Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Stupidisms 2: Fart Offsets, Carbon Offsets

Can the lady you sit behind who farts in Church but also wears a delightful perfume be called "aroma neutral"?

And if a mobster sends a year's supply of Rice-A-Roni to some starving African kids, can he later claim it as "Murder Offsets"?

So if, like murder, starvation and smelly farts, carbon emissions are a real problem, what sense is there in a plan to go "Carbon Neutral" by buying "offsets" for bad behaviour?

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