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Look who's talking II [Jan. 19th, 2008|12:11 pm]
Move over Denny Terrio-- I just taught Vincent Vega how to offset!
So last week I got asked to do this really neat thing: I got asked to teach JT how to offset his carbon emissions. It's a long story about how I got that gig, and if I get to do phase II: actually helping the guy offset his carbon footprint, then I might tell you the whole story (believe it or not, some of the names are even bigger!), but for now, it was cool-- the guy needed to know ASAP what it meant and how it works, and i woke up to an email reading "Help! John Travolta needs to know all about carbon offsetting, would you please explain it in a few short paragraphs or bullets? Thanks!!"

And sure, the guy made that so-so sci-fi movie (but he did shoot it in my hometown, Montreal, and he did use some of my old pals in the film), and sure, he does like to park a 747 in front of his house... but really, how could I say no? I grew up with the guy... first as Chuck Bensen on Emergency, and then mean Billie Nolan spraying Sissy Spacek full of pig's blood, and of course Vinnie Barbarino... and that lovable George Malley in phenomena tinkering with solar panels and organic fertilizers... how could I say no?

So I wrote it up nice & simple, didn't take too long, and sent it off. It went from "my people" to "his people" so I don't even know if he knows who I am. But I know if he liked it he will come back for more (they always seem to now), and at the very least i got to pay him back a little for all those years of entertainment! Hopefully next we can get him into biofuels for that big jet of his.. or maybe even some of that cryogenic hydrogen.. that would be cool. Anyway, it's certainly as much fun as when I used to be writing here all night and working in the recycling plant all day....

And at the least i thought it was good fodder for people on my friends list :p thanks y'alls for all your support over the times when it was tough(er)

[User Picture]From: somerled
2008-01-19 07:52 pm (UTC)
Pretty cool.
What do you think of helping design a game where winning is based on carbon neutral stuff?
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[User Picture]From: scalarparty
2008-01-19 08:58 pm (UTC)
thnx somerled! i think it would be fun! and proabbly a lot less work than the last game we discussed... but why stop at carbon neutrality? if its a game what about being able to go into carbon negatives? maybe the players can advance beyond their own CO2 emissions at a certain level and start to tweak the PPM in the atmosphere? maybe i'm getting ahead of myself, but i like the idea! Let's talk!!

btw how's Billy?
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