2007/05/31

A Pompous Circumstance

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9 comments:

QUASAR9 said...

lol! Panda
not just to the podium
but drive thru MacDonald's too

PS - What happened to Drive In Cinema's
You'd think with 'global warming' open air cinemas would become all the rage again in Summer Time.

Pandabonium said...

Quasar9 - Cable TV, VCRs and now DVDs. The number of outdoor screens went from 3500 in 1980 to around 500 today. I like them - night sky (especially in the desert), no having to listen to people whisper or talk to each other, or climb over you on the way to their seat, rattle candy in your ear. And the screens were big. Sorry to see them pass.

ladybug said...

There's still one in McMinville, OR about a hour's drive away from us. I hope they keep it up!

LOL, on the comic too, as it seems the SUVs seem to get larger every day. We've been scouting around for a biodiesel as one of our cars is going, but they are actually reducing the number of compatable (sp?) vehicles! Seems the best bet is to buy a used VW and just convert it maybe.

The Moody Minstrel said...

I like them - night sky (especially in the desert), no having to listen to people whisper or talk to each other...

But there is always the possible distraction if one of the heads in the car parked ahead of you suddenly disappears...or said vehicle starts rocking.

Oh, and Ladybug, I'd say it all just stands to reason! If people lose their reliance on Big Oil there'll be nothing left to keep the current administration in power barring an attack on Ir..oh, no..

Pandabonium said...

Ladybug - a VW Passat or Jetta TDI perhaps.

Moody - that's part of the entertainment.

QUASAR9 said...

lol Pandabonium,
it is possible in the not too distant future someone may build an open air cinema with cars already there (instead of cinema seats) for the public to reminisce about the Silver Screen, and 'cars'

All for the price of one.
Echoes of Mad Max & Mad Max II

But the reality is we are most likely to conyinue to see cars and road traffic grow - though oil prices will be prohitive one day - the average joe will learn to drive electric & drive slow!

QUASAR9 said...

PS - In England we are reverting to the 19th century, where only the middle class or rich could afford a horse and carriage, and literally forcing those on lower incomes off the road.

It is not environmental concerns that will limit car use, but privilege - we are in reverse gear
Having made cars accessible to all, it is becoming increasingly selective who can afford to drive, where & when!

Robin said...

hmmm.. yes, we should all use less.. and in moderation..

I am guilty, because I normal drive to the newspaper stall to get my papers during weekend, with the excuse that it is too hot to walk there (15 mins)

Pandabonium said...

Quasar9 - the power for the electric cars will have to come from somewhere, and solar and wind is only a few percent of the present scheme of things and very, very expensive. Perhaps we'll learn to walk again.

Yes, the rich will always find a way.

Robin - we are all "hungry ghosts" (preta) in some way, aren't we. I think it is in our DNA.