Forced to suffer through the end of the "Green Game" here on ESPN, I learned all about the need to keep my hair dryer unplugged to save a bunch of energy (please, a hair dryer?). Who has these fancy hair dryers that are constantly draining power??? Seriously.
For those of you who want to save a few bucks a year, feel free to go around disconnecting your VCR's, satellite receivers, cell phone chargers, whatever. Better yet, switch all your outlets to make it easy for you.
Want to really save some money, replace all your windows with modern double pane, gas-filled ones, and have some ridge vents installed on your roof. If you want a really cheap way to save big bucks, buy a programmable thermostat for $25 and set it up to turn the heat down at night and when you're not at home. Close your fireplace flue.
Go around turning off appliances, if you want. But, if you're doing that and $300/month of heat is going out your windows and roof, you're an idiot, and don't call yourself an environmentalist. Call yourself cheap, because that's what you are.