Monday, July 21, 2008

Cheeseburger, cheeseburger

You can make between $500 and $10,000 a day by renting your home to film crews, depending upon the size and duration of the production. Cachet ain’t cheap.

McDonald’s fastest growing region? Europe. Sales have been supersized thanks to a redesign which allows adults to linger. Europeans, you know, like to linger. Get this: playgrounds are equipped so children actually get some exercise. What a concept.

We’re talking real trouble: 18 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions comes from all the work that goes into making cheeseburgers. No joke. Writing in Open the Future, Jamais Caisco compares the carbon footprint of the nation’s cheeseburgers with the output of 7,500 to 15,000 SUVs. John Belushi comes to mind.

To buy a house in the original Levittown, new owners had to sign a covenant agreeing to mow their lawns once a week from April 15 through November 15. Almost none of the grasses in American lawns are native to the U.S. Kentucky bluegrass comes from Europe, Bermuda grass from Africa, and Zoysia from East Asia. Local chiggers don't seem to mind.

The avocado is a fruit. Is too.


The South Plainsman said...

Speaking of cheeseburgers, I understand the Friona, Texas, out here on the Plains, deems itself the "Cheeseburger Capital of the World" or some such. They even have a celebration every summer. I have friends up there. May go.

Anonymous said...

Would Jamais Caisco be the alter ego of a guy named Al Gore? --- Goose

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