WEEKEND HUM (09-15-07)
TOP 7 HUMMERS OF THE WEEK
SMART GROWTH? ISN'T THAT A BUTTER SUBSTITUTE?
The Vermont Forum on Sprawl has changed its name to Smart Growth Vermont and we like it.
It sounds so crisp, so bouncy.
On their website, they bemoan the fact that "congestion costs Americans $78 billion a year in wasted fuel and lost time..." a fact culled from a U.S News and World Report article.
Here's a thought. If the Smart Growth folks believe that congestion is bad, bad, bad - are they in favor of revving up the circ to alleviate the Essex Junction Five Corners gridlock? Hmmm.
A REASON TO GO TO PLATTSBURGH
When you think Plattsburgh, whatdayathinkof? No teeth, big stupid mall, chain-smoking 15 year olds with 9 kids?
WELL --- THINK AGAIN!
Allegiant Air is making a big push to send you to sunny Florida. That's right, people. Just 79 bucks will get you a ride from scenic Plattsburgh all the way to saucy Fort Lauderdale!
If you're coming from Burlington, just make sure to have enough cash for the ferry ride, gas, oil, cigars, snacks, transmission fluid and dramamine capsules.
As we listened, on the car radio, to the story on Vermont's big win in the U.S. District Court's emissions case (NE Chrysler v. VANR) , a huge, shiny Lincoln SUV with shiny rims lumbered up to the light next to us. The driver proceeded to chuck a cigbutt out the window. We were speechless.
A TOWN RE-NUDE
No, we didn't come up with that one. That's a line from a Bratt Reformer article, telling us that, starting Sunday, it's okay to, once again, discard one's garments, and frolic freely in the balmy breezes of southern Vermont.
As a statement, I'm driving there right now and will parade around city center, wearing just one sock. I'm not sure if it will be the right one or the left one. Stay tuned.
MADONNA MEETS WITH ISRAELI PRESIDENT
That's only because Reese Witherspoon was unavailable.
FLETCHER ALLEN NURSES QUIT; WARDS RUN BY TEMP WORKERS
Every week we run a silly headline and we have such fun doing it.
Seriously though, Vermont Woman mag has a great update on the nurse's sit-yee-ation at Fletch since the big union push in '02.
By the way, they have an abundance of copies circulating in the region, but does anyone know anyone who actually reads Vermont Woman?
Snarky Boy postless recently. C'mon, Snarkapotumus. Give us something. Even a Montpelier weather report will do.
BurlingtonPol.com waiting on Telecom. Hurry up, man. We need you.
Fells at From the News and Sports Desk also keeping us in suspense. Arise, Fellsy.
What's the Point is really into Obama. The Club Obama thing on their site is hilarious, in a pathetic sort of way. It kind of sounds Amway-ish.
How about Camp Huckabee? Or Team Tommy?
She's Right takes on the nutty My Turn of Rev Deb. Click here or perish.