Thursday, November 3, 2011

No more dead dinosaurs, sorry!

(just read a "breaking news: petrol price hike by another 2rs/lit on TOI)
Ok enough talk and theories. Time to put the foot to the pedal.

Petrol prices are never coming back down, people. Even if we removed all the taxes and the surcharges that these email fwds complain about, there IS NOT ENOUGH PETROLEUM IN THE WORLD FOR INDIA's demand or for any other country - there were only that many dead dinosaurs in the ground and we've burned most of them off. 

(for the slow : That is correct. Petrol that powers your cars and bikes is actually extracted from the decomposed dead bodies of dinosaurs and other animals and plants that lived and died millions of years ago. In case you did not know that little yucky detail. That is why it is called a Fossil Fuel. Did you think it was coming from your oily neighbor's head??)

There were no infinite generations of dinosaurs. They died out, I'm sorry. There is no infinite petroleum. All the money in the world will not make any more of it for you. If you'd like to start now, there is a 65~100 million year waiting period. Just consider yourself lucky that the animals who died at the time were buried rather than cremated upon death. 

The age of petrol is over. Transition or suffer.

(edit: ok, for the sake of accuracy, petrol is more from dead sea creatures than dinosaurs, statistically speaking. But the dinosaur tag sends the message home. See the image below for a quick explanation)
yep... we've been running the modern world off the desecration of our ancestors' graves... and actually imagining an infinite supply of dead bodies being stored under the ground... reminds me of Draupadis' vastaharan scene in Mahabharat, only this time it's Duryodhan who's praying that the sari never runs out.


avantika bahl said...

Hi Nikhil, This is Avantika from Windchimes Communications, a social media agency.

One of our clients, CII is coming up with a summit on Sustainability Solutions on 26-27 Nov in Delhi.
Main agenda of the summit is how innovation and green growth can contribute to your business. I need your help to promote the summit.

Please let me know how can i connect with you. Hope to hear from you soon!!

Nikhil Sheth said...

Hi Avantika,
sorry I haven't been online, seems I missed your deadline. Can we get in touch? You can contact me on / nikjs

avantika bahl said...

Thanks for replying Nikhil..i have sent you a message on FB..please do check!!

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