May 06 2007

“How are you working to save the earth?”

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wash express environment How are you working to save the earth?

Quite a brilliant question to ask someone after they’ve had a few drinks, although to be fair I would have given a smart-ass response sans alcohol.

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They said, “How are you working to save the earth?” (Although I remember it as “What are you doing for Earth Day?”) and I said, “Drive my SUV.”

For those of you who are fortunate enough to not live in this squalid cesspool (aka, Washington D.C., our nation’s capital, “grand old seat of precious freedom of democracy”, blah blah), the Washington Post Express is the free paper that is handed out to commuters every morning as they descend the escalators into the depths of hell (aka, Metro) on their way to dreadfully boring jobs as cogs in the government machine. Once a week they have this “Out There” feature in which they send out two people to scour restaurants for slightly inebriated Washingtonians in the hopes that they will say something stupid. The Express staff members will then take your photo and quote and publish it in next week’s paper, as demonstrated above.

Having also been featured in The Examiner, Washington’s other free newspaper, I now feel that I have accomplished everything I possibly can in this city and am ready to move on to another area where I can amuse commuters with my wiffleball skills and lack of environmental consciousness.

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6 Responses to “How are you working to save the earth?”

  1. From boris:

    You must really like DC, or better yet, DC must love you. Ever thought of running for office with all your exposure?

    Posted on May 7, 2007 at 5:38 am #
  2. From El Capitan:

    Holy crap, you’re too funny. I wouldn’t have thought of saying that until after I gave the more politically correct answer.
    Careful now, you might get an eco-stalker following you around.

    Posted on May 7, 2007 at 3:45 pm #
  3. From Cincysundevil:

    Lack of environmental consciousness? Sounds like you’re ready for Atlanta. They call it ‘The Dirty South’ for a reason!

    Posted on May 7, 2007 at 7:40 pm #
  4. From Lindsay The Great:

    Boris, dude…if I ran for office that meant I would have to live here even longer. I’d rather gouge my eyes out with a plastic spork from Wendy’s. I could always run for CA governor, tho…Sacramento…hmmm…
    Cap – I thought of the eco-stalker possibility…but I figure I could just run them over with the SUV
    Cincy – I’ve never been to ATL but really want to visit. Maybe I’ll drive through on my way back to CA…whenever that may be

    Posted on May 7, 2007 at 9:32 pm #
  5. From boris:

    You’ve got kind of a goofy grin on your face

    Posted on May 9, 2007 at 5:20 am #
  6. From Lindsay The Great:

    Yeah, I pretty much always have that grin on my face

    Posted on May 9, 2007 at 2:25 pm #

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