Thursday, September 25, 2008

Clean Ride



A spot illustration for an article about a new bicycle sharing program in Montreal.
Sharing? What is this sharing? After decades of fighting over the biggest cars, hogging the road and fighting for parking space, can one learn to share again? What will the gods of consumerism think? What can they possibly make of all this? I, for one, don't think it can work- except if it's super cheap, which it seems to be. Plus, cars are just so expensive. I find the warm glow of sharing blossoming in my own heart. Yes, bicycle sharing, very good idea.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

I Know What You're Thinking...



So, the US army is developing mind control techniques. Seriously. They are trying to decipher electroencephalograms (those are the patterns sensors pick up from brain waves, of course) and developing ways to decipher these, and then transmit them to others. It would involve no speaking and the absolute silence of it all would be useful in the battlefield when giving orders. It would also, very handily, speed things up. The army insists that you have to be a willing participant and the project involves absolutely no kind of mind reading or mind control. They foresee no problems in that area. I mean, why would soldiers' minds be screwed up by this? It's not like soldiers ever suffered any mental trauma before. Surely having their thoughts transmitted far and wide, or hearing voices in their heads would not exacerbate any existing issues.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Your cheatin' oil




This is for an article about US government watchdogs who were supposed to be monitoring oil companies but who were instead sleeping with oil company employees and taking bribes. The oil guys even let them stay over at their houses when they were too drunk to drive. Nice friends, good friends. But then they were caught being good friends. Uh oh.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Tivat is an interesting place.





Tivat is a place near Montenegro. It is an old, old place, and was used variously over the years as the seat of a monastery, diosece, naval and army base. It was a base for trade for many years as well. It is currently being redeveloped and touted as the next Monaco. The naval base will be transformed into a luxury yacht marina. The rich must also have a playground. But are the rich boring people? I hope they keep some of the old naval stuff. I hope they don't make it a bunch of boring marinas and yachts. I'd hate that. Unless I myself had the biggest yacht there.

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