hearth hour

Your lights are off from 8.30pm to 9.30pm. An hour in darkness, oh my.

From 6.30 to 8.30 you’re busy digging your nose in front of your computer, no doubt equipped with the latest in power-consuming technology, with the air-conditioning on full blast while your younger brother/nephews/relatvies are busy playing some shitty game on your/their XBox 360/Playstation 3/Nintendo Wii and your dad’s busy eBaying while (attempting to) watch TV and every light in your house is turned on as if you were all chasing away the dark and the monsters that hide inside it.

But ok, it’s 8.30 now! You turn off your computer, turn off the TV, suffer without air-conditioning (travesty!), tell your younger brother/nephews/relatives to stop playing that shitty Naruto videogame and to come down and huddle together in the dark, talking and singing songs. For an hour your lights are off and you let people steal your shitty shoes. You don’t mind that, but it still irks you that people are taking advantage of a REALLY IMPORTANT thing to, you know, steal. Dicks. You’re a dick too, but you wouldn’t do that, right? I mean, God doesn’t like people who steal. What’s that stupid shit about chopping off the hands of thieves? Ooooohh, yeah, that.

The clock strikes 9.30, yeah, you’ve done your part to save the world, to save the future. Lights come back on, the air-conditioning comes back on, the TV comes back on, your dad parks his ass in front of the computer again to continue his eBaying. After 9.30 you’re busy masturbating to lesbian pornography in front of your computer, no doubt equipped with the latest in power-consuming technology, with the air-conditioning on full blast (and if it’s too cold, you put on a jacket instead) while your younger brother/nephews/relatvies are still busy playing some shitty game on your/their XBox 360/Playstation 3/Nintendo Wii (but then they need to go to sleep— oh wait, it’s a Saturday) and your dad’s still busy eBaying while (attempting to) watch TV and every light in your house is turned on as if you were all still trying to chase away the darkness and the monsters that you still think hide within its embraces.

Catholic indulgences? Carbon offsetting? Earth Hour? Makes perfect sense, Sherlock!

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  1. Mar 29, 2009 at 18:43

    well said man, well said.

  2. ilya
    Mar 30, 2009 at 00:41

    i fully respect this one.

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