Live Earth

Emily and I are watching the Live Earth concert on Bravo right now, and we're about halfway through the evening's first bottle of wine. Earlier, Emily made a comment about Al Gore and the concert's other organizers using American recording artists to try to appeal to "America's Youth." However, right now we're watching Dave Matthews; we just saw Madonna. Coming up, the Smashing Pumpkins. Quite clearly, these acts are designed to appeal to people who went to college with us, back in 1996 or so. Which is all well and good, but it dawns on me that, this evening, America is full of young parents saying things like, "Keep your hands to yourself, don't hit your sister, and be quiet while Michael Stipe is talking."

You know, if they could broadcast this concert directly to America's minivans, it might be more effective...

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