Humans
A case of the humans [via op-pop].

Entry 1978, Wednesday, June 21st 2006, Filed In Stuff

Still not first!

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Eightteenth!

Comment 1, Wednesday, June 21st 2006 10:05:00 PM

Sassy

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2nd

Comment 2, Wednesday, June 21st 2006 10:07:00 PM

Sassy

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Right Onnnnn, Dude!!!!!

Comment 3, Wednesday, June 21st 2006 10:09:00 PM

Colette

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Well said, stop the pollution!!!

Comment 4, Wednesday, June 21st 2006 10:10:00 PM

Im4noles2

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5th!!!

Comment 5, Wednesday, June 21st 2006 10:12:00 PM

Charlie

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its true and i am 10!!!!!!!

Comment 6, Wednesday, June 21st 2006 10:17:00 PM

Im4noles2

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oookkkkaaaay!! Weird little short story!

Comment 7, Wednesday, June 21st 2006 10:23:00 PM

Me

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8th!!!!!!!!

Comment 8, Wednesday, June 21st 2006 10:36:00 PM

Benito

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umm...that must be the most simple-minded comment I've ever read (not to mention offensive). I can only assume that you are simple (and an a**hole).

Comment 9, Wednesday, June 21st 2006 10:48:00 PM

Anomie

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I was waiting for a punchline to the video. You know, "However, they will eventually kill themselves off through these actions because..." or "Future asteroid impacts practically guarantee...". But the video just ended with humans infecting another planet, Earth having keeled over. Thanks for the mood-killer, environmentalists! Seriously, what a bunch of buzzkills.

Comment 10, Wednesday, June 21st 2006 10:58:00 PM

JustMe

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I think comment #9 should be deleted.

Comment 11, Wednesday, June 21st 2006 11:04:00 PM

Rora

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its true though..and basically nobody believes that something like global warming exists


and yes delete that nasty comment

Comment 12, Wednesday, June 21st 2006 11:17:00 PM

Graeme

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Comment deleted. WTF was that?

Comment 13, Wednesday, June 21st 2006 11:30:00 PM

Rora

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graeme i have no idea =P

Comment 14, Wednesday, June 21st 2006 11:37:00 PM

Benito

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what that was was the kind of moronic raving that has in fact led to genocide in recent history. This might sound excessive, but it's true.

forgot to say that I enjoyed the video, although the last scene made me sad...

Comment 15, Wednesday, June 21st 2006 11:47:00 PM

Wolfy

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Poor Earth :*(

Comment 16, Thursday, June 22nd 2006 12:15:00 AM

Sarah

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Sniffs.. that was disturbing... lol.

Comment 17, Thursday, June 22nd 2006 02:22:00 AM

Vvicked

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hm.. 'wondering what was said.. (and mistakenly thinking that Benito's was the one that people wanted deleted :p ) ::shrug::

the video was totally cute and makes a point that needs to be made about the environmental problems that exist and the root cause (=us). i kind of thought there'd be more to it, maybe some alternative-fuel, etc. type suggestions or something, but while it was perhaps overly simplistic in message, it is clever, adorable, and in the vein of a good cause. :)

Comment 18, Thursday, June 22nd 2006 02:31:00 AM

Sparky the wonderdog

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HELP!!!! I'm stuck, i can't get past the message!

:-)

Comment 19, Thursday, June 22nd 2006 03:38:00 AM

Flyguy

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the message was
SPOILER: (click box to reveal/hide)
I'm just playing with you. I wasn't on this site to see it. But I bet you are still reading even though what was said isn't even here. Adios.

Comment 20, Thursday, June 22nd 2006 05:02:00 AM

Flyguy

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BTW, is Graeme a real name in the U of K. wait. US of A. Um. Never mind. UK rules. Please answer my question. if you want to know the "bad" comment, plead somebody to tell you. Do I have permission to plead, Graeme. The video was good, and you are a nice guy. Please tell me, please, please.

Comment 21, Thursday, June 22nd 2006 05:05:00 AM

Flyguy

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walkthrough

SPOILER: (click box to reveal/hide)
make up your own idea of what was said. Picture it and how it could be offensive to everybody. Now picture somebody you truly hate. Imagine them saying it. And then watch the video like a good boy, knowing exactly what was said.

This should help you get through the long night ahead of you.

Comment 22, Thursday, June 22nd 2006 05:10:00 AM

Graeme

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The deleted comment was racist garbage which I am definitely not going to repeat here.

Comment 23, Thursday, June 22nd 2006 09:04:00 AM

Pene_laine

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I really liked the clip, I dont think it needed anymore, maybe if it was trying to elaborate on one specific issue - I liked it how it is though. very cute, profound maybe? infecting spreading running out of resources and moving right along, who knows, might be true one day if we dont watch out, didnt need a tagline to say that.

Comment 24, Thursday, June 22nd 2006 09:36:00 AM

Jutah

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This is a very important message we all need to pay very close attention to. *is seriously pro-environment*

Comment 25, Thursday, June 22nd 2006 04:40:00 PM

JustMe

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Thank you Graeme!

Comment 26, Thursday, June 22nd 2006 07:52:00 PM

Heather

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Weird. Good though! Strong message!

Comment 27, Thursday, June 22nd 2006 10:55:00 PM

Tessa

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This made me kind of guilty for being alive, as extremely morbid as that sounds.

Its a good point though, its reckless how we as humans take advantage of our enviornment.

Comment 28, Thursday, June 22nd 2006 11:49:00 PM

Tafkam

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it's certainly true as far as it goes: humans are the global equivalent of measles. far more destructive than locusts or drought. and that's a message that transcends racism and other prejudices -- we're all contributing to the sickness of the planet.

but i'd also agree that the message doesn't really GO anywhere. what are we supposed to do, commit mass suicide? or (less drastic, but equally fruitless) hate ourselves and each other?

we have the potential to end most high-level life on earth, and the likelihood of damaging most eco-systems irretrievably (at least within the human timeframe, though not within geological timeframes). but we also have the potential to curb our ill effects, and to live in harmony with the planet. that's an important message.

and i don't think we move closer to achieving that balance by thinking of ourselves just as evil violent ugly parasites. it may be true, but it's not the whole truth.

Comment 29, Friday, June 23rd 2006 07:36:00 PM

Trixster

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yeah people suck

Comment 30, Friday, June 23rd 2006 09:14:00 PM

Divinedragoonguy

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I hope that our robot overlords invade soon, or their won't be a planet left.

Comment 31, Friday, June 23rd 2006 10:58:00 PM

The Lemon of Pink

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Everyone seems to be in agreement that, yes, humans are a plague upon the Earth that will eventually destroy it completely.

And this thought is not only extreme, it is ridiculous.

Now hear me out. I know it's very easy to get worked up over environmental issues (many are very genuine), but the planet is not in danger. Humans are (and arguably most of the animals and plants).

What would occur (should global warming, nuclear winter, or any other catastrophe you like to envision) is that most all human life would die on Earth, and possibly most ecosystems as well. Fact is, the planet would still remain, no doubt in bad shape, but nowhere near "dead" or "unrecoverable".

If anything, the planet will do what it has always done, use millions of years to start anew. Sure, we won't be around, but why should the planet care? It has bigger things to fry and a much longer life span than we can possibly understand. Eons of environment building and hundreds of thousands of evolutionary leaps are all in a day's work for good ol' Earth.

The truth of the matter is that humanity is putting itself in danger. What we are really trying to save is ourselves, not the planet. To actually believe that humans will utterly decimate a planet is pure lunacy. It's a little egotistical too.

Still, let's just say it like it is. Let's save each other from ourselves (and a couple of cute animals too), whether it be through war, famine, or suicide by using our surroundings carelessly.

Tafkam is right in that we need to discuss more on what needs to be done rather than dwell on how terrible we are.

But what do I know? I'm just human.

Comment 32, Saturday, June 24th 2006 08:03:00 AM

Supernova

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I have always had this belief on global warming and the like - there were two (I think, correct me if I'm wrong) Ice Ages before humans were around and we didn't cause them, so how do we know that we are causing the world to heat up? I know that we are contributing to it on some level by emitting greenhouse gases and all, but how do we know that this isn't another natural shift in the Earth's climate?

Comment 33, Saturday, June 24th 2006 03:10:00 PM

Oh em gee

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wow poor bunniez gots their headz cut 0ff..............v3ry v3ry $ad,,,1 think i am g01ng t0 cry f0r th3m........l0lz he threw up and people going weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee cutting offanimals heads and $h!t........hahahahahahahahahahaa.................



listen to metal music and you will not become owned by tiny people covering your body till it is black and you throw up and die.....

Comment 34, Saturday, June 24th 2006 10:54:00 PM

NoMiE

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this is completely true, we kinda are killing the world...

Comment 35, Sunday, June 25th 2006 02:07:00 PM

Tafkam

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Supernova, you're right that there's no way to be sure that the climate isn't changing already, due to natural cycles. but the extreme SPEED of the change is directly connected to the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, and that's a direct consequence of the amount of fossil fuels we've burnt in the past 250 years.

when you see a graph showing temperature and carbon dioxide concentrations simultaneously, it becomes very clear: they were both pretty flat for hundreds of years, and then since the Industrial Revolution they've both started going up more and more steeply.

but even if you reject evidence that almost every single independent climate researcher accepts ("independent" meaning "not employed by a major oil company"), and argue that climate change is due to natural causes, you also have to admit that we're making that problem worse. if i'm in a car whose brakes are failing, i can argue that it's not MY fault the brakes are failing -- but that doesn't mean it's a good idea to keep stepping on the accelerator.

Lemon of Pink is right, that we're really threatening ourselves. but i'd argue that we're also threatening a lot of other species, and we don't have any right to do that. the number of extinctions due to human activities is comparable to some previous extinction events (probably due to meteorite strikes), so it's not unprecedented -- but again, it's avoidable. how can we justify NOT avoiding it? just because some of us are making money from it?

and even when we talk about humans threatening ourselves, the fact is that some of us are doing the threatening (and benefitting from it), and others are being threatened. e.g., the poor will suffer much more from climate change than the rich - look at New Orleans.

we tend not to think about these differences -- at least until we realize that some other country might begin making economic choices that would affect OUR environment. so when people talk about the Chinese all buying cars, and how that would affect the climate, suddenly they get very environmentally-oriented and lecture the Chinese that they shouldn't be so reckless. "do as i say, not as i do."

similarly, there's a very good chance that climate change will alter the ocean currents in the North Atlantic, with one possible result being that Britain's climate will resemble Newfoundland's -- they're at the same latitude, and it's only the Gulf Stream that keeps Northern Europe temperate.

but one other possibility IS about a change that would last for geological time-spans: apparently, one possible climate state for the Earth is one in which the entire planet goes into an ice age deeper than any there's ever been, and stays there.

the only intelligent position i can imagine with regard to these questions is to say, We don't have a right to risk causing (or contributing to) these changes. as it says in the Bible, humans were made "stewards of the Earth," not "exploiters."

Comment 36, Sunday, June 25th 2006 04:18:00 PM

Tia

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Nice, short and cute movie. The message is clear it needs nothing more. The important thing is did the message move us enough to try and do something about it?
Certainly helped in making me feel guilty...Theres nothing wrong with (us) humans using the earths resources but as Tafkam said the speed at which we use them that is the problem especially in 'The West' but ALL will eventually suffer from the consequences.

Comment 37, Monday, June 26th 2006 01:51:00 PM

Mistereggsalad

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WWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
LETS DANCE!!!!!!!!!!!
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the ones are hands

Comment 38, Sunday, July 9th 2006 03:06:00 PM

Mistereggsalad

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oops i messed up on the smiley body

Comment 39, Sunday, July 9th 2006 03:07:00 PM

Angelofmusic4eva

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tafkam and supernova are EARTH ANGELS!

Comment 40, Friday, July 14th 2006 08:32:00 AM

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