makes you wonder

Was over at Sally’s where she is talking about global warming and all the debates going on about it, (let’s not mention the David Bellamy debate) and it made me wonder about something.

We all know that oil is a finite resource. We all know that it isn’t exactly doing the environment any favours, yet we don’t seem all that bothered (link possibly biased *g*) about it.

So anyone got a clue why most people seem unconcerned about the fact that the oil is running out, yet we are so utterly dependent on it?

You’ve only got to watch shows like Top Gear to realise that, although at some level, people know we will run out of oil (or at least out of cheap? oil) most people really don’t care as long as their car is fast, sexy and makes a loud noise. So why are we ignoring what we know will happen?

And I am actually more interested in the way people disregard the future than I am in the oil problem.

  • 4 (18) Stargate SG-1 / Atlantis (hmmm. I do watch and enjoy, well SG-1 anyway, but does it really deserve to be this popular?)
  • 5 (4) Blake’s Seven
  • 6 (10) Thunderbirds
  • 7 (6) The Avengers
  • 8 (8) The Prisoner
  • 9 (7) Babylon 5
  • 10 (9) The X Files
  • 11 (16) Battlestar Galactica (original or new version? Have to say I did like the episodes of the first season that I watched, but then I missed a few, and it just seemed like too much effort to get into it again. The music was great though)
  • 12 (17) Captain Scarlet
  • 13 (14) Red Dwarf
  • 14 (05) UFO
  • 15 (12) Farscape
  • 16 ( – ) Firefly (thins should be no 1, if it wasn’t for evil TV-mgt-types who cancelled it)
  • 17 (11) Xena/Hercules
  • 18 (13) Space 1999
  • 19 (15) Quantum Leap
  • 20 (19) The A Team
  • I’ve just listed random ones from the rest of the top 100.

  • 28 (43) Fawlty Towers (Is there a better comedy show)
  • 31 (37) Robin of Sherwood
  • 33 (26) Batman (the camp version? I much prefer the animated series)
  • 35 (27) Monty Python’s Flying Circus
  • 38 ( – ) The Monkees
  • 39 (39) The Simpsons
  • 40 ( – ) Alias
  • 43 ( – ) Spooks (Spooks? Spooks? Honestly! I mean Mr. Spook in his coat was quite nice to watch but… Think this was called something else in the states?)
  • 45 (45) Highlander
  • 58 (59) Charmed (Good Lord!!!)
  • 59 (54) Blackadder
  • 60 (41) Due South
  • 71 (25) Only Fools and Horses
  • 82 (60) Space: Above & Beyond
  • 87 ( – ) Carnivale
  • 88 ( – ) Dream Team (okay, someome is taking the piss here :) Aren’t they?)
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