Friday, June 02, 2006

So You Like to Drive an SUV eh? How 'bout a BAT IN THE FACE!!!

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The streets may be mean but the air will be cleaner.

Starting Monday, members of the Centre for International Governance Innovation, along with other environmentally conscious individuals, will be taking up the Commuter Challenge, to walk, ride, teleport or carpool to work.

You don't want to be caught getting out of your car in the parking lot like this poor schmuck, when those mean high-heeled bat-weilding women close in on you for polluting their air.

Since we surpassed our goal of over 40 people who accepted the challenge, our CIO will be driving the Smart Car this week, rather than his Mustang.

Speaking of parking lots: this morning my little sister Grover hijacked her highschool's parking lot with one of her classmate's trucks. They brought in a barbecue, a couple tricycles, a badminton set, bubblemaker, and balloons. They guarded the territory with water guns and directed traffic through to the teacher's parking lot. Some people honked, others cursed and others cheered them on. The teachers stopped by for a burger and congratulated them on a job well done: "Haha! Good one!"

It was their graduation prank.

So, meinen Sch├Ątzen, have a good weekend and if you'd like to help save us from global warming, sign up for the Commuter Challenge!



Blogger Darius said...

Ooooh... Glad your little sister's surviving to tell the tale. It mustn't be anything like the DC area over there. If anybody messed with even one parking space, let alone a parking lot, things would get really ugly really fast.

It's a competive market for spaces over there, to say the least.

10:29 a.m.  
Blogger J said...

We never had a graduation prank in our days at the good ol' Rockway. But, then, we were cooler than that.

I'm surprised the Mennos didn't have a fit about the water guns.

12:48 p.m.  
Blogger finnegan said...

I haven't got a car. Glad I don't have to get my head spanked.

12:23 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds like a plan.
nice finally meeting you b!! :)

10:05 a.m.  
Anonymous Adorable Girlfriend said...

I thought of you all as I drove my car to work from Boston.

Next feat -- drive from NY to Toronto.

Thanks for keeping us green, B!

12:18 p.m.  
Blogger Crucible said...

Nice to meet you on Sat. Reminder about Jack White project = The Raconteurs. Dude, did you go to Rockway? I had friends there YEARS ago I met thru Chesley Lake Camp.

3:15 p.m.  
Blogger sirbarrett said...

darius -Yes, if she were to do that in DC I bet they would bring in the military.

j -Some of them did. Our grade nine English teacher Moyer for example apparently wasn't too happy. The teacher's parking lot was full.

finnegan -Yes, smart of you to keep your head safe.

mitzee -The pleasure was all mine.

adorable girlfriend -Yes, 20 kms down. Felt good, but hot.

crucible -Likewise. I will check them out. How do you know about Rockway? My aunt has a cottage on Chesley.

10:04 p.m.  
Blogger Lorena said...

cool prank!!

if it helps. i am a commuter. yeah that is the reason why i don't drive ;) -for those who nag me about it-

11:57 p.m.  
Blogger Crucible said...

I heard about it thru friends I grew up with at the camp. Don't remember all their names but Stechley seems to stick out.

12:52 p.m.  
Blogger Smart_AJ said...

The Smart Cars are already available in the US from ZAP ZP (NYSE). A California based company who is also planning on brining a Brazilian made car to the US, the Obvio! 828, that is a hybrid that can run on any combination of ethanol and gas. Zap is also the only car company who is selling a Chinese manufactured car in the US the 100% electric Xebra city car .

2:41 p.m.  

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