Fox News is reporting that a Canadian-government-commissioned study found that beer fridges are a threat to the planet.
British environmental consultant (damn, it IS a cottage industry) Joanna Yarrow said, “”People need to understand the impact of their lifestyles. Clearly the environmental implications of having a frivolous luxury like a beer fridge are not hitting home. This research helps inform people "” let’s hope it has an effect.”
The kicker comes from U-of-Alberta (and head of this study) Denise Young, who suggest a gun-buyback program for beer fridges.
My response, “Get me another beer, wenches! I need that beer fridge to have any chance of getting beer goggles thick enough to make you look appealing.”
Revisions/extensions (8:34 am 11/30/2007) – Thanks to Gaius at Blue Crab Boulevard for pulling up a semi-roundup of this. Meanwhile, Fausta, who also found the story, has a money quote – “For those of you in a hurry for their beer to cool, Adam and Jamie proved that the fastest way to cool a six-pack is to spray it with a CO2 fire extinguisher. Beer + carbon emmissions = cool!”
R/E II (8:46 am 11:30/2007) – Mark Steyn also has a money quote – “I’ve never felt prouder.” (do I have to mention he’s Canadian?)