Thursday, February 1, 2007

A Nobel Fate for Al Gore?

Al Gore has been raking in the acclaim in the past couple of years. First, "An Inconvenient Truth" is being given awards and nominations for awards from the people already predisposed to be awarding Gore beyond his worth. And now, Al's in the running for a Nobel Peace Prize for his work on global warming.

Okay, I'm not the smartest guy in the world (just ask my critics), but I'm having a hard time figuring out how work on global warming brings peace to the world. Of course, I have that one big character flaw of thinking logically. I should really stop doing that...

As we've seen with past Nobel Prize winners, the Nobel folks aren't exactly big contributors to the Heritage Foundation. That is certainly playing a factor in their decision to put Gore in the list of people in consideration for the Nobel Peace Prize. After all, I doubt Gore would stand a chance against scientists who actually do real research because real research requires those pesky things called facts. And if you haven't been paying attention lately, Gore's kinda short on those.

Instead, the Nobel folks most likely wanted to give Gore something that didn't require so much focus on what he didn't have and hype what he does have, which is a lot of caring, dangit! And because he cares, that puts him in the ballpark for the Peace Prize where he can be alongside such luminaries as Yassur Arafat and Jimmy Carter. Come to think of it, wouldn't those two people alone be reasons you shouldn't want to get the Nobel Peace Prize?

Either way, Gore's in the running and there's nothing I can do to stop it. But that doesn't mean I can't still mock him relentlessly for messing up in divinity school. I mean, who flunks God 101? It's not like the textbook is obscure; IT'S THE FLIPPING BIBLE! No matter if Gore wins an Oscar, a Nobel Prize, a Tony, and a Golden Globe, he's still the same goof who claimed to have taken the initiative in the creation of the Internet.

And there isn't an award that will take away the memory of that whopper.

No comments: