Guy Driving His Dog For A Walk Is A Jubbling Shit Sandwich. [Video]

This video of a guy walking, wait a sec, driving his dog for a walk may be the end of Jubbling. So much wrong here. From the ‘dog-walker-man’:

“The driver of this vehicle was ‘walking’ his dog in Douglas Park in Regina at about 8:30 p.m. (Aug. 18, 2013) With one end of the leash attached to the dog’s collar and the other in the van, the vehicle kept nudging the dog at the shoulder with the tire of his moving vehicle each time he took a left turn. Because it was dark and was driving slow, cars kept passing him …. it was clear the drivers didn’t see this dog until the past minute, because they slowed suddenly and gave the dog a little extra room as they passed this van.

Essentially, this dog was nearly run over several times in 15 minutes I followed him.

At one point, another dog walker who was on the sidewalk and giving his dog a little exercise the old fashioned way, yelled out to the man and heckled him.

The guy thought he was mitigating the danger of all of this by driving with his hazards on. However, when I first saw this guy, I noticed the driver was also on his cell phone.

Before anyone asks, yes, I called the police — two officers paid him a visit.”

For all the BP’s and gender-bending pipelines out of Canada, this guy driving his dog for a walk is the most painful and direct kick to our Jubbling nuts. It’s like a big giant bowl of unnecessary consumption and waste. [Arbroath]

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Now On Sale At Best Buy – Useless Plastic Box 1.2

Useless plastic box 1.2 for sale at Best Buy.

The “Useless Plastic Box 1.2” from Plastic Jesus is just “another gadget you don’t really need, will not work once you get it home, will be replaced by a new model in 4 weeks and has a battery life too short to be of use.” Hilarious! [Laughing Squid]

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‘Motorville’ Video By Patrick Jean: Like The Iron Giant But With An Oil Addiction.

Motorville by Patrick JeanAmazing video! From Motorville’s Vimeo Page:

“The map of an american city goes on a quest across the world to find oil in order to feed its body, made of streets, highways and freeways.”

Directed and animated by : Patrick JEAN patrick-jean.com
Sound design : David KAMP davidkamp.de/

[Vimeo via Grist]



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Nothing Says ‘Consumption’ Like A 1200 Sq. Ft. Luxury Garage With Flat Screen, Library Etc.

Maserati Dream Garage in Los Angeles.This dream garage recently one a design award. The garage was designed by Holger Schubert of archisis for a home in Los Angeles. Here’s a description (from Design Driven):

“The 1,200 square foot space provides a designated spot for the car and a large open area for a couch, a slide-away TV, a built-in book shelve in front of a large storage room, as well as a small kitchen, a bathroom and a library.

An area of 8′ x 12′ is made of sandblasted aluminum grating that is set flush into the concrete floors. It hides a 9′ long steel ramp, which the driver raises five inches by remote control to create a slope sufficient for the car to roll out and be started outdoors.”

In a nutshell – this garage is nicer than my house. Who needs this much to house their car? The only person I could think of was Cameron’s dad from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and you probably know already what Cameron thought of his father… [Design Driven via Neatorama]


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BIG’s Waste To Energy Ski Slope In Copenhagen Breaks Ground. Hooray For Hedonistic Sustainability!

Amager Bakke Waste-to-Energy Plant
Artificial ski runThe Bjarke Ingels Group [BIG] just broke ground on their waste-to-energy / ski-slope in Copenhagen. It’s called the Amager Bakke Waste-to-Energy Plant and in addition to sporting a ski run, it’s also an efficient waste conversion plant that will generate electricity and shoot a smoke ring out of its smokestack each time a ton of carbon has been released. It’s all part of designer Bjarke Ingels’ desire to incorporate Hedonistic Sustainability into his projects – building sustainable, useful structures that can also be used for pleasure.

From A/N Blog:

“Against all odds, BIG-founder Bjarke Ingels is actually building a mountain-slash-ski-slope-slash-waste-to-energy-power-plant in his hometown of Copenhagen. Announced in 2011, the project nearly stalled during the approval process, but officials in the Danish capital broke ground on the facility on Monday. Called the Amager Bakke Waste-to-Energy Plant, the structure represents Ingels’ concept of Hedonistic Sustainability, the notion that a sustainable building shouldn’t only be green, but should also be fun.”

Watch Bjarke Ingels TED speech below for more info on this project. I have to admit, I wanted to not like this project but it’s pretty amazing. Thank you BIG.dk for introducing us to hedonistic sustainability. [A/N Blog]


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New Zealander Pounded 10 Liters Of Coca-Cola Per Day And Dies At Age 30. Was It Soda’s Fault Or An Over-Coke?

Empty bottles of CokeNatasha Harris died three years ago of cardiac arrest and according to coroner David Crerar, drinking large quantities of Coca-Cola was a substantial factor leading to her early death. Prior to her death, Ms. Harris was drinking approx 10 liters of Coca-Cola per day which is equal to 2.2 lbs of sugar and 970 mg of caffeine. Her addiction to Coke not only cost her her teeth but also lead to a cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) and that’s what eventually killed Ms. Harris.

Who’s at fault – the soft drink or the soft drinker? I think coroner David Crerar hits on the head in the BBC Article:

“I find that when all the available evidence is considered, were it not for the consumption of very large quantities of Coke by Natasha Harris, it is unlikely that she would have died when she died and how she died…

The fact she had her teeth extracted several years before her death because of what her family believed was Coke induced tooth decay, and the fact that one or more of her children were born without enamel on their teeth, should have been treated by her, and by her family, as a warning,”

Mr. Crerar uses the “if your teeth are falling out, reduce your consumption” technique and it should work with most people. I’m not a fan of Coke and I try to avoid it but we can’t place all of the blame on unhealthy soft-drinks when consumers consume irresponsibly. The whole teeth falling out should’ve been enough of a sign – unfortunately in Ms. Harris’ case, it wasn’t and her continued over-consumption shortened her life. [BBC via Inhabitat]

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