Enviro-Dweebs Plan To Plant Small Garden, Play Ping-Pong In Your Parking Spot Today

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[rant] OK, seriously enviro-nuts, you've gone and crossed a line. It's hard enough trying to find metered parking spots in places like LA and New York City without you eco-nerds taking them over and putting up your potted plants and trees and lawn chairs. And according to the Journal from Wall Street many of you green-freaks are going to be playing ping-pong in some of the spots. What? Ping-Pong?! We thought the purpose of "Parking Day" was supposed to be

"an effort to raise local awareness about the lack of open out-of-doors public space in urban areas, and draw attention to the gas wasted and pollution created by drivers circling the block for low-cost curbside parking spaces."

If you want to play ping-pong, find a rec room at a YMCA or something. There's a lot of those out in San Francisco and Miami and Waukegan, Illinois (seriously — which of these does not belong?) and all the other cities you'll be "protesting" in. But seriously, if one of us sees you eco-dorks out there taking up a much-needed meter, we'll be parking in that there spot — so move that ping-pong table or else it'll be mulch when we're through with it. [/end rant] Phew, we're glad we got that off our chests — we hate not being able to find parking! [WSJ]

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"and draw attention to the gas wasted and pollution created by drivers circling the block for low-cost curbside parking spaces."

Erm, won't drivers be forced to spend even more time circling the block looking for parking if every spot is taken by a ping pong table?

So these environmentalists are protesting the wasting of energy by causing more wasting of energy. Also, this requires two or more people to miss at least an entire day of work and personal time in order to spend who knows how many hours sitting around on asphalt. This really does seem like a poorly thought out protest.