serious”. He appeared on ABC Radio’s Life Matters to talk about the subject. You can listen to the interview at this link below.
Why Rod wants us to get serious on climate change, in a funny kind of way.
The link should open in your mp3 media player. I found the interview extremely interesting, and wished I could have seen the show!
Late Edition: I found the show on YouTube in two parts. It is very good and funny in a serious way. Here is part 1 of 2
And here is part 2 of 2. Enjoy
Thanks for posting this. It is all really depressing. But I also believe that we need to fight for change, and depression won’t solve anything. Nor will politicians. This has to come from ordinary people like you and me.
It’s sad that the only ones who are listening are the ones who are already trying to make a difference.
What is it going to take for the rest of the world to wake up to itself? The Pacific Ocean lapping at Alice Springs’ doorstep?
Too right ladies. I am right there in the front lines with you. Have a look at todays post about Kev’s Patch!
I am SO glad I came to your blog! Rod is riveting! Of course it’s all depressing, but let’s DEAL with it, try to do something like he says! I’ve felt for a long time that most people really want to go about their lives never paying attention – even the whole fuel dependency thing here in the U.S. – my God, Al Gore tried to get the automakers to make electric cars and alternative engines over a decade ago and they would NOT because they said nobody would BUY them! Now, do we have a choice NOW?
Well, sorry for ranting – I’m so wishing people would wake up and take some responsibility! Thank you for putting the video on – I’ll be back!
Thanks for dropping by suZen and hope you stay for a long time. Yes, Rod’s message was a bit depressing, but people have just got to deal with it. People live in a Matrix like world, only see what they want to see, until they take the take the red pill. If you haven’t seen the movie here is a quote from an essay that puts it into context.
Morpheus contacts Neo just as the machines (posing as sinister ‘agents’) are trying to keep Neo from finding out any more. When Morpheus and Neo meet, Morpheus offers Neo two pills. The red pill will answer the question “what is the Matrix?” (by removing him from it) and the blue pill simply for life to carry on as before. As Neo reaches for the red pill Morpheus warns Neo “Remember, all I’m offering is the truth. Nothing more.”
The film as a whole and especially the choosing scene is deeply compelling. Why is the choice between what you believe you know and an unknown ‘real’ truth so fascinating? How could a choice possibly be made? On the one hand everyone you love and everything that you have built you life upon. One the other the promise only of truth.
suZen, I simply choose the truth so I took the red pill!