No Impact Man may be a movie worth seeing–not because of any special effects or incredible acting–no, that’s not it. In fact, No Impact Man is a documentary and if nothing else, it should prove to make you think a little.
The documentary follows Colin Beavan (“A guilty liberal who attempts to save the planet”) and his family as they try to eliminate their carbon footprint for one year. O sure, you may think, I’m doing something like that. I’m a concerned citizen looking out for the environment–I ride my bike to work once a week or use eco-friendly light bulbs. Wrong.
The Beavans are going Amish-style…and beyond.
For one year the Beavans eliminate everything modern society has given us, except perhaps running water and living in four enclosed sheet-rock walls.
That means no electricy (which includes a boatload of modern devices like TV, the washing machine and anything else with a plug), no plastic or packaged foods, no automobiles, no elevators, and the list just goes on and on. They didn’t even use toilet paper (Gasp!). Watch No Impact Man Movie Trailer
I intercepted an email the other day that was floating around gathering a list of old TV shows.
The email asked, “How many shows can we come up with that we USED to watch that are no
longer on TV?”
I thought it would interesting to post the results and see if these brought back any memories for you.
To be honest, some of these I’ve never heard of (probably well beyond my years). Others I have fond memories of and others…well, let’s just say it’s a good thing they are no longer on the air.
Scan through the list, let us know which were your favorite and add any new ones you come up with. Remember, just because they are old TV shows, meaning they are no longer on the air, doesn’t mean they have to be ancient.