Archive for December 20th, 2009

Digging Out

I’m not sure about the official total accumulation, but I had almost two feet on top of the trash cans. I can barely imagine how bad it would be if we didn’t have global warming.

I now realize why I have sons. They are miserably complaining, but nonetheless are in the process of shoveling the driveway.

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I’m not really sure what to say about this story. A company in Ireland has started to produce environmentally-friendly vibrators. My guess is that consumers won’t be…um, what’s the right word…satisfied with this product, but human ingenuity and the free market are a potent combination. If the company got some government subsidies, their product would be the ideal Christmas present for your leftist friends:

The global sex toy industry is worth an estimated annual $15 billion and uses up a mountain of batteries in the process, many of which end up as toxic waste. But now one Irish company reckons they’ve got the solution to shake up the market: a vibrator they are calling the world’s first-ever “green technology sex toy”. The Earth Angel, described as “eight inches (20 centimetres) with a sleek white finish”, is a wind-up vibrator which comes with a handle built into the bottom. “You just flip out the handle, grab a hold of it there, and you just wind it,” said Janice O’Connor, the co-founder of Earth Angel makers Caden Enterprises along with her husband Chris. …The vibrator is made of 100 per cent recyclable materials and the couple hope it will encourage sex toy fans around the globe to do their bit for the environment. …”We wanted to produce an environmentally-friendly sex toy that appealed to all consumers. …the O’Connors, both practicing Catholics, believe God is on their side. “In all fairness, wouldn’t God want something that’s green and that doesn’t do any damage to the environment?” asked Chris. An Earth Angel costs 70 euros (100 dollars) plus shipping costs and around 1,000 have already been sold to people seeking its special brand of “sustainable pleasure”.

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Candy from Obama

A previous post had a different version, but this also is quite amusing.

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