Banning the Bulb (and Other Mental Appetizers)

An interesting article was posted over at the CNN web site:

“Incandescent lightbulbs were first developed almost 125 years ago, and since that time they have undergone no major modifications,” California Assemblyman Lloyd Levine said Tuesday.

“Meanwhile, they remain incredibly inefficient, converting only about 5 percent of the energy they receive into light.” Levine is expected to introduce the legislation this week, his office said.

If passed, it would be another pioneering environmental effort in California, the most populous U.S. state. It became the first state to mandate cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, targeting a 25 percent reduction in emissions by 2020.

Good for the power grid? Good for the environment? Good for Levine’s career? Or merely a political sponsorship for whatever fluorescent manufacturer manages to get the California Contract? I’ve always been a student of the “change should come from within” school of thought, but we all know it doesn’t work that way. Manufacturers who have already invested time and money in their respective factories will continue to use those factories; upgrading or swapping out equipment is money on the breeze. But at what point should the government step in and mandate a widespread shift in how we light our homes or bondage caves? Just some food for thought.

Much like a flu bug that refuses to go away, the new Clawn banner is making quick work of the Web:

Only the Clawn Survive

Be you fan or mere well-wisher, feel free to copy and paste the Clawn banner code where you please:

<a href="http://www.myspace.com/clawnmusic"><img src="http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/upsclaude/ClawnBANNER.jpg" border="0" alt="Clawn - Action figure rock!" /></a>

Imagine using the wrong pickup line on this lovely lass:

Mortal Kombat just got a little more, er, cheeky

Mortal Kombat just got a little more, er, cheeky

Yeah…them Renderotica folks know how to put the XXX in 3D. Or something like that—and now that I’m on the topic of digital naughtiness, I think I should re-post the URL to The Accidental Video Game Porn Archive. With a mascot like this:

Kato

you can’t go wrong.