Our Flickering Fluorescent Future

Ross and Jim, standard bearers of the Incandescent Counterrevolution have met their match in the bishops of London and Liverpool, who are urging a “carbon fast” for Lent. As if our vestigial ascetic capacity were not already debased enough, the new Lenten fast involves unscrewing a light bulb or two, then celebrating the Resurrection around the pallid glow of a new compact fluorescent bulb. Really.

I hope someone, somewhere, celebrated Carnival by doing donuts in his Hummer.