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February 19, 2007
Global Warming and the "Irony Tipping-Point"
The fashion world is no doubt infested with moonbattery — but at least it knows better than to take global warming seriously, judging by the ads promoting Diesel's spring/summer collection. The theme is the sort of environmental doom preached so theatrically by Al Gore — except that nobody seems too worried about it. As WaPo puts it:
Diesel's models are dressed fashionably if barely (to accommodate the weather) and they lounge amid this hip dystopia in glamorous unconcern, fanning themselves or applying suntan lotion to one another's tawny backs.
Actually, the folks at Diesel may be trying to be serious, to the extent it's possible to be serious and still be hiply ironic. In the past they ran ads condemning smoking by pretending to advocate it for the sake of developing a "sexy cough."
Certainly WaPo doesn't want you to think that the War on Weather is a laughing matter:
That global warming is being spoofed by a retailer in the pages of Vogue and Esquire suggests that the issue is sufficiently widespread and accepted to have reached the irony tipping-point.
In other words, there really is a consensus on global warming, because trendoid fashion ads are ironic about it. WaPo has reached the absurdity tipping-point.
On a tip from V the K.
Posted by Van Helsing at February 19, 2007 6:24 PM
Van, I made a giant 3+ foot snowball Friday night when I got home. Now it's all warm and it's melting.
Quit perpetuating these lies. Global warming is real. My snowball is melting for pete's sake.
This warm weather cannot be natural. It's unpossible.
Posted by: Steve at February 19, 2007 6:56 PM
What is my Polar Bear supposed to do, walk around on the grass?
Posted by: Steve at February 19, 2007 6:57 PM
Those women are already "global warming ready". They haven't got enough meat on their bones to make hobo soup.
And why do they walk like that? You can see looking at the picture they "cross-over" with their feet when they walk - if you followed their tracks in the snow it would look like they have their shoes on the wrong feet.
And what's the deal with all those psychedelic pidgeons?
Other than that the clothes look pretty much like they did in '69.
('69, by the way, was the last time I "saw" pidgeons like that.) ;-)
Posted by: Jimbo at February 20, 2007 5:37 AM
If that's supposed to be Rome in twenty years, shouldn't they be wearing burqas?
Posted by: V the K at February 20, 2007 6:03 AM
Rumor has it weather is going to get into the 40s here in Connecticut this week. I'm going to call Algore RIGHT NOW and tell him that this is bonafide proof of man-caused global warming! Steve, sorry to hear about your snowball...you must be devastated.
Posted by: Pam at February 20, 2007 7:48 AM
Personally, I'm weeping copious tears over the slow demise of my own personal ice-skating rink of a sidewalk here in the SOUTH-east where of course, 30+ degree temps are obvious evidence of global warming. Where can I write the holy one Goron to complain of this heresy?
Posted by: jael at February 20, 2007 11:55 AM