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April 1st, 2008
Seven Deadly Sins
I really miss the late-evening television performances of Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon. When Johnny departed this Earth, he left his Malibu beach house behind but he must have taken a BlackBerry with him. I found this in my in box:
Johnny: The Vatican enlarged the list of deadly sins. The ancient seven were lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, and pride. The Vatican recently added seven modern, equally deadly, sins: genetic modification, experiments on humans, environmental pollution, causing social injustice, causing poverty, becoming obscenely wealthy, and taking drugs.
Ed: I'm glad you brought that in. Everything you wanted to know about sin is in that list.
Johnny: You are wrong, ethanol breath. The Vatican didn't worry about peak oil. We have an additional list of peak-oil deadly sins.
Ed: While we're at it, we can offer an 11th commandment. It's called the Spitzer Amendment, "Don't get caught."
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