St. Patrick's Day Goes Green

Last Updated Mar 18, 2010 3:41 PM EDT

Al GoreWhat do you mean, St. Patrick's Day has always been green? I thought this was all about climate change and alternative energy. Shoot!

But hey, since we're on the subject, Al Gore held a conference call Monday to warn us all that the recent downpours in the northeast are, you guessed it, due to global warming. Doesn't this guy ever give up?

To counter, Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said Monday, "Gore seems to be drowning in a sea of his own global warming illusions. Nevertheless, he is desperately trying to keep global warming alarmism alive." He also called the former vice president, "the world's first potential climate billionaire."

I guess Gore's found his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

What's this got to do with your blog, Tobak? Simple. Just about every company on the planet has a green initiative. Why? Because it's a fad, just like "matrix management," "organizational development," and canning all the holiday parties (like that'll actually make a difference in the bottom line).
As I said in 10 Signs that 'Going Green' Is Just a Fad:

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for cleaning up the planet and we should all -- individuals, companies, and countries -- do our part. But from a purely business perspective, I'm just telling you, this whole thing has "overhyped fad" written all over it. Whatever you do for a living, don't get too caught up in it.
Wait, before you head out to that St. Patty's day celebration, here's a little holiday humor for you:

Q: What wine goes with corned beef and cabbage?

A: Beer.

If you want to know the real answer and how to make a black and tan (I tend bar on the side), check out:

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