Shamlet: Gore’s Fictional Shakespearean Tragedy to be Immortalized in Opera

Saying “now it’s getting silly” about Al Gore’s shtick is a little like claiming that the Pacific Ocean is getting a little damp, but this takes the cake:

MILAN, Italy (AP) – First it was the film and the book. Now the next stop for Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” is opera.

La Scala officials say the Italian composer Giorgio Battistelli has been commissioned to produce an opera on the international multiformat hit for the 2011 season at the Milan opera house. The composer is currently artistic director of the Arena in Verona.

2011? Aren’t we supposed to be dead by then?

Just think, right now Giorgio Battistelli is writing this opera and yelling out into the kitchen to his wife, “Honey, what rhymes with ‘hypocrisy’?”

I just can’t wait for The Queen of Global Warming’s moving aria:


The vengeance of SUV’s boil in my heart,
Death, despair and cattle flatulence flame around me!
If the people do not through you feel (or smell)
The pain of climate change,
Then you will be His deciple nevermore.
Disowned may you be forever,
Abandoned may you be forever,
Banned forever (from His private jet)
Destroyed be forever
All the lucrative bonds of nature,
If not through you
My bank account becomes pale! (as death)
Hear, Gods of Revenge,
Hear a mother’s curse forevermore!
For that son of a bitch,
who didn’t buy carbon credits from Al Gore.

**Major apologies to Mozart

Author: Doug Powers

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