So Saturday night, March 28, was Earth Hour.
Miss it?
Yeah, me too.

I have to admit, I'm a little out of it right now, but I hadn't even heard about Earth Hour until I happened to catch an episode of Larry King last week. (I mean, I'm so out of the news loop that I didn't even know this was happening. Or this. And I was VERY sad to learn the 80s will be back for fall fashion.)

Anyway. Back to Earth Hour.

If you're unfamiliar, Earth Hour is where monuments and buildings in cities all over the world turn out their lights for one hour. Sounds like great energy saving, right? Well, really it's just a "statement" to urge "...world leaders to take action to fight global warming".

OK. Whatever.
Look, don't get me wrong. I'm all for saving the planet and stuff. But using one hour a year to try and send a message just ain't gonna do it. How about one hour every month (or week) and then donating the money saved in electricity back to...something?

Anyway, I'm not getting all politico-green on this post. What this post is REALLY about is the hilarity I found in the Earth Day episode of Larry King Live with his two celebrity guests Edward Norton and Alanis Morissette.

Alanis Morissette is kind of known for her activism, so I wasn't surprised to see her. But Ed Norton?
To each his own.
All was revealed though when Larry King took some email questions from viewers. One viewer asked something like, "What do each of you do in your personal life to support this?"

Edward Norton starts - CLEARLY uncomfortable - and says something like, "Well it's in changing the way you use energy. Like I changed lightbulbs...and I drive a green car...well, I don't really own a car, but when I drive I drive a Prius..."


They were showing a split screen with Edward Norton and Alanis Morissette and Alanis couldn't even look up at Ed Norton. She averted her eyes, took a drink of her coffee all the while Ed Norton was blah-blah-blahing away about...something.

Next up? Same question for Alanis and she answers something like, "I have solar panels at home, I compost, I make jewelry with only sustainable materials to cull the gold...organic Tshirts...the materials used for our CDs..."


On the split screen you could see the bubble over Ed Norton's head reading:

I mean, really. Was Ed Norton into this or not? Was he doing it because he was getting paid? I have to tell you, he didn't seem that knowledgeable on the subject. I've posted the YouTube version of the savory uncomfortable exchange. It's about midway through.

Oh, and turn off some lights, will ya?


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