Thursday, June 19, 2008

Snapple "Real Fact" #154

"Americans spend more than $630 million a year on golf balls."

If we simply followed the example of our esteemed President George W. Bush, and give up our golf habit, imagine the positive impact on the planet! Habitats preserved, water conserved; fewer fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides in the water supply; precious metals and composites used for more useful purposes; fewer vehicles, mowers and plastics buried in the ground; less sweat shop golf attire, fewer flights to exotic locales injecting CO2 into the upper atmosphere, reduced petroleum demand, reduced mining impacts, more efficient urban and suburban land use, greater public access to coastlines and other scenic areas. Imagine a world without golf. If George can, anyone can!

I know. I'm a heretic. Especially after Tiger Woods's incredible performance at the U.S. Open. But hey! Maybe we can all just sit back and watch Tiger on our plasma TVs.

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