From Smog to Smug : Blog Of The Nation Last year, South Park aired a hilarious episode in which the whole town starts buying hybrid cars. The self-satisfaction of the town -- symboliz

From Smog to Smug

Last year, South Park aired a hilarious episode in which the whole town starts buying hybrid cars. The self-satisfaction of the town -- symbolized by some very juvenile and funny scatalogical jokes, as per S.P. usual -- becomes so out-of-control that the "smug," threatens to cause a cataclysmic weather event. "Smug Alert" aired a year and a half ago -- and as usual, they were way ahead of the culture curve. Eco-conscious has become eco-chic, and everybody is marketing "green" to make...er...green. It's clearly hip to be hemp... but is it actually helping the environment? How green is green? NPR listeners tend to be highly aware of this stuff, so I'm really interested in what you think of the "Hollywooding" of the green movement. (Seriously, apparently people are driving the Prius over other hybrids because they want to make sure people know they're driving a hybrid!!)