This Has Nothing To Do With Alan Greenspan | - Part 2

Back to the Past

The Detroit Auto Show has focused even more attention on tumbling energy prices that, suddenly, have American car buyers thinking more about how much horsepower they can get instead of how much gas mileage they’ll need to help make ends meet.

This item at the The Atlantic had a series of pretty interesting photos from the area’s heyday many decades ago that included the photo below. Give the aforementioned energy price slide, we might see something similar to this at gas stations in the not-too-distant future.

These photos from the early-1940s include both race riots and war preparations, a timely reminder that, despite the current problems the world faces, things could be worse.

One Pixel Moon Map

From Josh Worth via this item at comes what is, by far, the most interesting infographic of the new year (but only after you click on it):

I just love this stuff and I think it’s fair to say that most people have absolutely no concept of space or time outside of their own life experience. This serves as another timely reminder of just how insignificant we homo sapiens are in the scheme of things.

Happy New Year!

John Oliver on New Years Eve

HBO’s John Oliver explains how New Years Eve is like the death of a pet – you know it’s going to happen, but you’re never really prepared for how truly awful it is.

He suggests the best way to get out of celebrating the occasion with friends is to tell them you’re doing a “cleanse” (the discussion will usually stop right there).

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