How much does lighting cost the US annually in energy?
Almost 1/4 total household energy usage.
Compact fluorescent bulbs are nice, but I get the heebie jeebies about that nasty mercury.
If we're gonna break the back of energy consumption, seems we need to look at every area; not just better cars, or renewable resources, but better ways to utilize the energy we do produce, wherever it comes from.
OK, that bit of schlock was custom made for Johnny... but what came on after that, I find it hard to believe that many of the artists would have allowed it, had they been asked.
We've all seen it; too many times I'm afraid... a small-town main street festooned with American flags and red, white and blue ribbons: a fallen soldier honored one last time by his hometown.
Well, I'd say it's unbelievable, but it really isn't. A key has been constructed that will open every Diebold machine. And it was made from a a photo on the Diebold website! Yeah, I trust these machines to fairly and accurately tabulate my votes... NOT!
I read a (mercifully) short, fascinating, easily understood article in New Scientist about a drug called DCA that filled me with hope. Then shattered it.
I get lots of mail from Ken Mehlman and George & Laura Bush... they're such nice letters and they make me feel like such a part of this great big elephant...
Ah, well. Farewell to 'Commander in Chief.'
Doggone it... I LOVED Sutherland as Speaker Templeton... he was as underhanded and evil as our worst dreams.
Oooooh, they are feeling our pain. Just like King Decider... ouch, that $3 a gallon gas hurts
, don't it?
"I know, I know, but we're gonna make it better. Here's $100 holiday happy time gasoline dollars just for you!
No, it has nothing to do with elections coming up... I'm shocked, shocked that you would say such a thing..."
Can these bastards be any more transparent? Can these bastards be any more obvious? Can these bastards be any more bastardly?
Can you be bought off for $100?
Join me on the other side.
OK, if I were Eddie Vedder, I'd be bummed that a lot of people are gonna download the new Pearl Jam album soon after it hits the streets in May (I'll be buying it, Ed). If I were Bill Gates, I'd be perturbed that there are copies of XP out there that someone hasn't somehow payed for (came with my Dell, Bill... smile).
That said, were I these folks, I'd also not be so insane as to think a kid listening to ripped tracks on his iPod, or someone doing some word processing on a cracked copy of Word is somehow funding suicide bombers, IED triggerers, and other various terrorist activities; it's just not reasonable.
Remember that Simpsons episode where Burns uses his 'OmniNet' system to completely empty the sea of fish and render them into "a high-protein feed for farm animals, insulation for low-income housing, a powerful explosive and a top-notch engine coolant"? Well, soon we'll have a GWOT® reason to 'recycle' those evil animals!
Ask Cindy Sheehan... a simple black t-shirt with some strategic masking tape will get you thrown out of any State of the Union address you happen to attend.
Looks like the Fashion Police... um, I mean the Secret Service is gonna have a much harder job now.
We Americans love round numbers. 50th anniversaries... 10 year reunions... bicentennials...
... and up until now, this war dead figure has been just so messy. Why should we waste our beautiful minds on these oddball numbers?