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2013-04-27 01:27:11 PM
Arguably, concern over the earth is elitist, something people can afford to spend their time on when every other need is met.

Dang. If that's the case, how elitist are you if you have the time to be concerned about what to CALL concern over the earth?
 
2013-04-27 01:51:40 PM
Paging Towelie...
 
2013-04-27 01:57:20 PM
I dump used motor oil in waterways to undo the damage caused by elitist hippies on Earth day.

/just doing my part
 
2013-04-27 03:13:10 PM
Doesn't matter what you call it, it will be regarded as elitist whatever you name it. Kind of like the furor over what to name special needs kids. Whatever you call them, that will become the new insult used anytime someone wants to imply vast stupidity. Yes it's unfair, but lots of people think it's funny to put down anything where you care for a person or a group or a planet more than you care about making a quick buck.
 
2013-04-27 03:28:32 PM
This is why people don't like hippies.
 
2013-04-27 03:29:07 PM
Emphysema/Dysentery day?
 
2013-04-27 03:38:31 PM
Oh shiat We're All Going to Die Day?
 
2013-04-27 03:40:21 PM
Earf Day...
 
2013-04-27 03:44:44 PM
Since a lot of Earth Day events are corporate sponsored, how about Corporate Earth Appreciation Day?
 
2013-04-27 03:44:46 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Emphysema/Dysentery day?


At the same time? That would be terrible. All that coughing and pooping.

I'd give more of a damn if it were a paid national holiday. We don't have a good 3-day weekend in April, and Easter doesn't count as a holiday because it's always on a Sunday.
 
2013-04-27 03:57:15 PM

Son of Thunder: Arguably, concern over the earth is elitist, something people can afford to spend their time on when every other need is met.

Dang. If that's the case, how elitist are you if you have the time to be concerned about what to CALL concern over the earth?


I have enough time to be concerned about the fact that you're concerned about his concern about what to call concern over the earth.

I'm so elitist, I s**t Armani suits and piss Krug Brut Vintage 1998.
 
2013-04-27 04:27:32 PM
Pour your changed oil into the toilet day.
 
2013-04-27 04:38:53 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-27 04:40:03 PM
Mirth Day

And it should be celebrated with BBQ, fine liquors, beer and parades.

/trying to fill the dreary gap between Good Friday and May 24
/I'll recycle the cans and bottles...ok?
 
2013-04-27 05:44:16 PM
WTF did I just read?
 
2013-04-27 05:56:37 PM
douche jour
 
2013-04-27 06:07:14 PM
is Hubris Day taken?
 
2013-04-27 06:19:28 PM
"Day of Enlightened Self-Interest" gets the point across.
 
2013-04-27 06:21:30 PM
Punch Paul Ehrlich in the Face Day

Nothing that this man has predicted has ever come to pass.
Everything was excused by "well it is still getting worse".

Evidence to the contrary.
 
2013-04-27 06:32:32 PM
Feel Good About Yourself While Wasting Time Day?
 
2013-04-27 06:32:42 PM
Douche Me Day

/Keep me fresh and clean
 
2013-04-27 06:33:55 PM

FloydA: Son of Thunder: Arguably, concern over the earth is elitist, something people can afford to spend their time on when every other need is met.

Dang. If that's the case, how elitist are you if you have the time to be concerned about what to CALL concern over the earth?

I have enough time to be concerned about the fact that you're concerned about his concern about what to call concern over the earth.

I'm so elitist, I s**t Armani suits and piss Krug Brut Vintage 1998.


I farking love Krug wine. One of my favorite Napa wineries.
 
2013-04-27 06:36:23 PM
Club a Baby Seal and BBQ it Over a Bunch of Cut Down Redwoods While Holding the First Ever All Hummer All Day Demolition Derby Day.
 
2013-04-27 06:40:25 PM
Concern Troll Day.
 
2013-04-27 06:41:39 PM

SpdrJay: Feel Good About Yourself While Wasting Time Day?



Then what am I supposed to call every other day of the year?  Didn't think about that, did ya, mister smart guy?
 
2013-04-27 06:43:39 PM
(Stewards of the) Earth Day.
 
2013-04-27 06:47:06 PM
Shorten the celebration and rename it "Masturbation Minute."

Everyone picks a feel-good cause to think about while pleasuring themselves.  The government celebrates the occasion by creating a fake online charity ("Sustainable Communities Helping Their Underprivileged People") that secretly redirects donations to paying down the debt.
 
2013-04-27 06:50:35 PM
Dirt People Day.

(When is Atmosphere Day, anyway? And Water day? Come ON people!)
 
2013-04-27 06:51:17 PM
Smug Day
 
2013-04-27 06:52:13 PM
How about "Stop All the Things Day", or "Octo-Decimate Humans Day".
 
2013-04-27 06:54:16 PM
This coming from a magazine calling itself Treehugger.
 
2013-04-27 06:54:21 PM
Punch Pretentious D-bags* in the Face Day


*Includes anyone who uses the word "elitist" in a non-sarcastic manner
 
2013-04-27 06:57:15 PM
Countdown to Extinction Day?
 
2013-04-27 07:00:08 PM
'Racism' sounds elitist, we need a new happy friendly name for racists.
 
2013-04-27 07:04:06 PM
Well, the problem isn't the name.  The problem is the portrayal of its advocates.  That said, how about:

Stop Farking Our Future Day
 
2013-04-27 07:05:08 PM

jaytkay: 'Racism' sounds elitist, we need a new happy friendly name for racists.


Maligned yet discerning citizens
 
2013-04-27 07:05:34 PM
Dingleberry Day.
 
2013-04-27 07:08:37 PM

AdrienVeidt: Countdown to Extinction Day?


aka - Pretension Prick Day
 
2013-04-27 07:08:58 PM

Steve Zodiac: Doesn't matter what you call it, it will be regarded as elitist whatever you name it. Kind of like the furor over what to name special needs kids. Whatever you call them, that will become the new insult used anytime someone wants to imply vast stupidity. Yes it's unfair, but lots of people think it's funny to put down anything where you care for a person or a group or a planet more than you care about making a quick buck.


Shut up yard-barker. It doesn't work like that.
 
2013-04-27 07:09:51 PM
Doris Day.
 
2013-04-27 07:13:42 PM
If we keep calling it "Earth Day," all of the other planets will feel left out... especially the exoplanets.

WON'T SOMEBODY PLEASE THINK OF THE EXOPLANETS?!?!
 
2013-04-27 07:18:12 PM
Keystone day?

1 Billions jobs day?

Nasa welfare day?

Plant a tree to symbolize killing a middle eastern guy day? [toooooo lonnnng]

Snow day?

To f*cking hot day?

Sweaty ball sack day?

Koch industries day?

Properly spelled sign day? [as opposed to] Derp spelled sign day?

Dead in 50 years day?

Welcome glorious Alien Earth oil harvesters day?
 
2013-04-27 07:19:37 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com

"I'm tired of these self-righteous environmentalists, these white
bourgeois liberals who think the only thing wrong with this country is
there aren't enough bicycle paths, people trying to make the world safe
for their Volvos. There is nothing wrong with the planet. Nothing wrong
with the planet. The planet is fine. The people are (bleep) --
difference, difference. The planet is fine. Compared to the people, the
planet is doing great. It's been here four and a half billion years. Did
you ever think about the arithmetic? The planet has been here four and a
half billion years. We've only been engaged in heavy industry for a
little more than 200 years.

Two hundred years versus four and a half billion, and we have the
conceit to think that somehow we're a threat, that somehow we're going to
put in jeopardy this beautiful little blue-green ball that's just
a-floatin' around the sun? The planet has been through a lot worse than
us, been through all kinds of things worse than us, been through
earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics, continental drift, solar flares,
sunspots, magnetic storms, the magnetic reversal of the poles, hundreds of
thousands of years of bombardment by comets and asteroids and meteors,
worldwide floods, tidal waves, worldwide fires, erosion, cosmic rays,
recurring ice ages, and we think some plastic bags and some aluminum cans
are going to make a difference? The planet isn't going anywhere. We are!
We're going away. "

 
2013-04-27 07:20:23 PM
Aw geez, now all the other planets are going to want their day too!
/Shut up Pluto, you aren't a planet anymore!
 
2013-04-27 07:21:06 PM
How about "pick up a piece of trash day"?

Tired of people creating a metric ton of trash throwing a party to "raise awareness".
 
2013-04-27 07:22:28 PM

Surool: If we keep calling it "Earth Day," all of the other planets will feel left out... especially the exoplanets.

WON'T SOMEBODY PLEASE THINK OF THE EXOPLANETS?!?!


shakes tiny fist! that will teach me to refresh more often. ;-)
 
2013-04-27 07:27:07 PM

ArmednHammered: /Shut up Pluto, you aren't a planet anymore!


encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
 
2013-04-27 07:30:11 PM

BravadoGT: The planet isn't going anywhere. We are!
We're going away. "


I never understood where Carlin was going with that rant. Environmentalism was never about saving the planet, it was saving us. Of course we're not going to destroy the earth by polluting the fark out of it. No one ever claimed that. But we can fark ourselves over. That's what the whole thing is about.
 
2013-04-27 07:30:38 PM

BravadoGT: "I'm tired of these self-righteous environmentalists, these white bourgeois liberals

blah, blah, blah...

George Carlin never said those things.

Protip: When someone tells you a conservative diatribe is a George Carlin quote...It's a fake quote passed around by impressionable ignorant conservatives.

 
2013-04-27 07:30:44 PM
New name? How about "Kill your girlfriend and stuff them in a trunk in your closet and end up starting up a day for tree-hugging so that people only focus on not being littery douchebags for one day of the year"? Or is that a bit too wordy.
 
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