You learn a lot in my line of work. Writing articles about various topics every day you learn to just go with it. Poorly made studies, dead pseudo celebrities, Tom Selleck getting caught by a private investigator stealing water in a tanker for his ranch, these were all stuff I wrote about without batting an eyelash.
But today’s topic is just… well, you decide for yourselves. In their attempt to get people interested and hopefully to raise awareness on global warming, the UN appoints red angry bird honorary climate change ambassador. Yes, that UN – the United Nations. If you care enough to keep reading, have at it.
Why would they do this?
Hey, maybe it was a joke, or maybe he was appointed by someone who didn’t know what they were doing (not that that’s obvious, or anything), you might ask if you didn’t recognize my level of irritation. No, actually the angriest of the angry bird was appointed as honorary ambassador by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.
That sounds official enough, doesn’t it? Well, the reason given by the U.N. Secretary General is that because the game brought delight to millions around the world, it was time for the characters to help make the world a better place.
He jokingly comments that they proud to give Red a reason to go Green, and that joke is probably the only reason why they chose him. After all, there is a green angry bird out there, right? Also, seeing as tomorrow is the International Day of Happiness, the Secretary General said that they could think of no better way to honor it than to have Red raise awareness about climate change.
Are you serious about this?
So, aside from the ANGRY bird raising awareness about climate change during the International Day of HAPPINESS being the best plan the U.N. could come up with, what other responsibilities does Honorary Ambassador Red have?
Well, that’s pretty much it actually, aside from going on a “virtual world tour starting on Monday”. The animated character will pretty much pop up all over the internet in an attempt to raise awareness about climate change. And this might actually have sounded like a good idea, if the character they chose wasn’t primarily known for blowing himself up in order to kill some pigs… and for being angry.
Of course, Hollywood had to get in on it too, as the voice actors for the Angry Birds movie (yes, they’re making that), the improbable trio made up of Jason Sudeikis, Maya Rudolph and Josh Gad are also going to attend the ceremony.
So, umm… leave your comments, if any, below. I most likely won’t answer anyway, as I’m going to watch Idiocracy and cry myself to sleep every night for the next couple of weeks.
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