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August 14, 2008

Einwanderer raus!

“Jawoll, ihr blöden Einwanderer, die ihr hier in das heilige Land rein wollt, haut bloß alle wieder ab. Wir brauchen eure Qualifikationen hier nicht, am Ende bekommt ihr noch einen Job und wollt womöglich auch noch brav Steuern zahlen! So was können wir hier gar nicht brauchen.” (more…)

Was browsing through my blogs and found an interesting article I thought you all might be interested in: Massachusetts based bioplastics company Metabolix has devised what it hopes is an efficient way to manufacture its product: growing grass, harvesting plastic. So basically that means that they have figured out a way to grow bioplastics in grass. Hopefully this will bring down the price of current bio-plastics and find its way into every supermarket where it will replace traditional plastic bags. My only hope that bio-plastic decomposes.

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August 10, 2008

Wooden Volkswagon Beetle

For some strange reason, I find this wooden-clad Volkswagon Beetle simply AMAZING and want one! Apparently it took the couple a year to put over 20,000 oak slabs on the car and the best part is the car works perfectly and is street legal. Check the link for eye-candy.

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The photographer was sure that he was going to see the end of his huskies when the polar bear materialized out of the blue, as it were: But something else happened…

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August 5, 2008

Demographic Inversion

I just read an article on tnr.com about the trend of American cities essentially doing an inversion where more affluent people are moving into city centers while poorer are moving out into the suburbs. It is quite an interesting read and myself find my reaction to the article a little conflicting. (more…)

August 4, 2008

Waterballet

So acupuncturists, please help me out: Is this the damp season or what? From my non-tai-perspective it definitely looks like it. Or why does all that water enter our room right now? Okay, the complete story from the beginning: (more…)

I’ve been privately bitching for awhile now why I am constantly finding that everywhere I go I find myself cold inside public buildings. What boggles my mind is that I am not the only one. (more…)