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Mike Shaver and Johnny Stenback are doing their part. Are you?
The MIT City Car page says:
The City car is NOT a replacement for personal vehicles, taxis, buses, or trucks...
It may, however, be a replacement for the Segway.
Last night, while I was trying to fall asleep, it occurred to me that religious days of rest might seem arbitrary to people living near the International Date Line. I got up and searched Google for "international date line" sabbath, thinking I might at least come across someone else who had also wondered about the same thing. What I didn't expect to find was multiple pages arguing that the International Date Line is a tool of Satan. I also found a lengthy rebuttal. Who knew that datekeeping could be so controversial?
Could this be turned into a game? Perhaps one player picks a seemingly uncontroversial object or concept, and another player must invent a story or argument that makes it out to be either the root of all evil or mankind's salvation. For example:
PODASIP: Spoons are corrupting and should be eradicated.
- A hand in the bush is worth two anywhere else.
- Don't just stand there like a sitting duck.
- He's cornered on all sides.
- I could count it on the fingers of one thumb.
- I haven't gotten the knack down yet.
- I read the sign, but it went in one ear and out the other.
- It's burned to shreds.
- It's more than the mind can boggle.
- It's the old Paul Revere bit ... one if by two and two if by one.
- Just remember that, and then forget it.
- Let's shoot holes at it.
- My mind is a vacuum of information.
- No loaf is better than half a loaf at all.
- You're blowing it all out of context.
These almost make the original clichés and idioms sound ridiculous, don't they?