I was ranting to "Howling Mad" Murdock about the environmental irresponsibility of producing Earth Day 2008 shirts. Just think, all of those resources and energy consumed, all of that pollution released into the air and streams, all for a shirt that is good for one day of the year!
(I was ranting, really, just for the hell of it; and I felt as if I was on a roll).
Murdock countered that the shirts can be worn on days other than Earth Day, that they can serve as reminders of the Earth Day spirit--but he didn't clarify which spirit--the Ghost of Earth Day Past, the Ghost of Earth Day Present, or the Ghost of Earth Day Yet to Come.
I fired back a "from the hip" salvo with the clever quip that any movement that can be reduced to a t-shirt slogan/graphic is pathetic.
Without missing a beat, he shot back, "Ron Paul for President."
Touché, my friend. Touché.