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September 10th, 2007

On Vox: Ummm...

I didn't watch the whole video, because I couldn't stomach the song, but am I the only one that thought Britney looked hotter than before? I mean, take away the zombie-like look on her face and rigid dancing, and she looks pretty fiii-ii-iine.

Maybe it's just that I'm at an age now where I'm no longer attracted to high school students, or maybe it's because she looks sort of like a person now, and not something that an army of trainers, wardrobe designers, and makeup artists manufactured in a lab. 

Originally posted on pop.vox.com

On Vox: Amazing!

Wow. This guy accidentally invented a way to burn salt water, and it looks like the energy output is actually pretty decent. Further study is needed to see if it's enough to power a car or other machinery. Hell, if I could run my scooter on the stuff (which is in abundant supply 20 blocks from my house), I'd drive nothing else.

I imagine it won't be long before this guy disappears from the face of the earth and this story gets buried or dismissed as "folklore". The oil companies have a few more years of milking and gouging to do.

How fucking incredible would it be, though, if this came to fruition? Imagine instead of lining up at the cartel's stations to pay your $.30/mile, you could just head down to the beach with a bucket? Places like the Bay Area would go from being among the most expensive places to drive to being the cheapest. Cab rides in Hawaii would be $.50.

I'm guessing it won't be that simple, though. I'm sure there's some sort of complex filtering that would have to be done, so that you couldn't just get it at the beach. You'd still have to get it at a Shell station, after it'd been all filtered and refined and whatnot, and it'd still cost $3/gallon. Ah well, at least it'd be clean.

Originally posted on pop.vox.com