A Weblog monitoring coverage of environmental issues and science in the UK media. By Professor Emeritus Philip Stott. The aim is to assess whether a subject is being fairly covered by press, radio, and television. Above all, the Weblog will focus on science, but not just on poor science. It will also bring to public notice good science that is being ignored because it may be politically inconvenient.

Friday, April 30, 2004

I'm goin' down to 'South Park'..... [audio on, if you dare to click.....]

Hat tip to the The Edge of England's Sword blog for reminding me of 'South Park' environmentalism.

Quite amazingly, a large proportion of the original 'South Park' scripts are posted at The South Park Scriptorium. Do not miss the famous episode from the Third Series entitled: 'Rainforest Schmainforest' [you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader]. I am still ill from laughing out loud. It is so un-PC that it is 100 per cent necessary.

The ending of the episode is priceless:-

"Each year, the Rainforest is responsible for over three thousand deaths from accidents, attacks or illnesses."

"There are over seven hundred things in the Rainforest that cause cancer."

"Join the fight now and help stop the Rainforest before its too late."

Moreover, the scene where the Rainforest guide is killed by the snake is surreal:

"In seconds it's over, and the guide lies on the ground dead. The snake bites him a few more times just to be more evil."

While who can forget:

"Bueno! Bueno! Pongan el arco iris al lado tortugas muertas"


"KYLE'S MOTHER: Be safe, Kyle. Bring me something back from the rainforest.
CHOIR TEACHER: Oh, no, no,no. The Rainforest is very fragile. We must only take pictures and leave only footprints."

Go read - but be ready to ache and ache!

Philip, needing a strong cup of those Old Rainforest Coffee Beans.

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