Showing posts from October, 2007

One Dollar of History


Car Culture: Coming and Going

I made the dubious choice of going to Digg

One page this piece:

You might wonder why you would ever want to cook food on your car engine. I say, why wouldn't you? It can be a practical solution on long road trips: Now you won't have to eat that crappy fast food. Or it can be something to try just for fun. It's really easy to do. All you need is aluminum foil, a car and some food.....Then another link on the same page has this:
TOKYO (Reuters) - If you're stuck in traffic when Mother Nature calls, Japan's Kaneko Sangyo Co. has developed the loo for you.The manufacturer of plastic car accessories drew back the curtain on Tuesday on its new portable toilet for cars.The toilet comes with a curtain large enough to conceal users and a plastic bag to collect waste."The commode will come in handy during major disasters such as earthq…

This is such a small surprise... (Part 3)

Take a geek, some questionable engineering and rockets. Add hype. Launch.

Blue Man Group

Sunday night, I was lucky enough to see the Blue Man Group live. They were awesome. Wanna sample? Look no further than YouTube... - They stop randomly anywhere

. Today's pet peeve: bad taxi drivers. The idiot pictured just randomly stopped and took forever for the his 120 year old passenger to disembark. Park? Use the passenger zone? This monkey driven cab doesn't fly that way.

So eventually the old guy gets out and disappears into the medical building. I was stuck parked there behind the chimp, so I took photos of the area. Monkey boy hopped out of the car "Why are you taking my photo. What are you taking photos for?" (as you'll note-- I have no photos of Washo, just his immobile cab.) Is this why cabbies seem to earn $10,000/year? Are they always brachiating around their cab instead of driving people for money? Maybe...