Monday, January 22, 2007

Hey, They're Just Like Us!

This would be hysterical if I could get past the contempt I have for the manipulative, lying folks of Hollywood.

Self-righteous movie stars like George Clooney and Brad Pitt do what they can to save the planet - or at least act like they do - so that you and I can forgo necessary conveniences like flexible and affordable travel options. They show us pictures of themselves smiling smugly next to their Toyota Priuses so that we think, "Hey, if Julia Roberts can save the Earth, I can too!"

What you don't see are the 9000 mile private jet trips, the HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of gallons of quickly-burned jet fuel to take people like Brad Pitt to exotic locales so that they can adopt a baby unconnected to our wasteful, pathetic genepool here in America.

Thanks TMZ for exposing this hypocrisy. Here are some samples:

Julia Roberts
On the ground: Roberts drives a Prius, which gets (at best) 60 miles to the gallon, shaving 30 miles off a normal car's mpg.

In the air: Chicago/LA, 1,749 miles in a private jet, the route she took with Rupert Everett while shooting "My Best Friend's Wedding."

Gas guzzled: 2,100 gallons of jet fuel.

Prius Penance: Julia would have to drive 30,000 miles, or roughly once around the earth and then some to even out her consumption in the air.

So Julia says: No word yet from Julia's rep.

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