Daily archives: September 28, 2005

If you drive your car then the hurricanes have won

Something you thought you’d never hear- George Bush telling Americans to drive less. Shame it’s only because Katrina and Rita have cut oil production and the Republicans still insist on pushing through tax breaks for oil companies.

“I mean, people just need to recognise that these storms have caused disruption and that if they’re able to maybe not drive … on a trip that’s not essential, that would be helpful.

“If it makes sense for the citizen out there to curtail non-essential travel, it darn sure makes sense for federal employees … We can encourage employees to car pool or use mass transit, and we can shift peak electricity use to off-peak hours. There’s ways for the federal government to lead when it comes to conservation,”

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You can probably dog for profit, but no thanks

More people in the UK know about dogging than blogging. Actually, that gives me an idea. I wonder if there’s a dogging blog……

Research conducted among taxi drivers, hairdressers and pub landlords – backed up by conventional market research – has found that seven out of 10 people don’t know what a blog is. Nine out of 10 don’t know what podcasting or flashmobbing are.

Four out of 10 know what dogging is, perhaps due to the activities of certain celebrities. Only 49% of people know what a chav is, despite the widespread coverage they have received in both tabloid and broadsheet papers.

Nearly nine out of 10 people now know what broadband is, however.

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