Hummer H2 Converted To Hummer 2H(orsepower)

Artist Jeremy Dean paid $15k for a Hummer H2 for the sole purpose of slicing it down and converting it to a horse drawn carriage. Dean did this to make a statement about our over reliance on fossil fuels and the threats to the environment. According to Dean, “the goal was to deconstruct the vehicle, long held as an icon of over-consumption and waste.”

Waste-O-Hummer from Treehugger.com

Somebody needs to kick me in the nuts twice because I’m missing it. It’s hard to defend destroying a working car to make a statement about over consumption and waste. How about convert the pre-owned Hummer H2 to biodiesel and donate it to a family that can’t afford a vehicle? That would be Jubbling. This, well this just operates under the idea that if you can afford it, you can destroy it. [Treehugger]

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The Anti-Jubbling: “Catch It Keep It”

Catch It, Keep It - Zach and Mike

Catch It, Keep It - Zach and Mike

I’m a huge fan of the Science Channel but it’s hard to be excited about their new geek program called “Catch It, Keep It”. The object is for the contestants to prevent something of value like a Les Paul guitar or vintage Harley from being destroyed. If they can Macgyver a solution in 2 days, they keep the item and if they don’t, it’s destroyed. The underlying message is that if you can afford it, you can destroy it. Not very Jubbling.

How about a different kind of test of problem solving where contestants compete and the object is the same but it’s WITH an item of little or no value. If they are successful, they get the guitar or motorcycle and if they are not successful, they get caned by the hosts’ or maybe branded with the show’s logo. That would be entertainment.

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