Tuesday, August 17, 2010

In honor of Steve Irwin

I'm seriously not making fun of the late Steve Irwin. Actually, I'm best friends with the biggest Steve Irwin fan ever. Tommy once told me, "Cody, I've figured out the best people of the 20th Century: Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King Jr., and Steve Irwin." He wasn't joking. And I don't necessarily disagree with him. We needed (and need) a champion for the environment and Steve Irwin was a great one.

This film made me think of Tommy and the way he's always using that National Geographic announcer's voice, which made me think of Steve Irwin. So here's a little something in the spirit of all of those.

This is the 21st Century. I feel certain we can find a way to conduct life that doesn't involve a swirling vortex of plastic items in one of our oceans.

Also, this movie is in support of a bill that would ban single-use plastic bags. Seems like a sensible thing to me. We don't need to be fouling our planet with plastic bags when, with a little bit of foresight, we can use cloth bags from home (and further I don't buy the whole "those cloth bags are so germy!" That's just a symptom of our bacillophobic society).

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