Monday, March 24, 2008

Study Says Daylight Saving Time May Waste Energy, Increase Pollution

Lifted from:
Posted By: Steven Volynets

Earlier this month we all had to do what I cynically refer to as the obligatory clock walk. That's when all the clocks and watches around the house had to be sprung one hour forward for the daylight saving time (DTS).
Yet, scrambling to advance time and catch more sunlight - a practice that was originally established to reduce the country's electricity usage - may actually cost us 1.21 gigawatts of power. The figure came by way of a UC Santa Barbara study of the state of Indiana, where DTS has only been observed for the past few years.
According to Gizmodo, the study concluded that an added hour may have reduced the need for extra lighting. However, air-conditioning in the summer and heating in the fall were used more than they would with less daylight. This cost Indiana residents roughly $8.6 million more in energy bills annually with the additional $5.3 million per year in "increased pollution costs". Go figure!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

In Search of Mike

OK so in the spirit of silly, and with April 1 looming, this from the Otto Vault.

I cannot say who. (there may still be some need for protection.) But I can say, circa 1970, high school.

I'm quite sure it would be impossible for this chemistry to occur today. And even then, only in Minnesota.

Utterly real, and unrehearsed.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Sunday, March 16, 2008

This one's for Betty (Wink)

2nd runner up

Another live version with actual songs, actually being sung, by actual people.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Greatest Song EVAR!

At least in the Pop category

I like this version, because it's obviously live. He's actually singing the actual words into an actual microphone.

This is my nominee for best pop song EVAR!
You got a better one? Let me know.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Because I'm shameless

My second video