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Mother Earth Cancels Earth Day

by | 21st, April 2008

1.jpgAND then a vengeful Gaia did make it rain on the Al Goreans Earth Day.

Reports the Washington Post: “The Earth Day Festival, a free concert on the National Mall, was suspended just before 2:30 p.m. today when the skies cracked open with a rainstorm.”

When it rains you should cut the power, lest someone get electrocuted. Fortunately:

“I’m little, and it’s hard to see over everybody’s umbrella, but it’s fun,” 7-year-old Maya Friedson said as she tried to watch former American Idol finalist Blake Lewis sing a beat-box version of “America the Beautiful.” Maya and her family came from New York City for the festivities.

And there is always stuff to buy:

Perhaps the busiest booth promoted a product called Blade, a device that attaches to the tailpipe of a car or light truck and, its developers said, will reduce the emission of greenhouse gases while increasing fuel efficiency.

No, not a hose to kill the carbon exhalers inside the car. At least we think not. 


After a 50-minute delay, the festival resumed — but not for long. Organizers soon cancelled the rest of the show because of continued rain.

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