1. Do these pants make my opposition to wind farms look fat?

    Seeking to battle charges of out-of-touch, upper-class elitism, Kennedy scion Robert F. has taken up … modeling? Yup, he and his fam are featured in a new fashion campaign by sportswear maker GANT (in exchange for a “six-figure” partnership with RFK’s Waterkeeper Alliance). Tres chic, Bob, tres chic.

    Photo: GANT.

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  2. Can you tell me how to drive to Sesame Street?

    It’s not easy being greenwashed green. Unless, of course, you have $2.5 million to spend on 30 seconds worth of Super Bowl ad time to put Kermit the Frog next to your hybrid SUV. Lesser humorists would connect the SUV to a Miss Piggy joke, but we’re working out something with Statler and Waldorf …

    Photo: Ford.

  3. De-united and it feels so good

    In his State of the Union address, President Bush said “America is addicted to oil” and we’re going to “make our dependence on Middle Eastern oil a thing of the past.” Cool! Only, uh, turns out he didn’t mean it. Which has us enviously eyeing the State of that Other Planet.

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    Photo: U.S. Dept. of State.

  4. We’re the Apple of Gwyneth’s eye

    Grist List, last week: At Sundance, Al Gore was “no doubt snorting coke off hookers’ bottoms.” Gwyneth Paltrow, this week: “I think it’s sort of funny how you have to be doing coke off the ass of some stripper to be perceived as not boring these days.” Glad to hear you’re reading, Gwynnie — do visit our very special rich celebrity page.

  5. Breadwinner

    The Best Idea Since Sliced Bread“? Impose a “resource tax” on pollution, development, and fossil fuels to pay for renewable energy and environmental restoration. A dude from Seattle won $100,000 for this idea, the winner out of 22,000 entries submitted. If only somebody else in Seattle had thought of that first …

    Photo: iStockphoto.

  6. Oops, she did it again!

    OverPOPulation? Brit, we thought you were green!

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