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Save The Beards!

June 23rd, 2010 | 7 comments | Posted by Diana


A city in Japan has banned beards at the workplace to cut down the need for summer air conditioning and reduce their carbon footprint. Seriously.

Food Artist Takao Sakai's Red Bean Beard

From Sky News:

The northeastern city of Isesaki says forcing office workers not to sport facial hair will mean they are less likely to need the air conditioning on in the summer months.

Civil servants are already being encouraged to forego jackets and ties during hot weather as part of a “Cool Biz” campaign.

A city official said there had been no complaints from employees since the ban was introduced last month and that it was a necessary part of Cool Biz.

The campaign was introduced in 2005 by the Japanese Ministry of Environment in an attempt to cut the country’s consumption of electricity, thereby reducing Japan’s carbon footprint.

Y’all, I love the planet so very much. Reducing one’s carbon footprint is super hot. And I admire the intent of the uh, poorly-named “Cool Biz” campaign, since most of the stories I hear about Japan’s relationship with the environment these days include buying off fellow IWC countries with hookers and coin to protect illegal whaling practices.

But beards… I love beards, too. And beards are so, so, so, so, sooooooo very hot. A ban on Continue reading Save The Beards!

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A Waste of a Perfectly Good Vest

June 18th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

I’m inclined to say that I’ve never seen anything like this before, but I have–although in that case ample amounts of E, coke, blue pills, and sugar cookies were involved.

I will not stoop so low as to criticize Ms. Ling’s erratic “dance” moves… in fact, I’ll even assume she just finished watching a mind-boggling episode of Planet Earth and was doing her best to mimic our feathered friends’ various mating displays. She’s an animal lover.

But one thing you do not–DO NOT–do, oh crazian, is squat down to freak a Little Person while 50 Cent’s voice chanting “Go Shorty, it’s your birthday” booms overhead. WHERE’S YOUR HEART, BAI? WHERE IS IT!?!????

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