Friday, March 21, 2008

Bicycle shops are thrilled.

10 comments:

elrj said...

I don't know you. I found your blog through the waterspout.com/blog/ who was a friend of mine in college.

Your sense of humor tickles me immensely. It is extremely rare that on first visit to a blog I will scroll back through several pages of old posts, reading with relish; but such I did on your blog.

Keep the humor coming, please! And some more doodles would be fun too, if you have a mind to post them.

Shawn Petriw said...

Love the site. Inspired now to create my own diagrams like yours in order to simplify and clarify problems I have to communicate.

But, on a political note, here's my take on 5 years in Iraq:

Shock AND Awe = Aw, Shucks.

Sontho said...

THAT ONE DOESN'T MAKE SENSE, REALLY I DON'T GET IT....

Gene Shiau said...

Interpret it in light of the rising gas price, sontho. Then you can imagine that there will only be crickets at the auto shows and SUV displays.

Stereotype? Maybe -- notwithstanding all the fuel economy and electric car initiatives. But it's meant to poke fun!

Thomas Blair said...

Though I think you're among the most clever currently blogging on the web (I love your blog), and though I'm aware that simplification is requisite in making pithy points, not everything is as simple as it seems.

I interpreted this in the green living/environmentalism light and some bloggers lately have taken to examining the carbon tradoffs for walking (bicycling as per the title) and driving. See here.

Anyway, great blog and great book. I've given three as gifts to fellow nerds already.

Viscondi said...

Great your blog.

Evan Rose said...

Obviously, you weren't at the New York International Auto Show this weekend. It was packed to the gills!

Keep up the good work,

Evan

Anonymous said...

That site about the carbon tradeoff for walking vs driving doesn't take into account the labour to find new oil sites, the energy to get the oil out of the ground, the energy to refine the oil, and the energy to get the oil to the gas station.

Written pretty much for the shock value.

Good site btw.

millyuns said...

Shouldn't that be crickets chirping?

Lucid said...

I love this blog's vehicle of humour and I continue to enjoy your comments on the idiosyncrasies of the world. In a brief note, however, I would like to respond to the blog linked by thomas and his implication that walking might be inferior to driving from an environmental perspective. First, there are flaws in this analysis, but more importantly the point of this analysis seems to have been once again misinterpreted. Milk production and long range shiping are the true culprits of this discrepancy and thus the implication is that the system as a whole must be improved, not that walking is always or even generally worse for the environment.

 
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