July 5, 2007

Now, if only he'd been caught driving drunk on Sterno, an alternative to fossil fuel, that would have been funny

dailynews_gore.jpgI understand that the press is honor-bound to harp on the type of car Al Gore's son was driving when he was busted for drug possession, despite the fact that it requires an Alanis-level understanding of "irony" to find any relevance or interest therein.

What I find revealing, though, is the information conspicuously missing from the following paragraph in this article:

In 1989, aged six, Gore almost died when he was hit by a car, and required extensive surgery and physical therapy.

So, Reuters, what was the gas mileage of that car? What was the gas mileage? Why aren't we being told the truth?

Posted by Kevin Shay


This is possibly the best thing that's ever happened to alternative-fueled vehicles. Every paper in the country today is carrying the news that a Prius can open it up to 100 mph.

I had exactly the same thought.

But, uh, not exactly the same alacrity in getting to this blog entry to post it.

How do you think I feel, Vance. I had the same thought, and had to come to the local library the next day to post it as a comment on my own blog, only to find out that two people had beaten me to it.

On the other hand, I did think it was funny that it was a Prius. Maybe not ironic, but not far off, especially given the Times article the day before about the number one reason people buy Priuses (Prii?) is that it makes a statement about themselves. I don't think this is the statement they had in mind.

PS. Nice work on the guest blogging everyone (except Slutwench. Ahem.)

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