I’m glad the Americans lost the title, though, I’m sure, they will come back to try to top the Australians. I dread the thought of how many lights it will take to set the record next year.
Has anybody thought about the huge waste of energy this is? Isn't it bad enough that we pollute the air to make electicity for necessary consumption? I’d like to pluck these half-wits out of their mindless cocoons and shake them silly.
Sure, I know that this energy abuse is just a miniscule fraction of the overall consumption and waste, but, the symbolism of this spectacle is so disturbing. It drives me crazy that these people are rewarded for their excesses and that a multinational corporation promotes this useless macho competition.
And while I’m raving, I am wondering what any of this has to do with Christmas. Or is that a stupid question?______
I wrote this for the Week 105 Trifecta Writing Challenge where we are to write a 33-333 composition using the word “pluck” in this context: “to move, remove, or separate forcibly or abruptly.”
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