Thursday, May 31, 2007


I've been back on a songwriting kick again. Here's my latest, from the spirit world...


I want a flame-broiled Whopper
A greasy heart-stopper
Loaded up with mayo and cheese
And can you super-size that please?

I need a haystack, baby
With extra sausage gravy,
Eggs, potatoes, bacon and cheese
Can I get just one more biscuit please?

Cause when you’re gone
Adios, farewell, so long
Better while you’re here to slam a can of beer
So come on, come on!

And when you go, you’ll find
Everything gets left behind
You can plan ahead, but plan on being dead like me

(cause that’s the way it’s meant to be)

Hey, why don’t we go
Get super steak burritos
With guacamole and sour cream
Chihuahua cheese and refried beans

Let’s order pizza – how you want it?
With pepperoni on it
Bacon, burger, sausage, and ham
Meat lovers just don’t give a damn


Stuffed to the gills and all out of steam
Defibrillating in my dreams
Clogged with cholesterol and saturated fats
I’ll surrender when the heart attacks

Let's get started with a deep fried platter
Extra heavy batter
Poppers, nuggets, cheese sticks, and wings
On a bed of french fries and onion rings

I’ve had enough to eat but then you
Pass the dessert menu
I guess we could get something to share
And chow till we can't get off our chairs




It's not exactly real-time surveillance, but a lot of folks are concerned about this Google Earth program.

Seems anyone can zoom in on pretty much anywhere and get a good glimpse of what's going on. Or, at least, what WAS going on at the time the satellite image was taken. Google Earth software is so powerful it can take you down to street level and show actual buildings, cars, and people. There's been a link to it in my sidebar nav for some time, so if you're curious, check it out.

The big news this week is that folks are finally discovering just how robust big brother has become - and some aren't so keen on having this kind capability available to the public. There's the guy who was snapped coming out of the strip club. The folks outside the adult bookstore. License plates. Living room windows. It's all out there. Aren't you curious to see what's going on at your house?

I personally like the idea that it's all out there - because then we can see what "they" can see. Why have that kind of technology in the hands of a secretive few when the masses would love a look-see? Now if you'll excuse me, I have some topless beaches to discover...

Wednesday, May 30, 2007


It's ON, beotches! Hell yeah!

Check out this ABC News Nightline report on Tesla Motors. If successful, they would be the first American automobile start-up company in over 50 years - and their vehicles don't burn an ounce of oil because they run on batteries. And they run very well, going 0-60 in 4 seconds.

But the best part isn't how they run, it's how they LOOK. Instead of all those frumpy looking Thomas the Train designs pushed on the eco-conscious public by today's major manufacturers, these guys proved you can design an electric car that actually looks as good as it is good for the environment. Nevermind the fact that we'd finally be able to tell Exxon the relationship isn't working for us anymore.

I smell progress. Or is it chili farts? Either way - smells good to me.


And if an oil-less future interests you, you may enjoy this speech which was delivered in person to the California Air Resources Board when they held hearings on the future of the Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) mandate. While the usual suspects all hemmed and hawed, requested more time, and basically complained about their lack of progress - this guy administered an amusing dose of sarcasm.

The fact is, technology exists TODAY that could substantially reduce our dependence on foreign energy - but the companies best equipped to deliver this technology to the masses remain steadfastly in the past. They provide expensive, ugly-ass energy-efficient alternatives to turn off consumers when they could be working toward the mass production of truly efficient motor vehicles. Hopefully the folks at Tesla will keep this ball rolling....