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Earth Day (14)

Send a Earth Day Ecard from Rubber Chicken Cards

Earth Day - "The Translator"
Views: 7731
The Translator, who translates the sounds of animals and inanimate objects, lets us know the feelings of a whale on Earth Day.
Earth Day - "Aunt Gloria"
Views: 8791
Earth Day - "Aunt Gloria"
Sacred Earth Day - "God"
Views: 6875
God, yep the one and only, gives advice as we honor Earth Day.
Earthday - "Roadshow"
Views: 6731
Dale Vacwit brings a radioactive pear to the Roadshow for an Earth Day evaluation.
Earth Day - "Autopsy"
Views: 6743
Tom and Debbie in the morgue tackle the environment.
Earth Day - "The Professors"
Views: 8142
The Professors get into a lively conversation about the Earth and its bounty.
Earth Day - "Dah Sport"
Views: 8942
The greatest sportsman alive, also the most stupid and vain, is attempting to help the green effort around the world.
Earth Day - "Frankie and Eddie"
Views: 7017
Eddie thinks Earth Day is about Earth being a better planet than Pluto.
Global Warming - "Flashback Boys"
Views: 4156
The boys with only one brain cell left, sweat in the summer heat and worry about Global Warming.
Earth Day - "Sinclair"
Views: 8391
Sinclair, the hipster, in Portland comtemplates the Earth and all of its massive beauty and power.
Earth Day - "Dottie Rat"
Views: 6830
Dottie Rat, the upbeat rodent, stops herself from self-criticsm as she strives to do her best to protect the Earth.
Earth Day (mother to daugher) - "Mother"
Views: 5408
Earth Day is really just a another amazing day to send love to your daughter.
Earth Day - "Sister Mary"
Views: 5075
Sister Mary, on Earth Day, after a celebration, trips and ends up in a vision, floating on a sea of trash. God then lets her know that she can do something about it.
Earth Day - "Bats Inna Belfry"
Views: 8708
The upside down wiseguy bats, Charlene and her on and off bat boyfriend Sal, get ready for a big time maybe romantic celebration of the Earth.
Earth Day cards

Don't Panic!

So Earth Day happens every year on the planet "Earth" (mostly). It's usually celebrated on April 22 because that's the day (mostly) that college students didn't have scheduled exams or spring breaks and everyone else didn't have religious holidays ( Easter or Passover) to compete with. April 22 also occurs late enough in Spring to have decent weather (mostly).

The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul

So, in 1970 it started and 192 countries (on Earth) now celebrate how not polluted the planet has become... wait, that can't be right. Hold on a sec while we do a quick Google search... ["Born to Be Wild" plays in background].

Life, the Universe and Everything

Yep, we were right, it's 192 Earth countries. Anyway, It should really take place a month earlier during the planet (Earth)'s "equipoise". That's like an official start of Spring in the top-half of the planet and Fall in the bottom part (or "yummy-side" which is how the Australians refer to this part of the planet).

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

There's even a Earth Day anthem! Wanna hear it? â?¦Tough! We're doing this! Ready? And ah 1, and ah 2, and ahâ?¦:
Joyful joyful we adore our Earth in all its wonderment
Simple gifts of nature that all join into a paradise
Now we must resolve to protect her
Show her our love throughout all time
With our gentle hand and touch

We make our home a newborn world
Now we must resolve to protect her
Show her our love throughout all time
With our gentle hand and touch
We make our home a newborn world

NICE HUH?!â?¦Then YOU write your OWN damn "Earth Day" song!

Mostly Harmlessâ?¦ And Another Thingâ?¦

Well, that's about it. Send a Rubber Chicken Earth Day card today. Assuming today is April 22nd. If you really wanna give Mama Earth her "props", then celebrate the "Equinoctial" Earth days (see the next paragraph for details). These occur twice a year on March 20th and then again on September 23. So there's THREE times a year you can use RCC's Earth Day cards! And sucking up to the planet you currently live on isn't such a bad idea. Considering all the crap (literally) we dump on her every day. Both dates coincide with the moment (mostly) when the Sun appears directly about the Earth's equator. And the equator's easy to find: it appears as a HUGE red line floating out in the middle of the ocean, just like it looks on any globe. We're Geography majors, can you tell?! Oh wait, no, we're Geometry majors, but what's the diff, really?!

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

The "equinoctial" Earth Day is celebrated on the March equinox (around March 20) to mark the precise moment of "astronomical Spring" (that's an INCREDIBLY LARGE metal spring that repels incoming meteorites back into space!) in the Northern Hemisphere, and of "astronomical autumn" (we don't have a joke [yet] for this one, feel free to roll your own) in the Southern Hemisphere. An equinox in astronomy is that point in time (not a whole day) when the Sun is directly above the Earth's equator, occurring around March 20 and September 23 each year. In most cultures, the equinoxes and solstices are used to identify the beginning and endings of the seasons.
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