Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tom and Bob Discuss Climate Change

You know, today’s Theme Thursday is Climate Change. I thought I’d bring back our favorite duo to discuss. Here’s Tom and Bob. If you’re not familiar with them you can go back to here.

Tom: Hey Bob, how are things? Have you finally adapted from your cryo sleep?

Bob: Still difficult. This economy sucks. Why did I even bother to wake up?

Tom: Still no job, eh?

Bob: They say my resume is a bit old due to having slept for 40 years.

Tom: That is a slight setback. What are you going to do?

Bob: Entrepreneurial stuff.

Tom: What’s that?

Bob: I dunno. But that’s all these networking guys talk about. There aren’t any real jobs so everybody is doing entrepreneurial stuff.

Tom: You should look into “green” niches

Bob: You mean where the mold is growing because I didn’t throw out the Baloney in the fridge?

Tom: Errr…no, I mean things to help alleviate climate change.

Bob: But I like autumn replacing summer.

Tom: No, what are you going to do when the polar ice caps all melt?

Bob: Go into the ice making business.

Tom: What will you do when the ocean rises and floods the Maldives?

Bob: Go into the floating real estate business

Tom: What will you do when it doesn’t rain for most of the year?

Bob: Go into the sunglasses and shorts business

Tom: No, no, no. I mean real problems here. What about the polar bears plight when there is no more habitat?

Bob: Go into the stuffed animal business

Tom: What happened to you, Bob? I thought you cared about issues. I thought you hated quick money operators?

Bob: You told me to adapt

62 comments:

Mrsupole said...

FOA

GB

I cannot remember the name of this one island, that is slowly losing land due to the polar ice caps melting, but it was very sad. The people who have waterfront property keep changing every few years. And those that had it are now living on welfare here in the USA, because we still have a little bit of land left. Sigh.

Nessa said...

Without climate change we wouldn't have gotten the Grand Canyon.

Serena said...

Poor Bob, doomed to be a Darwinian specimen of adaptation.:)

Brian Miller said...

i believe it is an adaption many have already made...

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

Bob's my kind of a guy!

Kurt said...

Ha!

Anne said...

i actually did not roll my eyes at that this morning.

moooooog35 said...

I'm just excited about being able to tan year round.

Is that just me?

VE said...

mrsupole - I'm starting to be able to read your acronyms (first one again and God bless). Scary!

VE said...

nessa - I still don't have it. It's a long walk from my house...

VE said...

serena - Like Bob, we keep adapting the wrong way...

VE said...

brian - You got that right...

VE said...

perpetual chocoholic - Bob is a realist now, not an idealist

VE said...

kurt - Thank you...I'll file this comment under my "Ha!" folder...

Elizabeth said...

Is that why it hasn't snowed here yet? Because I'm okay with that!

VE said...

anne - Is that good or bad? Does it mean its funny or sad? Should I continue to rhyme a tad? Will it make you glad?

VE said...

moooooog35 - No, it's you and George Hamilton. Everyone else is having suspicous moles removed from their body...

VE said...

elizabeth - Actually, Jeff stole your snow in Minnesota. You can have him mail it if you would like.

Quirkyloon said...

Climate change? Bring it on! That means we in AZ WILL have an ocean to accompany the beaches we already have soon!

Then I won't have to drive at least eight hours to get to the water!

I can't wait!

VE said...

quirkyloon - Of course with that come daytime temperatures of 180 in Arizona...

ReformingGeek said...

I think I'll just go back to sleep. I can't handle issues this early in the afternoon.

VE said...

reforminggeek - Oversleeping is a serious issue!

Roy Scribner said...

I have to deal with climate change every time I go up to Oregon. Let me tell you, if climate change ever spreads to other parts of the country, we're all doomed to a life of flannel shirts, Birkenstocks and massive coffee shop proliferation. Oh the humanity!

Roy said...

Ouch! on that last exchange. Far too many of the people in my generation, who spent their youth in the idealism of the '60s, got cynical (and selfish) with age. And that hurts.

Good post.

Anne said...

very glad

Wings said...

hah!

Gladys said...

I live in Southern California and what is the problem with the sun shining and no rain? What is the problem with the ocean now being out my back door? I'm with Bob sounds like a win win issue. Oh and I am in a GREEN business and there ain't no money to be made.

Megan said...

This planet is going to the Bobs? Sweet!

e said...

LOL and hope Bob's adaptation isn't for the worse, as I fear...

nonamedufus said...

Hahaha. Good one, VE. Way to make a point.

Candie Bracci said...

HA!Nice post!:)

VE said...

roy - I see you're also conveniently forgetting the microbrews... ;)

VE said...

roy - Yes, it's a shame...

VE said...

anne - E Gad, very glad? Little did I know the challenge I had. I'm running out of rhymes and that makes me mad...

VE said...

wings - Or said backwards, hah

VE said...

gladys - The problem? Hmmm...let's see. Average house prices near one million for a decent sized house making most residents extremely house poor. Hmmm...traffic congestion so bad nobody can really go anywhere to appreciate the good weather. Hmmm...should I go on? ;)

VE said...

megan - The Bobs always win...the Toms don't want to take it over.

VE said...

e - It's all on how you spin it!

VE said...

nonamedufus - You mean I have a point? Sssh...don't tell anyone. It could ruin my reputation.

VE said...

candie - Thank you!

Jaime said...

great take on the theme.

Dee said...

spin is right!

Tom said...

hey, he's being practical. Maybe he hasn't had that first cup of coffee since coming out of cryo

Quickroute said...

Serious topic but well handled sir

VE said...

jaime - Thanks. I need to catch up. Sadly, I haven't read any others yet.

VE said...

dee - Yes, I know how to spin...

VE said...

quickroute - Sometimes it's hard to keep with the humor on some of these topics...

VE said...

tom - And at least the coffee is much better since that Sanka crap in the 60s...

Maureen said...

Well done VE. Point driven home with your usual - unusual sense of humor.

Dreamhaven said...

Adapt

All the little people
Don't know what their doing
And don't really care.
Poor sad souls.
They'll tank for sure this time.

I really like your quirky sense of humor. Happy TT

VE said...

maureen - You know me...twisted, not stirred.

VE said...

dreamhaven - Excellent breakdown of the word adapt. I like it.

Uncivil said...

BOB
Bend Over Buddy
TOM
Thoroughly Obedient Moron

Janna said...

Dammit, Uncivil stole my idea...

Janna said...

Things UNCIVIL could stand for:

1. Unitarians Never Come Into Vatican; It's Loathsome!

2. Ugliness Needs Compassion; It's Very Interesting Lately

3. Unlikely Neighbors: Cleveland Indians, Vilified Iguanas, & Luke

4. Undead Nightcrawlers Can Irritate Vampires-In-Law

5. Unfortunately, Nebraska Can't Intersect Vermont. I'm Lost!

Uncivil said...

UNCIVIL
United Nations Commission In Vulgarly Inappropriate Lingerie

Uncivil said...

JANNA
Joint Army Navy Nuclear Attack

Janna said...

UNCIVIL:
Ulysses Nabbed Confederacy Immediately Vaulting Into Louisiana

JANNA:
1. Just Accept Nasty Nervous Alligators
2. Juveniles Actually Never Need Allowances

Uncivil said...

Just Avoid Newly Neutered Alligators

Jimmy Actually Neglected Nemo's Adventure

Uncivil said...

Uncivil's Naturally Capitalist Ideas Vilifies Inferior Liberals

VE said...

Hey you two...get a room!

Uncivil said...

VE
I can't help it......I like your readers!