To Green or Not To Green
by CalicoHawk
 Simple Observations
Mar 13, 2013 | 1039 views |  0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
Everywhere you turn, you see Green this, and Green that, and Green the other.  Now, don't get me wrong, I appreciate Green.  I try to go Green as often as possible.  I tweaked my Chevy pick-up up to 23-24 MPG, up from 17-18, through tuning and soft-pedaling the gas pedal.  (Great-Gran said, "If you pretend that there is an egg between your foot and the gas pedal, you'll go further on a gallon of gas."  Then Great Gram would add, "Unless you live in the mountains, then it don't matter.")

But the point is, I am not opposed to Green anything.  Almost.  Soon after we move in, I'm going to build a pedal-powered four-wheel cycle for my wife and me to sport around in.  The way I see it, it's good exercise and it will save gas, and it will recycle some old cycles.  That's Green, right?

I use fluorescent tubes and bulbs.  It saves me money, primarily, but it's good because they don't use as many watts as an incandescent bulb.  That's Green, right?

Remember up top where I said, "Almost"?  I went to a Green website and found, quite by accident, a rollercoaster in Japan that is Human Powered.  That's right.  A pedal-powered rollercoaster.  You ride this thing by pedaling, just like a bicycle.  The pictures they showed are awesome/horrifying!  It's in the mountains!  It's not a kiddy ride, it's for real!  There's a seat that you strap into, bicycle-type pedals, handle bars, (though I'm sure they're just to squeeze the life out of when you start down that first hill), and a pretty pink basket in front of you.  (Can't imagine what that's for.)

Can you imagine being next-in-line behind someone who wants to stop a regular rollercoaster?  If these things have brakes, there will be a major traffic stall, with shades of the movie "Coaster" where they blew up the coaster in Ocean View, Va. 

Green is good...Fun is Fun.  But that's just stupid.  (Stupid is as Stupid does.)

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