06 December 2007

Splitsville

The Washington Post reports that the world's skyrocketing divorce rate is contributing to the destruction of the environment.

Essentially, when people split up, they live in two houses instead of one. So the consumption of land, housing and other such things is doubled.

So what's the answer? Maybe we should save the planet by making our marriages work. Or maybe we should only divorce when we're ready to shack up with someone else. I dunno. It all seems kind of silly.

"Our little boy is four years old and quite a little man
So we spell out the words we don't want him to understand
Like T-O-Y or maybe S-U-R P-R-I-S-E
But the words we're hiding from him now
Tear the heart right out of me"
-- Tammy Wynette, "D-I-V-O-R-C-E"

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