Unintended Consequences

1. Have you seen SiCKO yet? Frankly, it makes you want to move to another country. Well, that’s what it did for me, and for Rhea, and for Andrea who owns this salon.

Part way through the film, I was all set on Canada, and then Michael Moore goes to France. Liberté, égalité, fraternité. The people are happy and the doctors make house calls.

Frankly, I’d take just about any country where, should I ever (God forbid) have a major medical problem, I wouldn’t end up with a bust-the-bank bill.

2. I have another unintended consequence courtesy of Al Gore’s Live Earth concert. Did you watch any of it? I didn’t like the coverage on NBC (celebrities spewing earth-saving tips? Feh.). But the 7 hours of CNBC coverage was pretty good. While I didn’t learn anything new, I did recommit to my canvas shopping bag.

But did Al mean for me to become a consumer? Of music, I mean? I was surprised to find that I liked a lot of stuff I didn’t think I’d like. I like Linkin Park? Jeez! Who knew? Toni Collette has a band? Her voice is awesome. I like Razorlight?!?!?!

You can watch the concerts here. Great accompaniment for housework. Don’t miss Lenny Kravitz in Brazil.

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4 Responses to “Unintended Consequences”

  1. Rhea Says:

    At first I thought Canada, but my secret dream is to move to Paris one day anyway. I’m saving all my pre-existing conditions for Europe.

  2. Robert 'Groby' Blum Says:

    You know, Europe isn’t paradise, either. Unemployment in France is quite bad, for example. My favorite is still Canada, except it’s too cold 😉

  3. AP Says:

    Liberté, égalité, aujourdu’hi c’est tres tres tres

  4. AP Says:

    Also, I am offended Aaron Proctor & The 11 Experience were not invited to Live Earth.

    It’s ok – they’re invited to my own concert series, Aaron Aid.

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