Saturday, January 20, 2018

Sustainable Saturday - Is Sustainable Living Too Grim?

 Heard a good environmental joke lately?

Me, neither.

We all need a good laugh.  Especially after the past year.  The government shutdown that started at midnight tonight.

And so much has happened in the past year, both in the lives of people I know, and in the world in general. 

I have to remind myself that laughing is one of the things that makes life worthwhile, even in the midst of stressful times.

But, there really is such a thing as "sustainable humor".  I don't mean recycling old/tired jokes, I don't mean the "you're so hot, you started global warming" type of non-humor. No, rather, what we might call green humor.  I guess those of us who like to try to live on the Earth as lightly as possible (at least, in theory) are sometimes just a bit too grim.

Need a good laugh today?  Here are some links to "green humor", or at least, humor involving nature, and a little laughing at ourselves.

First, the famous "Mountain Three Wolves" T Shirt reviews.

Tuscan Whole Milk poem (based on Poe's "The Raven") well, if it had been ORGANIC whole milk maybe it would not have spilled.

Recycle your broken dreams (an Onion classic).

Got any good green jokes?

I'm almost afraid to ask but - heard a good joke lately?


  1. No good jokes, any that I know don't come across well unless spoken. Regarding your comment on my blog, palm trees speak to me of warmth too :) They certainly don't grow at my house, at 7,100 feet above sea level where we sometimes only get three frost-free months!

  2. There's no reason to be grim. Glad you found some funnies.

  3. Readers Digest has a long-standing feature, “Laughter is the Best Medicine”. Comedy helps us from being swallowed up by the grim, the sad, the horrible.


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