July 30, 2002

eCard Upgrade

Tired of those same old eCards? Check these out. (In fact, you can not only make birthday cards here, but you could try pulling together a whole birthday flick!) OK, OK, so its a little weird. But you've got to admit its totally cool.

July 27, 2002

Shredded Wheat

How is shredded wheat made? I mean, you can't just shred a wheat kernel and come out with something that looks like shredded wheat, right?

A Modest Proposal

What if each individual, from babies to seniors, received "pollution points" in the same way that some industries do. Everyone would have a comfortable amount that they are allowed to pollute. (I'm speaking specifically of vehicle usage here, although I do realize there are many other ways that we pollute as well.)

If a person chooses to drive a small, efficient vehicle, or if they walk or ride a bike or carpool, then they can get monetary refunds to pay them back for unspent pollution points. In the same way, people who drive gas guzzlers or major smokers would have to buy extra pollution points in order to cover their usage. (They could buy points off of the people who use less.)

In fact, the ability to buy gasoline could be tied to this. (Otherwise, the same people who fail to get drivers licenses and to register their car would opt out of this as well. And they’re most likely the worst offenders.) When registering your car, you would be given a plastic card, like a credit card, that has your total pollution points on it for the year. In order to buy gas, you’d have to put this card into the gas machine or it won’t dispense gas. (Even if you pay with cash, you’d still have to swipe that card to get the gas machine to pump gas.)

July 25, 2002

Kid Finder

I think this is pretty cool...

If you're worried about someone making off with your kids (as has happened in several high profile cases lately and has happened to my husband when he was a kid), here's a way that you can find them again. The main unit costs $400 and there's several service plans running from $25-$35/month. They're not just cool for parents. Kids can use them as beepers as well (therefore, cool for kids).

July 7, 2002

You've Got CD's

So Rob and I got to wondering today, is there anyone in the United States of America who has NOT received an AOL cd? (We're guessing that we've received at least 45 or 50 in the past ten years.)