Al Gore Preaches at MTV Music Awards

September 1st, 2006 4:25 PM

If you want to force propaganda onto young people, shouldn't you at least find an entertaining messenger? During last night's MTV Video Music Awards, Al Gore lectured about global warming and what that generation needed to do to fix the problem.

Nekesa Mumbi Moody of the Associated Press said the award show "had about as much spontaneity as an episode of 'Cribs.'" Viewers did "NOT watch for lectures from former Vice President Al Gore on global warming. When does the phrase 'here's a photo of a glacier melting' ever fit into an awards show?"

Ankle Biting Pundits says the former vice president also remarked, "The environment was the number one response when you were asked what the biggest problem your generation will face. We can solve it but we must act quickly."

Al Gore even cracked a joke: "I actually was not planning on being here tonight but then MTV explained to me that Justin Timberlake is bringing sexy back, so here I am."

If these pop culture references leave you at a loss, you're not alone.