I guess a Nobel prize is all right …

… but it’s no Grammy. As I’m sure many know by now, Al Gore and a UN committee won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize (BBC News article).
Earlier, I predicted Gore would be up for a Grammy for his spoken-word efforts. I guess he decided to skip the minor leagues of awards and go for the big payoff.
Congratulations on Gore and the other Nobel laureates. Although Gore has already said he would donate his portion of the $1.5 million prize to the Alliance for Climate Protection, that much money would have helped pay his utilities bill for a couple of months.

  • Or at least help subsidize his carbon offset budget (which he pays to his own company). He may be a brilliant money manager! And I suddenly feel the need to bathe.