June 21, 2011

Quote of the Year?

A good friend of this blog nominates Professor Althouse for quote of the year:

Does the NYT care about the carbon footprint of its wonderful pizza-cooking technique?
"Heat the oven and pizza stone at 500 degrees for one hour..."

Oh, hell! Shut up about my light bulbs. Just. Shut. The. Fuck. Up.

If you people really believed in global warming in the form that you would like to foist that belief on the common folk, that quoted line above would have sounded to you as something on the moral level of first, torture a small, cute kitten....

I read it to myself, laughed out loud, then read it to the lovely bride. It's pretty good.

Hat-tip: Instapundit

Oil and Energy Posted by John Kranz at June 21, 2011 12:25 PM

The Great State of Texas has thumbed their nose at Washington on this - and I give Misha extra credit for the Firefly reference: http://nicedoggie.net/?p=1716

Texas - God bless 'em - looks prettier every day.

Posted by: Keith Arnold at June 21, 2011 2:23 PM

Amen to that. I fear it will run afoul of Wickard v Filburn, but oral arguments would be fun if it got cert.

Segue-digression-alert: a good friend of the blog I have not heard from in a while emailed to ask if I am "on the Rick Perry bandwagon yet?" The Texas Miracle is lookin' pretty shiny.

Posted by: jk at June 21, 2011 2:59 PM

...and no, it's not the same one. This blog has two "good friends." Kinda like Instapundit with a blue theme.

Posted by: jk at June 21, 2011 3:01 PM

Still trying to reconcile the tone of this post with yesterday's. Those of us with a "Climate Change is a hoax" litmus test aren't demanding that the candidates tell the alarmists to "shut the F up." That's a bit, err, dogmatic.

Posted by: johngalt at June 21, 2011 3:24 PM

Not at all inconsistent. I prefer the self-rising crust at home, but order thin-crust from Dominos, where they have the very hot ovens to properly bake the crust.

Oh, you meant attitude. I'll defend that as well. Prof Althouse forcefully and colorfully accuses a NYTimes journalist -- and indirectly the publication, and less directly the media monolith it represents -- of hypocrisy.

There is no assertion of whether DAWG is true or false as in yesterday's post, just a suggestion that she be allowed, in Hayekian spirit, to choose her methods of conserving versus sensual enjoyment, as the NYTimes reader is allowed.

Posted by: jk at June 21, 2011 3:42 PM | What do you think? [5]