Mar 11th 2010 10:48AM In 1936 most parkways and interstates were either far in the future, or just getting under construction. For most auto travel, 30-40 mph was a pretty heady clip. Rover would have been just fine. Of greater concern is how to clean the doggy sack after Rover just had to let it go still 3 miles outside of West Pumpkinville.
Mar 2nd 2010 11:06AM - Hello there! Can you take us in tow? We're solar-electric - and after 2 days storm we're becalmed!
- Electric are ye? Arrh! Ye've not the brains God gave to jellyfish! Will yer batt'ries handle 20 foot combers when your jib's icebound? Blow me down, but we'll tow ye, a gale's a bearing on ye.
- B-but what about your carbon footprint??? We're fighting the use of fossil fuels.
- Arrh! ye damnd jellyfish! We're running before the wind - with all tops'ls unbound and nary a speck 'o coal burnt save in the cookstove. We're greener than ye'll ever be - 200 year before yer grandad. Heave them a line!
Apr 10th 2007 9:45AM As a native New Yorker and a first responder with the medical teams during 911 I can speak from personal experience about Giuliani. The man was nowhere to be found for hours while we struggled at Ground Zero, and was largely incompetent at organizing air-sea rescue efforts while there was still time. Nevertheless, he appeared a day or so later strutting around atop the ruins, depicting himself as a hero, making inflammatory and pointless speeches, and suggesting that his term in office be extended indefinitely. It was revolting and insulting to those who actually were involved. As several commentators have noted, he is a mean-spirited, arrogant, self-serving politico. This "America's Mayor" nonsense is just more proof of Republican adeptness at repackaging the creeps and incompetents who tow their line. If this guy continues prominent in the '08 Presidential race it will be the fault of voters who are willing to swallow whatever prettily-packaged PR drivel is ladelled out to them.