As in, for one hour tomorrow night thousands of people around the world will demonstrate a dearth of common sense.
How am I participating? Exactly the way the World Wildlife Federation told me to:
“We are asking people to vote with their light switch,” said Dan Forman, a spokesman for World Wildlife Fund.
“For every light they turn off, it is in effect a vote for action on climate change.”
I had intended to ignore this inanity, political stunts being so vacuous and all. But now that I’ve been informed that this is an election, I have to vote. So I’m voting “no”. Or, in Forman’s words, I’m casting 70 votes against action on climate change. Since there are 70 light switches in our house and more than 250 individual light bulbs, that’s a total of more than 15,000 watts of light, more than enough to offset the savings of a small block of houses. (But still less than neighbor Al Gore uses just to find the bathroom in the middle of the night.)
So don’t worry. While you stumble through the blackness tomorrow night, Casa del Krumm will be your beacon of brilliance in a dark and ignorant world.