The bullshit surrounding "Earth Hour" has left me bewildered. Well-meaning people have been sending me emails about this major event for weeks. For what? For businesses to turn off their stupid lights in the middle of the night, for one hour, and to then turn them back on again, afterwards - IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT. What's the lesson learnt there?
The News.com.au (the Daily Telegraph's website) reported that:
"Australian actress Cate Blanchett, Labor MP Peter Garrett, Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore and federal Labor leader Kevin Rudd attended a function at Mrs Macquarie's Chair and watched the city skyline go dark."
It went on to describe the reaction of Sydney-siders to the event:
"People lined the harbour foreshore for the event, applauding as lights across the CBD and the harbour blinked out one by one.
"Many hotels provided candles to guests as they switched off and star-gazers made the most of the opportunity at Sydney Observatory.
"Pubs promoted dining by candlelight and a speed dating in the dark event and special skywalks were held at Sydney Tower, the city's tallest building."
An opportunity to try and grope a stranger in the dark, legitimately.
What was the best pick-up line, I wonder?
The Earth is f..ked, you might as well be too?