I saw an interesting site this afternoon; a truck sporting LED screens on the back and sides showing various ads. That's one way to get around the declining number of billboards available.
While it's new to Midland, it's not new elsewhere. Many big cities have banned them. They might be a bit distracting, but so are stationary billboards, and many cities put ads on their busses.
Here's an alternative to being turned into worm-food; get turned into electric power.
In Durham, England, corpses will soon be used to generate electricity. A crematorium is installing turbines in its burners that will convert waste heat from the combustion of each corpse into as much as 150 kilowatt-hours of juice — enough to power 1,500 televisions for an hour. The facility plans to sell the electricity to local power companies.
Hannibal 'lectric, anyone?
Normally, it's Candiadian poltiicians who can't speak French well that get the ire of Quebec folks; now, it's the new Anglophone head coach of the Montreal Canadiens, Randy Cunneyworth.
A Toronto native, the 50-year-old Cunneyworth played 16 seasons in the NHL with the Sabres, Penguins, Jets, Whalers, Blackhawks and Senators, scoring 414 points in the regular season.
"I have the utmost respect for the language here and I am very aware of how important it is to try and learn the language," he said after running his first practice. "Obviously I know a few words, and not all the good ones."
With a number of Quebec players in the league, he's likely been cussed at en Francais, and possibly learned to question your mom's vices in French.