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Everybody should be driving a hybrid

He recalled a snowstorm last winter, when many tractor-trailer trucks were stuck on Interstate 64 near his store. He pulled two of them back onto the highway and over an icy hill by hitching the cabs to the 1997 Hummer he drives.

“We were the only things moving,” he said. “I told them, ‘Next time somebody tells you everybody should be driving a hybrid, you tell them about this.’ ”

via Dealer’s Fortunes Rise and Fall With Hummer’s – NYTimes.com.

When the weather makes it so difficult to drive that you can’t stay on the road, perhaps you should stay put?


Looks like my two cars are good at avoiding tickets. My Mazda6 comes in at 34% the average, and minivans apparently are at the bottom of the list.

However, my dad and his Toyota Solara at 306%, better watch out!

Which cars draw the most tickets? – MSN Money

The country’s new robots.txt file

The country’s new robots.txt file

Big Three CEOs Flew Private Jets to Plead for Public Funds

ABC News: Big Three CEOs Flew Private Jets to Plead for Public Funds

Blasphemy or Enlightenment?


Reverend Lovejoy: . . . try a bowl of this Unitarian ice cream.
Bart: But there’s nothing in it.
Reverend Lovejoy: Exactly!

The New York Inquirer: Blasphemy or Enlightenment?

Police car chase in Marlborough

carchaseI thought I heard sirens close by last night… Shawmut is the street that runs parallel to mine.

In a Ford pickup belonging to an acquaintance, Hunt drove into Marlborough, where local police chased him down Harvard Street and onto Shawmut Avenue, a dead-end street, police said.

Man rams police cruiser during chase, officer injured – The MetroWest Daily News

A balloon with a view


“I didn’t believe her when she said, ‘Mom, there’s a big balloon outside,’ ”

“Did you see that kid come out of the house when we landed? That’s what it’s all about.”

A balloon with a view: A winter’s morning soaring over MetroWest – The MetroWest Daily News

Combine All Of Your Club Cards

A few years ago I took the keychain version of all my shopping cards (supermarket, pet store, pharmacy, etc.) and taped them together to make a single credit card sized card. It worked so well, I made a double-sided photocopy of it so now both my wife and I have a version. Then, along comes this:

Just One Club Card – Combine All Of Your Club Cards

Looks like I’m not the only one looking to get rid of extra stuff in my wallet!

It’s Sarcastic Wednesday!

It’s Sarcastic Wednesday! ecard from Hallmark Ecards

More Hoops and Yoyo

Act on global warming

On March 21st, I’m going to hand-deliver the messages you signed when I testify at Congressional hearings on the climate crisis.

Al Gore – Tell Congress to act on global warming