Saturday, February 11, 2006

The Olympics are gas guzzling energy whores

And they are defilers of Mother Nature. Evil bastards.

I knew this story would get written, but I was surprised that I had to go looking for it to make sure.
The WWF called the 5-meter (16-foot) high Olympic flame, which will be lit at the opening ceremony on Friday evening and burn until the end of the Games on February 26, "a kind of mockery, a monument to waste".

The flame, which will flicker atop a 57-meter (187-foot) high torch, will burn some 3 million cubic meters (105 million cubic feet) of gas during the Games -- enough to supply a town of 3,500 people for an entire year, it said.

Look, we are all concerned about energy supplies, but the Olympic Games are supposed to represent some of the finer traits of mankind. In that effort, I think we can justify wasting some gas on a very important symbol.

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