Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Spurgeon’s General Warning: Earth Day

Posted By on Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 10:32 AM

Planet Earth: It sustains us. We use it for drinking, tilling, eating, climbing, running, swimming, pooping — most of the present participles, really. And today is a day to celebrate our Earth, typically thorough enjoying commercials sponsored by Dow about how important recycling is, or watching old Captain Planet clips on YouTube. There’s always been something charmingly slapdash about contemporary eco-holidays (“holidays”), and today at the Cream we shall honor the Earth in our own charmingly slapdash way.

Michael Jackson, “Earth Song”

Let’s make one thing perfectly clear: Every single song about the environment is absolutely terrible. There is nothing worse than famous musicians wearing a mask of po-faced earnestness and entreating the rest of us foolish, ignorant humans to stop burning down forests and dumping our toxic waste into rivers. They know how serious the rainforests are. Why don’t we? Probably because we don’t know. Who will tell us? The pop stars.

Dr. Octagon, "Trees"

I shared this thought about environmental songs yesterday on Twitter, and was only given one counterpoint I could stand: Thank Mike Shepherd of Tower Defense and Karaoke. Again. Forever. for this example.

Duran Duran, "Planet Earth"

Very obviously, Earth Day was an excuse for posting some Duran Duran.

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