Results: Who cares about the outcome of sporting events? 

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    Topic hijack!

    Let me make myself a little more unpopular (aka sizablegrin's truths). BP's sins, abetteted by a corrupt government, are truly horrible. Despite that truth, most of the people yelling the loudest, while they may care, are just yelling because it's today's thang to do. If (name a popular female celebrity) exposed a pubic hair tomorrow, they'd be off and running for a new cause (show more, show less, pick one).
    I'm shocked an appalled at the number of my otherwise right-thinking friends who have responded to the gusher with some variation of "screw the constitution, screw the rule of law, Obama should take the BP board of directors behind the woodshed and shoot them, then liquidate the whole company to pay for the damages!"

    I've actually been accused of being in bed with BP because of my "precious little 'rule of law'." One of my friends even said "I may not have liked Bush, but at least he got sh!t done!" Scary.

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    Move away from oil! Sure. Oil is more than energy. About 99 percent of the stuff within reach of you has hydrocarbons in it.

    Sitting on the corral fence and thinking about sh!t is a wise investment of time indulged in by too few.
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    Originally Posted by DaWei_M
    Oil is more than energy. About 99 percent of the stuff within reach of you has hydrocarbons in it.
    Some time in the future, oil will be too valuable and expensive to burn. From where I am sitting, its no more than 40%, but that's because my end table is made of real wood.

    But @grin's point is right, oil is used everywhere. Follow the advice of The Graduate.

    The down side is that in the US, if we stop using oil, we will use coal. We have zillions of tons of coal. But mining it sucks, and burning it sucks.
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    Originally Posted by fishtoprecords
    that's because my end table is made of real wood
    No varnish, stain, paint or polish? I've got a mini toxic waste dump under my kitchen sink from the leftover (petroleum based) crap I used staining my night stands.
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    Originally Posted by medialint
    No varnish, stain, paint or polish?.
    Sure, its got that, but its only a millimeter thick on a two inch piece of wood. Favorite chair is cotton covered with wood and steel frame. Case on Lenovo thinkpad is metal, screen is plastic, as are keys and mouse.

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    What about the case on your TV remote? The case of your TV? The wrapper your bread comes in? Your "glasses"? The blinds or shades on your windows? Your computer keyboard, monitor, and cpu cases? Your fan or air conditioner? Your smell-good candles? (Nope, not generally wax.) The handle on your screwdrivers? Your dish drainer? Your clock? The baseball cap you wear to cover your bald spot? The chemicals to preserve the cleanliness of your "cotton" furniture coverings? Your comb? Your toothbrush? Your razor? Your condoms?

    Your life is surrounded by hydrocarbons. The fuel in your car is miniscule.
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    Originally Posted by DaWei_M
    The case of your TV? The wrapper your bread comes in? Your "glasses"? The blinds or shades on your windows? Your computer keyboard, monitor, and cpu cases?
    Your life is surrounded by hydrocarbons. The fuel in your car is miniscule.
    I'm not arguing with your basic idea, but as I wrote upthread, my laptop's case is metal, my TV is 15 feet away, no one has arms that long. Ditto windows, shades, etc.

    PCB inside laptop, sure.
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    Well, I don't watch sports much, only basketball or football with my friends from time to time, but it is more about spending time together . Sometimes I watch programmes about fitness and bodybuilding as I've been working on gaining muscles following the tutorials from this site. Usually I find them on the Internet. Maybe I should try watching other kinds of sport...
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