Friday, November 30, 2007

When All Else Fails, Blame The Canadians!
They think they're so high and mighty with that bacon that's really ham!

Quicker than Canada's own Lover Boy disappeared from the charts back in the 80's, the Envro-Gestapo has found another group to blame for global warming... Canadian beer-drinkers.

I can hear 'em now: "'Eh you, drop the Molsen and slowly step away from the six-pack now, you hoser. I said DROP IT, 'EH!"

From Fox News;

Study: Canadian Beer Drinkers Threaten Planet
Friday, November 30, 2007

Scientists have found a new threat to the planet: Canadian beer drinkers.

The government-commissioned study says the old, inefficient "beer fridges" that one in three Canadian households use to store their Molson and Labatt's contribute significantly to global warming by guzzling gas- and coal-fired electricity.

"People need to understand the impact of their lifestyles," British environmental consultant Joanna Yarrow tells New Scientist magazine. "Clearly the environmental implications of having a frivolous luxury like a beer fridge are not hitting home. This research helps inform people — let's hope it has an effect."

The problem is that the beer fridges are mostly decades-old machines that began their second careers as beverage dispensers when Canadians upgraded to more energy-efficient models to store whatever Canadians eat besides doughnuts and poutine.

University of Alberta researcher Denise Young, who led the study, suggests that provincial authorities hold beer-fridge buy-backs or round-ups to eliminate the threat — methods that Americans use to get guns off the streets.
What's next? Assault with a Frigidaire?


Blogger Bill said...

It's pretty dumb. What's galling is that it's obviously a bunch of snobs sticking it to the little guy. Thos who can will buy new kegerators while those who cannot will upgrade (recycle) old fridges. It's the same when the CA Air Resources Board tried to get old cars off the road. That's easy if you can afford a new car.

Of course these "terra-istas" are also ignoring the 2nd & 3rd order effects of their policy. People will eschew kegs for bottles and cans and use more resources buying and recycling them. Then there is the issue of what will happen with the old fridge? Landfills and junkyards aren't exactly solutions espoused by the Green Party.

8:07 PM  
Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

Just think if the Canucks had taken the $2 billion they wasted on their failed attempt at gun control and bought a beer fridge for everyone in the country.

9:10 PM  
Blogger VSO said...

Blame Canada...Blame Canada...such a catchy song.

Why am I feeling deja vu?

10:06 PM  
Blogger Motherhen said...

This is just too funny. Everyone I know has two fridges, and usually the second one is outside in our Louisiana heat and it's used to keep beer! LOL.

10:37 AM  
Blogger Kasia said...

And then there was the Canadian parliamentarian who recently opposed a tax cut because people would "just spend it on beer and popcorn"...

3:44 PM  
Blogger ignorant redneck said...


The Colony that kept only the worst of her parent cultures.

4:02 PM  
Blogger Tony said...

Not to mention the methane that the beer farts cause. :)

4:46 PM  

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