My Remotes

December 29, 2009

China opens a ‘women-only’ parking lot

A shopping center in China has opened a ‘women-only’ parking lot. Besides being painted in pink and light purple, the parking bays are three feet wider than normal bays.

In deference to my female readers, I will not say anything other than to politely chuckle.

December 29, 2009

Helicopter Casualty

December 25, 2009

New York dead last in happiness

A study finds that New York is dead last in happiness. Connecticut and New Jersey follow.

All we need is a talking painting and a river of ectoplasm and we’ve got a real-life “Ghostbusters II”.

December 25, 2009

According to Newsday’s Neil Best (who has been following this for some time), the Tiger Woods story has graced the cover of the New York Post for 20 consecutive days.  That’s one more than the old record held by 9/11.

To commemorate this historic event, I’ve compiled the 20 consecutive covers below.  Enjoy.

NY Post covers

Robert G. Heft dies

Robert G. Heft, the designer of the 50-star American flag, has died. When he was 17 years old, he designed the 50-star flag as a school project and got a B- on it. His teacher said that if it was adopted as the new flag by Congress, he would get an A. He eventually got his A.

December 15, 2009

Top 20 Internet Lists of 2009

Nerve has a list of the top 20 Internet lists of 2009. Nice of them to put all of the Internet gold in one place.

Additionally, Time has The Top 10 Everything of 2009.

December 11, 2009

Space beer

Cosmonauts grow barley on board the International Space Station, so Sapporo used it to make beer. It’s a very limited edition and won’t be available to the general public. 30 couples will be able to drink it via lottery.

The barley was grown as the result of an on-going crop growing project on board ISS, with other products including wheat, lettuce and peas. In the furute [sic], potatoes could also be grown in space.

However, Boris Morukov, a cosmonaut who spent 11 days in space on board the ISS, said: “I think we would try to grow potatoes as food, not for vodka production.”

December 10, 2009