Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Actor Long Thought to Be Dead Warns of Collapse of Civilization

Seriously, I thought this guy died at least 10 or 15 years ago. Well, his career did, anyway. Now I guess the guy who 30 years ago played an oilman is an expert in the solar field and to pitch an item he's trying to frighten people.

Great marketing pitch. Install solar panels or die!
Actor Larry Hagman was all about petroleum when he played oil magnate J.R. Ewing in television's longrunning "Dallas" series.

These days, he's pitching solar energy with a new slogan -- "Shine, baby, shine," -- soon to air on a television near you.

Hagman is the face of a new ad campaign for SolarWorld, the German company making solar cells in Hillsboro. He admits the slogan is a jab at Sarah Palin's "Drill, baby, drill," refrain during the 2008 presidential campaign.

"'Shine, baby, shine' is an inexhaustible source of energy," said Hagman, who plans to address the Intersolar trade show today in San Francisco. "When affordable oil gives out, we're in real trouble -- I mean the collapse of civilization, within 15 to 20 years."
To no surprise, this aging moonbat is a longtime contributor to Democrats, including recent contributions to Barbara Boxer and Al Franken.

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