Flash game: celebrity global warming stars and stinker
March 2, 2007 8:13 AM   Subscribe

Is Cate Blanchett a global warming star or stinker? How about Angelina Jolie? Um, George Bush? They got the money and the fame, but are they doing anything good with it, like maybe saving the planet.
posted by jacob hauser (22 comments total)
Turns out I don't know who Cate Blanchett is. I recognize the name, but I don't know where from and I don't think I've ever seen any of her movies (if she's made any). I assume she's the third one from the left, living off the grid? That's fairly awesome.
posted by DU at 8:33 AM on March 2, 2007

Oh wait, it was just a really bad picture of her. Lord of the Rings and Steve Zissou!
posted by DU at 8:34 AM on March 2, 2007

I will be so glad when Angelina Jolie solves global warming. I'm kinda wondering what's been taking her so long, honestly.
posted by contessa at 8:46 AM on March 2, 2007

Who cares about anything celebrities do? More substance please.
posted by baphomet at 8:57 AM on March 2, 2007

"I will be so glad when Angelina Jolie solves global warming. I'm kinda wondering what's been taking her so long, honestly."

She's solving it one orphaned third-world kid at a time.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 8:58 AM on March 2, 2007

Did you know that Al Gore has a really big house?
posted by psmealey at 8:59 AM on March 2, 2007 [2 favorites]

mr_crash_davis: then she better step up the pace. The glaciers is melting, y'all.
posted by contessa at 9:05 AM on March 2, 2007

I pressed z to shoot.. nothing much happened. Roll on youtube Tuesday.
posted by econous at 9:08 AM on March 2, 2007

I heard somewhere too that George Soros owns shares in Haliburton
posted by Flashman at 9:19 AM on March 2, 2007

From an essay by Michael Bywater, author of the excellent 'Big Babies':

How to be an adult
Ignore celebrities, except when they are doing what they are celebrated for doing: acting, playing football et cetera. Skill does not confer moral, political or intellectual discrimination. (Except in the case of writers. Writers know everything and can lecture you with impunity.) If a celebrity is not celebrated for doing anything but being a celebrity, smile politely but pay no notice.

posted by Hogshead at 9:54 AM on March 2, 2007 [4 favorites]

Can't get enough o' that old-timey banjo music.
I need a vodka.
posted by Dizzy at 10:15 AM on March 2, 2007

Well, at least it doesn't seem to have any kind of partisan agenda or anything.

And nicely quoted Hogshead. That sums up my opinion on this kind of thing pretty concisely.
posted by quin at 10:30 AM on March 2, 2007

Weird post and I have nothing significant to contribute in any way except for the fact that Cate has probably one of the sexiest voices I've ever heard.
posted by purephase at 11:10 AM on March 2, 2007

The earth is doomed, DOOMED DOOMED I say!!!

or... er at least our quality of life.

I am all over this global warming thing and don't see it as a good thing by any means, but for the love of my left toe the planet does not need to be saved. At it's base the environmental movement is a long term selfish (not in a bad way selfish) act. We want to be able to breath clean air, drink clean water and live comfortably, have nice green places to experience, and neat furry animals to shoot and eat pat and take pictures of. Nothing wrong with all of that, but it is selfish based. Even if we nuked the place back to primordial soup days life would survive, evolve and carry on. This is not an excuse to do so. Rather an acknowledgement that we are selfish bastards either way we look at it, I just prefer the long-term human sustainable lifestyle selfishness to the short term individualistic selfishness.
More birth control.
posted by edgeways at 11:25 AM on March 2, 2007

Not surprised you didn't recognize her. She's played everything from a gorgeous adultress to Bob Dylan. She's a chameleon and a great actress.
posted by Mental Wimp at 12:17 PM on March 2, 2007

Nice quote, Hogshead. Thanks.
posted by voltairemodern at 1:06 PM on March 2, 2007

Brought to you by metafilter's own dbarefoot, by the way.
posted by cortex at 1:19 PM on March 2, 2007

I'm very much in the 'ignore celebrities' camp as well. Truth be told, this is one of Shaw's 'the jam that coats the pill of morality' efforts (I think Shaw said that). Our theory is that lots of people will come and play our goofy game with the shiny celebrities, and hopefully some of them will stay and check out the rest of the site, which is far more serious.
posted by dbarefoot at 1:25 PM on March 2, 2007

I will kill the next person to frame reducing CO2 emissions as a moral choice/lifestyle issue rather than a prosaic resource management exercise.
Like, with a gun.
posted by atrazine at 2:07 PM on March 2, 2007

Global Warming...*yawn*
Al Gore personal agenda...*yawn*

Wake me up when something tangible comes up for discussion, wouldja?

posted by fox_terrier_guy at 2:36 PM on March 3, 2007

Something tangible like, say, fox terriers?
posted by dbarefoot at 2:56 PM on March 3, 2007

I heard it was the fox terriers that are causing all that methane gas and teh global warming. I heard that from this guy I know.
posted by Dizzy at 9:18 PM on March 3, 2007

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