Saturday, February 28, 2009

Burn While Reading

Coen brothers take aim at `clean coal' in TV ad

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Coen brothers, who won Academy Awards for "Fargo" and "No Country for Old Men," have turned their sardonic sights on the coal industry.

Joel and Ethan Coen directed a TV commercial attacking the notion that coal can be an environmentally safe way to produce electricity.

About 600 coal-burning plants supply nearly half the nation's power, but critics say coal is a major contributor to global warming.

Funny ad, but I like the cerebral approach in this one (sadly, it’s Coen-free):

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