Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

I mean it. Never mind the pillaging, raping and shady land deals, this is a day (weekend) to relax and relearn how to like those you proclaim to love.


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Yet another way to recycle

Many cities have recycling programs for glass, plastic, paper and cardboard. But what about things like batteries, CDs and old shoes?

Yahoo! News recently spotlighted some companies that you can mail your used bric-a-brac to, content that they will be disposed of responsibly.

For example, since 1990, Nike has collected some 22 million used athletic shoes. They are ground up and used to make athletic fields. Pretty cool, huh? I wonder how many trees were cut down to make room for said athletic field.

Any recycling is a good thing, but if this takes off, won't the fuel needed to transport all this one-man's-waste-another's-treasure offset the benefits?

Always a Catch-22 no matter where you look.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

"The best emissions strategy is a zero-emissions strategy."

Chevrolet has introduced a new hydrogen fuel cell line of SUVs called the Equinox.

It won the Green Car Journal's Green Car Vision award.

It's not available for purchase to the general public. WTF?

Zero emission other than water vapor. No gas consumption, eliminating a tiny little bit of American dependence on foreign oil.

I got over my conspiracy delusions quite a while ago, but I smell a rat. A rat dangling a carrot in front of a mule it believes is too stupid to know better.

T. Boone Pickens on Meet the Press

Be there.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

People suck

Square Patrol, a non-profit safe-ride home organization here in Austin just got screwed.

It was a great idea. You get too drunk to drive, they send a sober soul out on a collapsible scooter who will drive your car home (or wherever it is you're going) with his scooter folded into a neat little package in the trunk. When you are safely at your destination, the agent of Square Patrol simply pulls his scooter out of its temporary storage and ride back to HQ.

Well, some schmucks broke into said HQ and stole all the scooters.

Almost makes one hope for a horrifying drunk driving accident to affect one of the mendicants involved.


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Waa-HOO! but huh?

This is off topic, but TG Obama won. Now let's see if the Dems can do something.

And California passed a gay marriage ban? What they should really do is ban homosexuals marrying women to hide it. I'm looking at you, captain Scientology.

Blue state with blue balls? Just ain't right.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Air cars

No, they're not flying vehicles, they're powered by compressed air. Developed in Europe and India, ZPM (Zero Pollution Motors) will be bringing the car to states as early as next year. At this point, models are generally 2-seaters, but there is a four seat model in the works. A spokesman for ZPM stated that the car could go near 1000 miles at nearly 100 mph, before refueling. Pretty impressive and although it does require some form of liquid fuel, it can be adapted to run on ethanol or other bio-fuels.

In the city, gas would probably not even be used. The car runs entirely on compressed air under 35 mph and can be refueled in a matter of minutes.

But why do they have to look so stupid? Can't they put that tech in the body of a '69 GTO?