Sunday, June 18, 2006

Judy Got Hosed!

This has been bugging me for quite some time and I just want to take the time right now to get it off my chest. There’s an attraction at Epcot (located at the Walt Disney World resort in Orlando, Florida) called the Universe of Energy: Ellen’s Energy Adventure. In it comedian Ellen DeGeneres has a nightmare that she is on the game show Jeopardy against her old college roommate Dr. Judy Peterson and all the categories are about energy which she knows nothing about. The final Jeopardy answer is this: “This is the one source of energy that will never run out”. Although Judy answers “Nothing”, host Alex Trebek corrects her by saying the correct answer is what Ellen has written down, “Brainpower”. From an economic standpoint Judy’s right. There is no answer because no source of energy whether it is oil or anything else will ever run out for the simple reason that the price will continue to increase to the point where alternative sources of energy will be created at a cheaper price to off set the need for more expensive energy sources.