The Onion: Al Gore Caught Warming Globe To Increase Box Office Profits
Always good for a laugh, The Onion, has released another hilarious take on Al Gore’s media influence this year by reporting that the former V.P. deliberately increased greenhouse gases in an effort to boost profits at the box office. The article is very clever. Here are a few highlights:
>>”We have accounts from concerned citizens that Mr. Gore purchased a Cadillac Escalade SUV several months before [his film] opened in theaters,” said Kimberly Blume, spokeswoman for the California-based environmental group Friends Of The Earth. “Not only did Mr. Gore use his new gas-guzzler to make short trips to the grocery store, he also left the vehicle running 24 hours a day in the driveway of his Tennessee home with the air-conditioning on full-blast.”
>>In the weeks following the film’s release, witnesses reported additional sightings of Gore engaging in activities such as discharging can after can of 1980s-era, CFC-laden aerosol into the air, and single-handedly clear-cutting over 6,000 acres of Amazon rain forest.
>>Environmental groups have called for the federal government to step in and put a stop to Gore’s actions, but officials say they do not have the power to stop him.
“There is no legal recourse anyone can take against the former vice president,” Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen L. Johnson said. “Mr. Gore is well within the emissions standards set by the current administration.”
SLAM! Fantastic. Take a jump over The Onion for the full article which will have you laughing out loud.
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