Congress Imitates Homer Simpson June 22, 2007Posted by federalist in Energy.
As people gradually realize that burning food for fuel (i.e., corn-based ethanol for gasoline) isn’t such an economical plan, I am reminded of Homer Simpson who, on discovering that there is a market for waste grease, bought and cooked a side of bacon, fed the meat to the dog, and eagerly took the grease to a recycling plant.
Homer: Okay, boy. This is where all the hard work, sacrifice, and painful scaldings pay off.
Employee: Four pounds of grease … that comes to … sixty-three cents.
Bart: Dad, all that bacon cost twenty-seven dollars.
Homer: Yeah, but your mom paid for that!
Bart: But doesn’t she get her money from you?
Homer: And I get my money from grease! What’s the problem?