16 Jan '12, 5pm

Ask Umbra: Got any good green jokes?

Ask Umbra: Got any good green jokes?

Generally speaking, sustainability advocates seem to be a serious crowd. Have you got any jokes or one-liners that can bring some levity to our work? Especially ones related to recycling? Robert D. Jefferson City, Mo. "You HAVE to tell the one about the Clean Air Act at the next upcycling party." A. Dearest Robert, Have you heard the one about the aluminum recycling plant? It smelt. Have you heard the one about the recycling bin with a sign that said, “Empty water bottles here”? Pretty soon the bin was full of water. Know why environmentalists are bad at playing poker? They avoid the flush. Chortle, chortle, chortle. Robert, you have touched upon a serious gap in our cultural lives, and I’m hoping your fellow readers will weigh in with some good jokes to keep our spirits up. To be honest, we at Grist have struggled with this since our founder got the oh-so-brilliant idea t...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/green-living-tips/2012-01-16-ask-umb...

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