Seth Meyers, steroids, and global warming

Seth Meyers had a great segment on Fallon the other night (the one with no crowd). In it, he made a great analogy between global warming and the steroid era in baseball (at 1:55 in)...

None of the debates did they mention climate change. And I feel like every six months the worst thing that’s ever happend in the world happens weather-wise. And I feel like we’re going to look back on this time the way baseball fans in the 90s were like “No, nobody’s using steroids.” We are in the Steroid Era of storms and yet there are more people in Congress who probably think this is because, like, gays are marrying… Than the fact that the world is just dying.

Maybe that influenced Eric Pooley, senior vice president of the Environmental Defense Fund, who offered up a baseball analogy in this It's Global Warming, Stupid article.

We can’t say that steroids caused any one home run by Barry Bonds, but steroids sure helped him hit more and hit them farther. Now we have weather on steroids.

Btw, I kinda enjoyed the crowd-less late night shows. Felt more human and less AMPED UP!!!

1 comment:

Matteson said...

The late shows without audience were really interesting, Letterman's in particular. Hard to tell with him when he's playing up the irony, but it sort of seemed like he was truly realizing how mediocre his show/jokes had become. Without an amped up audience to laugh at them there's no hiding how lame most late night, topical jokes are. Him just talking with Paul about the Hurricane was so much more entertaining than the canned jokes.

His interview with Kimmel a night later seemed to confirm his realization. At his age, I doubt he'll change anything, because it would require to much work, but it sort of seemed like an actual awakening.

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