New trend for Euro-style roadsters in America
Most concept vehicles are designed to test public reaction. General Motors are trying to turn that formula on its head by producing a car in reaction to what their customers wanted. That concept is the Saturn Sky, an open-air roadster, with many European styling influences. It seems America is ready for a rash of Euro-type roadsters now.
Research confirmed by GM confirmed that younger drivers want a traditional style convertible but with more practicality than the cars of old.
Sunday, July 31, 2005
New trend for Euro-style roadsters in America
The Academy Awards were held twice in 1930.
In an attempt to award outstanding achievement in a more timely manner, the awards ceremony was held twice in 1930. On April 3, they were held to honor films released in 1928-1929. On November 3, the awards were presented for films released in 1929-1930. Both ceremonies were held in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
A muskellunge is an instrument used for harvesting clams.
The muskellunge, most commonly referred to as the muskie, is a freshwater pike that lives in rivers and lakes in the Midwest and can weigh up to 70 pounds. It has been known to eat muskrats, ducks, shrews, and mice. In 1955, the muskie became the state fish of Wisconsin.
His surefire method for getting out of ticket doesn't impress...
A fellow was speeding, and got pulled over by a traffic cop. "What's the hurry?" the cop asked.
"I'm on call at the clinic, and there's an emergency. I have to get there as quickly as possible" the driver explained.
"What do you do?"
"I'm a rectum stretcher"
"A rectum stretcher? What's THAT?"
"Well, I insert an appliance into the patient's rectum, and slowly open it up," the driver replied patiently. "Then I take a larger appliance and continue the process. Before long, the patient's rectum has been stretched out to over six feet."
The cop is astonished. "SIX FEET!" he exclaimed. "What on earth would someone do with a six foot asshole?"
"Well, they usually park him at the bottom of a hill with a badge and a radar gun..."
Here is an interesting bit of info for you. Apparently, everywhere else in Canada, other than Regina and Saskatoon, you can receive a 2 cent a litre rebate by showing your PetroPoints card.
I emailed PetroCan and asked for clarification. They told me that I had to apply for a MasterCard from PetroCanada, and then I'd receive the rebate. They gave the the link to do this.
I emailed them back and asked if anywhere else in Canada it was possible to get the rebate without the credit card, merely using the PetroPoints card. That email was never answered!
The truth seems to be that Regina and Saskatoon are not "competitive enough" to allow us to benefit. According the guy who works at my Petrocan station, this rebate is available everywhere else, including Moose Jaw! I just happened to be in paying for my gas when a man came in and asked if he could get the rebate, and when he was told no, he left mad. I'm pretty steamed so am sending you the link so you can lambaste the company as well. There is an ugly word for this and I'm sure I don't need to tell you what it is!
Thanks, Auntie 'M'!
Note from The Wizard of 'OZ': I have not verified the authenticity of this post, but figured it wouldn't hurt to keep them on their toes...
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*Thanks, Auntie 'M'!
A guy runs a stop sign and gets pulled over by a policeman.
Cop says, "License and registration, please." Guy says, "What for?"
Cop says, "You didn't come to a complete stop at the stop sign." Guy says, "I slowed down, and no one was coming."
Cop says, "You still didn't come to a complete stop. License and registration, please." Guy says, "What's the difference?"
Cop says, "The difference is, you have to come to a complete stop. License and registration, PLEASE!" Guy says, "If you can show me the difference between slow down and stop, I'll give you my license and registration."
Cop says, "Exit your vehicle, sir." At this point, the cop takes out his nightstick and starts beating the ever-loving shit out of the guy and says:
"DO YOU WANT ME TO STOP OR JUST SLOW DOWN?"
*Thanks, Auntie 'M'
Friday, July 29, 2005
(TORONTO)(Associated Press) — Canada and Denmark have taken their diplomatic tussle over a lump of Arctic rocks to the Internet with competing Google ads claiming sovereignty over Hans Island.
Some Canadians have called for a boycott of Danish pastries the way Americans disdained french fries when Paris declined to join the coalition forces in Iraq.
The diplomatic debate began Monday when Denmark said it would send a letter of protest over a visit to the 1/2-square-mile Hans Island last week by Canadian Defense Minister Bill Graham.
Graham stated Canada has always owned the uninhabited chunk of land, 680 miles south of the North Pole.
Denmark responded: "Hans Island is our island."
Toronto resident Rick Broadhead googled the matter and found an ad that touted Hans Island as Danish. "Does Hans sound Canadian? Danish name, Danish island."
Internet users clicking on the ad were directed to the Danish Foreign Ministry's Web site.
So Broadhead paid for his own Google ad and created a Web site to promote Ottawa's sovereignty. His Google ad leads users to a fluttering Maple Leaf flag and plays the national anthem.
Broadhead's Web site outlines Canada's argument that Hans Island belonged to the British and became Canada's in 1867. The Danes say it is closer to Greenland than Canada and is therefore Danish soil.
In 1984, Tom Hoeyem, who was Denmark's minister for Greenland affairs, caused a stir when he raised a Danish flag on the island, buried a bottle of brandy at the base of the flag pole and left a note saying: "Welcome to the Danish island."
The story of Peter Rabbit first appeared as a song.
It began as a letter. In 1983, Beatrix Potter, author of The Tale of Peter Rabbit, wrote a letter to the son of a former governess. In the letter, she included a short story of a mischievous rabbit and drew illustrations to go with the tale. Several other characters created by Potter appeared first in letters to friends.
Airplane pioneers Orville Wright and Amelia Earhart both died in plane crashes.
Orville Wright, credited with inventing the airplane with his brother Wilbur, was involved in a flying accident in 1908 that killed his copilot, Lt. Thomas E. Selfridge. Orville survived, suffering only a broken leg and hip, and eventually died of a heart attack in 1948, at the age of 77. Amelia Earhart, credited as the first woman to fly solo over the Atlantic Ocean, disappeared in 1937 during her attempt to fly around the world. It is believed she crashed, but no one knows for sure.