Some friends of ours once took their teenagers to see Barenaked Ladies. (Yes, I know they’re Canadian…) Much to the kids’ disappointment – and to the relief of the parents – they didn’t actually get to see any bare-naked ladies. (No, I’m not going to give a link for that one – just for fun, Google it on your own…) So much for truth in advertising!
If I Had A Million Dollars
Speaking of advertising, our best former vice-president has a brand new bag. (Best? It’s a slim list, I grant you – but name another VP who has ever done anything besides open his own museum.) If I had a million dollars – let alone $300 Million – I would do something like he’s doing with it, for sure.
I swear I would. Well, I would do good with at least $275 Million of it, or so. You could still do a LOT of good with $275 Million, right? I mean, on a percentage basis it’s not that much different, is it?
We should give him the Nobel Prize.
Ooops. Too late. He’s already earned that, also. Maybe he’d settle for a re-vote in Florida, then? Dang – wouldn’t you know that it’s too late for that, too…
ps for the link-averse: Al Gore is donating all the proceeds from his books, his movie An Inconvenient Truth, and from his Nobel Prize winnings to fight global warming. All told, he’s giving away $300 Million to create awareness about the problem. The key method – at the start – will be a series of ads that highlight the importance of this cause. Pretty cool, huh?