Monthly Archives: November 2007

Strivers and Slackers…All because of Prez Bush?

My dearest Dweed sent me this article from the SF Weekly regarding a little something I like to call…how women and men interact. Today’s particular topic: Strivers vs. Slackers. I think it’s important to note that this article topic is not a blanket statement but an interesting observance.

The author seems to bash the “slackers” in the article but I think she’s just trying to do justice to the “strivers” because the end is really heartwarming:

So, call me a traitor if you must — a slacker sympathizer, a striver sellout, whatever. But I’m going with my mom’s words of dating wisdom, which were the last things she ever said to me before she died about a decade ago. “Honey,” she told me, “any man who’s lucky enough to be with you needs to know that he’s the luckiest man in the world.”

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Phenomenon of fat kids who wear t-shirts while swimming


Fat Kid Successfully Avoids Ridicule By Swimming With Shirt On

I love Best Week Ever and I love this little video.

“Fat boy ‘almost like other kids’ when shirt kept on”

The news anchors are amazing here… 

300 mpg…

But it looks like a spaceshit. I mean spaceship.

At least they’re getting the clean burning message out there: it’s mostly electric with a small gas engine and they say they are going to create a hybrid version as well.

Aptera, Greek for “Wingless Flight,” delivers on its name with a radically different vehicle designed to marry advanced aerodynamics with light-weight composite technology to create an incredibly powerful, yet extremely safe vehicle that is a joy to drive. The Aptera Typ-1 will be available in all-electric and hybrid models for less than $30,000. The all-electric model has a range of about 120 miles. The plug-in series hybrid has achieved more than 300 miles per gallon with a range of more than 600 miles. Both versions are loaded with safety features.

I don’t know about this one…I wouldn’t put a baby on a motorcycle and this is considered in that category AND you can put a carseat in between the two pod seats. Weird. I’d rather drive THIS:

The FCX Clarity is a next-generation, zero-emissions, hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicle based on the entirely-new Honda V Flow fuel cell platform, and powered by the highly compact, efficient and powerful Honda V Flow fuel cell stack.

Fat Hedgehog

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Will Bush start bringing troops home?

Found this article on digg about the Dems threatening to withhold money from Bush if he doesn’t start withdrawing troops:

“By the end of the week, the House and Senate planned to vote on a $50 billion measure for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The bill would require Bush to initiate troop withdrawals immediately with the goal of ending combat by December 2008.”

And apparently the military is “running out of money” (according to Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England) so maybe, just maybe, the funds will slowly dwindle away until there’s no more war?

Rock, Paper, Scissors

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Creater of ‘Heroes’ admits his on screen romances sucksaurs

Best Week Ever reports on an interview with Heroes creater Tim Kring:

Kring regrets sticking Claire (Hayden Panettiere) with a super-dud boyfriend and forcing Hiro to moon over a cutesy princess. ”I’ve seen more convincing romances on TV,” he admits. ”In retrospect, I don’t think romance is a natural fit for us.”

So why did that horrible scene where flying boy takes Clair up into the sky happen? Old Superman was more convincing than that. Poor Hiro though 😦 He needed some feudal Japan action.