Monday, August 06, 2007

Who killed the electric car?

Answer: rich guys.

Saturday night I watched Who Killed the Electric Car with my friend Dawn and we were upset- but not, I regret to say, shocked. I had a very serious 'I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore moment' and then I had snack and got over it. (Which is why there is no change in America: "Ding-dongs, 300 channels, and free internet porn? What was I mad about again?)

Aside the first:
My cousin Sean (soon to be 13 years old) and I enjoy the discussion of two different scenarios:

1. Zombie Outbreak

2. Taking over the world/ ruling it with an iron fist/ subjugating the populace

Now on the issue of taking over the world, we've decided that we could completely effectively control our 'citizens' with the following plan:

1. Sundae Sunday- free ice cream sundaes every Sunday.

2. Universal health care, including free birth control.

3. State funded cable.

Back to the discussion at hand: There is just SO much wrong with America these days (as in the past, no doubt). If you want to have a complete 'sode about oil (and war and the environment and unelected fat guys running the country from their wallets) watch this movie.

And if you really want to flip out, watch this movie and then watched Maxed Out, another documentary about corporate America (this time banks) bending the rest of us over a table.

5 monkeys- angry ones, throwing poo, for both of these provocative documentaries.

This leads me to two bonus asides:

1. Michael Moore is a biased, rude, and generally unpleasant character who could learn a lot from the makers of Maxed Out and Who Killed the Electric Car- of even from The Future of Food. Additionally, he can bite me.

2. Freakonomics Blog is reporting that:
"On August 6th, 1941, the U.S. government imposed a nightly curfew on gas stations to reduce fuel use in anticipation of entering World War II. By the way, oil sold at the time for an inflation-adjusted $12.75 a barrel."
Incidentally, I love this blog- even if I don't always agree with it. It has a very high level of discourse.

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