Thursday, March 29, 2007

Your FUGLY 2

The second Fugly award.

This masterpiece of neighborhood conformity is in Toronto. In spite of the beautiful design it seamlessly blends into its surroundings much as the Seattle Space Needle would on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

People, there is way too much material for this award.

A lot of architectural faults and errors are more easily viewed at night. Wearing sun glasses.

Col. Kurtz put it best, "The horror."


I have received a number of e-mails stating that this is only an architectual rendering not the real thing. So, I am adding a photograph of the "real" thing.

Environmental Quiz

Are you a talker or a walker in the wonderful world on environmental living. Remember that mental is a big part of environmental.

Take notes. A pop quiz is in your future.

Which house belongs to an environmentalist?

HOUSE # 1: A 20-room mansion (not including 8 bathrooms) heated by natural
gas. Add on a pool (and a pool house) and a separate guest house all heated by
gas. In one month this mansion consumes more energy than the average
American household in an entire year. The average bill for electricity and
natural gas runs over $2,400.00 per month. In natural gas alone (which
last time we checked was a fossil fuel), this property consumes more than 20
times the national average for an American home. This house is not in a northern
or Midwestern "snow belt," either. It's in the South.

HOUSE # 2: Designed by an architecture professor at a leading national
university, this house incorporates every "green" feature current home
construction can provide. The house contains only 4,000 square feet (4
bedrooms) and is nestled on arid high prairie in the American southwest. A
central closet in the house holds geothermal heat pumps drawing ground water
through pipes sunk 300 feet into the ground. The water (usually 67 degrees
F.) heats the house in winter and cools it in summer. The system uses no
fossil fuels such as oil or natural gas, and it consumes 25% of the electricity
required for a conventional heating/cooling system. Rainwater from the
roof is collected and funneled into a 25,000 gallon underground cistern.
Wastewater from showers, sinks and toilets goes into underground purifying tanks and then into the cistern. The collected water then irrigates the land
surrounding the house. Flowers and shrubs native to the area blend the
property into the surrounding rural landscape.

HOUSE # 1 (20 room energy guzzling mansion) is outside of
Nashville,Tennessee. It is the abode of that renowned environmentalist
(and filmmaker) Al Gore.

HOUSE # 2 (model eco-friendly house) is on a ranch near Crawford, Texas.
Also known as "the Texas White House," it is the private residence of the
President of the United States, George W. Bush.

Future quiz subject: If you are using carbon offsets to love Mother Earth, will Mother Earth like your lovin if she knows you're using a bait and switch on her?
This is from Michelle Malkin and I believe very much spreading to others.

Dear Muslim Terrorist Plotter/Planner/Funder/Enabler/Apologist,

You do not know me. But I am on the lookout for you. You are my enemy. And
I am yours.

I am John Doe.
I am traveling on your plane. I am riding on your train.
I am at your bus stop. I am on your street. I am in your subway car. I am on
your lift.

I am your neighbor. I am your customer. I am your classmate. I am your

I am John Doe.

I will never forget the example of the passengers of United Airlines Flight
93 who refused to sit back on 9/11 and let themselves be murdered in the name of
Islam without a fight.

I will never forget the passengers and crew members who tackled al Qaeda
shoe-bomber Richard Reid on American Airlines Flight 63 before he had a chance
to blow up the plane over the Atlantic Ocean.

I will never forget the alertness of actor James Woods, who notified a
stewardess that several Arab men sitting in his first-class cabin on an August
2001 flight were behaving strangely. The men turned out to be 9/11 hijackers on
a test run.

I will act when homeland security officials ask me to "report suspicious

I will embrace my local police department's admonition: "If you see
something, say something."

I am John Doe.

I will protest your Jew-hating, America-bashing "scholars."

I will petition against your hate-mongering mosque leaders.

I will raise my voice against your subjugation of women and religious

I will challenge your attempts to indoctrinate my children in our schools.

I will combat your violent propaganda on the Internet.

I am John Doe.

I will support law enforcement initiatives to spy on your operatives, cut
off your funding and disrupt your murderous conspiracies.

I will oppose all attempts to undermine our borders and immigration laws.

I will resist the imposition of sharia principles and sharia law in my taxi
cab, my restaurant, my community pool, the halls of Congress, our national
monuments, the radio and television airwaves, and all public spaces.

I will not be censored in the name of tolerance.

I will not be cowed by your Beltway lobbying groups in moderates' clothing.
I will not cringe when you shriek about "profiling" or "Islamophobia."

I will put my family's safety above sensitivity. I will put my country
above multiculturalism.

I will not submit to your will. I will not be intimidated.

I am John Doe.

Liberals, progressives and their lackys pretending to have the best interests of the United States of America are just that. Pretenders.

The Hell with'em.

Sanjaya and American Idol

My wife likes American Idol.

Some of my friends love American Idol.

Personally, I think it is an excruciating show reminiscent of an evening at the local Holiday Inn bar.

Only worse.