The Tim Tebow CFL Chronicles
Jon Bois (previously
) writes what Spencer Hall called "the world's first CFL-seaventure-GIFstory novella" covering Tim Tebow's future as a Toronto Argonaut and a whole lot more.
"This project started with my dad on Thanksgiving. He was reminiscing about Doug Williams, who in 1988 became the first black quarterback to start and win a Super Bowl. All these years later, he was still proud of Williams, whose name to some may be that of a half-remembered player from the past but to millions of others remains a powerful symbol of progress. It stayed with me, and it seemed that it was worth telling the story not just of Williams, but of everyone—of all those generations of players who struggled so that Russell Wilson could be, simply, a good young quarterback." Deadspin's The Big Book of Black Quarterbacks
January 1st, 2014
ushers in a new era for the U.S. population, as 40 and 60 watt incandescent lightbulbs will no longer be produced nor imported
into the mainland. This turnaround follows the demise of non LED/CFL 75w bulbs
on January 1st, 2013, and 2012's phaseout of 100 watt bulbs
under the revised provisions
to the National Energy Law
. The ultimate catalyst for the greening of America? The 1973 Oil Crisis.
Today, in Toronto, the Grey Cup
will be awarded for the 100th time, to the CFL
champion. What is it? What is the history? Who is playing? Why was someone riding a horse in the best hotel in town? [more inside]
Flash 9 Activism designed to promote interest/activity in replacing regular old incandescent lightbulbs
with energy-efficient CFL
Wal-Mart and the Light Bulb
[NY Times link] - Wal-Mart officials admit their push to sell 100 million compact fluorescent lights
per year is at least partially a marketing ploy, but if successful, it would increase the number of the energy-efficient bulbs in use by 50% while "saving Americans $3 billion in electricity costs and avoiding the need to build additional power plants for the equivalent of 450,000 new homes." Wal-Mart's environmental record is less than perfect
, of course, but if they managed to pull this off it would be hard to see it as a bad thing.