Archive for the I’m just asking… Category

Healthy fast food

Posted in Food for Thought, I'm just asking... on March 12, 2007 by danweltsch

When will we see some fast food that’s healthy? It shouldn’t be hard to make something cheap, tasty and easy-to-prepare that’s not heavy with trans-fats, processed grains and sugar. I think the U.S. food market is ready for it…but the people here disagree.

Fountains of Wayne

Posted in Food for Thought, I'm just asking..., Links to Video on February 3, 2007 by danweltsch

How is it that the clever, funny power-pop band Fountains of Wayne has not taken America by storm yet?
Here‘s a video of theirs (…it’s not the one with Rachel Hunter).

Hook up generators to exercise equipment

Posted in Food for Thought, I'm just asking... on February 3, 2007 by danweltsch

When oh when will all the kinetic energy generated in gyms by people exercising be harnessed as electricity, if only just to light the gym or recharge ipods or cell phones? Here‘s an interesting take on the economics of the question from the BBC’s website. And there’s this, also from the BBC’s site, about harnessing the energy from heavily foot-trafficked floors or the vibrations from train or car traffic. A group called The Vibes Project is working on this. Also the U.S. Navy is at least looking into energy scavenging. And here‘s an idea about a gadget to fit in shoes to harvest energy.