BULLETIN - ENERGY CRISIS SOLVED! - AT 8:20 A.M. ET: Well, that was close. We thought the world was collapsing around us, but a simple piece of advice from a man known for his wisdom and learning has brought us back from the brink. From London's Telegraph:
Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan president, has called on his countrymen to stop singing in the shower to help save water and electricity.
The left-wing leader said they should attempt to wash in less than three minutes, and breaking into song distracts them.
"Some people sing in the shower, in the shower half an hour. No kids, three minutes is more than enough. I've counted, three minutes, and I don't stink," he said during a televised Cabinet meeting. Getting into his stride, he went on to label baths and jacuzzis anti-communist.
"If you are going to lie back, in the bath, with the soap and you turn on the what's it called, the Jacuzzi... imagine that, what kind of communism is that? We're not in times of Jacuzzi," he said, to laughter from his ministers.
COMMENT: Okay, for those of you ready for your morning shower - three minutes. We have ways of timing you here at Urgent Agenda, so don't try to get away with anything.
Make yourself part of the solution, not part of the problem. Three minutes. Al Gore will thank you.
October 23, 2009