From Britney to BoKlok
The booby/baby dilemma
Celebs. How they confound us. One minute you hear that Britney is willing to leave her breasts bare for … well, anything, but in this case a hurricane recovery fund. Next minute you hear that TomKat is contributing to overpopulation. Do we love and mock them? Hate and mock them? Vexing.
Earth to humans: drink beer
Beer, however, inspires no conflicting feelings. Only love! Organic Clean Water Ale from the Fish Brewing Co. is just the latest do-gooder green brew. New Belgium Brewing Co. is wind-powered. Leopold Brothers aims for “zero waste.” We’re drunk. Everybody wins.
You couldn’t swing a dead cat on the internet this week without … wait, how would that work? Anyhoo, Nissan made big waves on the interwebs with the introduction of its Pivo concept car, a bulbous electric wonder with a cabin that rotates 360 degrees. But really, we’re in no shape to drive.
Son of a ditch
Think you can’t live without those 400-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets? Talk to Hugh Sawyer — known to his friends as Ditch Monkey — who took downsizing to a new level by, uh, living in a ditch in the forest (ditchsizing!) to raise dough for a woodland trust, all while maintaining his 9-to-5 job and natty appearance.
Bawk, bawk, bawk, BoKlok!
Modular, small-scale, eco-friendly houses with standardized parts that can fit into flat packing containers: hotter than TomKat! So hot that IKEA’s going to start selling the BoKlok flatpack house — at least in Scotland. Now the Scots can get their houses and their meatballs at the same establishment. Color us jealous.