Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Some Real Info
Right Around Katrina this news broke - that OPEC announced the peaking of production of Light Sweet Crude.
and if that isn't enough to give you shivers,
The Kuwaitians (Kuwaitis? Kuwaitlanders? Whatever) have annoucned the peaking of production in their largest oil field.
So, it doesn't take Albert Freakin' Einstein to puzzle out that the Middle East Oil situation is Not A Good One. Obviously, the fields under Iraq are probably pretty good - they've been blown to flinders since 1991, and production there has been limited, making Iraq a kind of petrol laden piggy bank. But that's only going to hold for so long, and then bingo: right back to where we started.
If you have been living under a rock lately, you might not know that a Really Good Movie is released as of today, and will go nationwide as of 09 DEC 05. It's called SYRIANA and it stars George Clooney and Matt Damon and a bunch of other rich Hollywood stars who often get paid millions to tell the stories of ordinary working class Americans. Well, in this case, I think they play more affluent characters, but I can never resist misquoting Firesign Theatre, the closest thing the cultural sinkhole of the USA ever came to producing something even vaguely equal to Shakespeare. You are under STRICT instructions to go out and see this damn movie. NOW! Tell your parents to see it and THANK THEM for LEAVING US A RUINED PLANET AS THEIR LEGACY. I'm expecting little Avanti to give me a similar lecture in about 10 years...
Locally (right now I'm in New York City - just like I pictured it) the nimrods at the helm of Air America decided to pull the plug on Mark Maron on the Morning Sedition radio show. When I schlep my ass to work in the AM, I like listening to him - he's funny and often insightful. I learned a word from him - "Sheeple" as in "WAKE UP SHEEPLE! THESE PLUTOCRATS ARE OUT TO KILL YA!" If you also like Maron's work, you should sign the damn petition to keep him on the air and save the program. Why? Because he's funny. Not like these things ever work, but hey - it's worth a try...
Now. I MUST get to work now....