Please be fake… please be fake…. please be fake…. Each Day Humble Oil Supplies Enough Energy To Melt 7 Million Tons of Glacier! [imgur]
From the ‘If you can afford it, you can consume it’ file comes the story of how construction equipment is being buried in a building’s foundation because it’s cheaper than getting a crane to lift it out.
“So these diggers team up, usually two-per-property, and carve out a little slice of heaven underfoot, sometimes up to 75 feet into the earth (where else are you supposed to store your fleet of vintage Ferraris, eh?).
Then what? Well, these super heavy mechanical shovels are basically stuck. Cranes can be used to lift them out but that’s expensive and generally a logistical nightmare. It’s cheaper and easier to essentially do nothing, so these machines being given a burial of sand and gravel right there where they’ve finished their work.”
Sweet! You can read more about this in the New Statesman.
So the classic children’s book “Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel” was a Jubbling exception. With no need for an earth mover in the basement of these buildings, burying the hardware is the only illogical solution. Hopefully they let thieves part it out first. [G]
Dedication to your greenness may be a little conflicted with this one. The geniuses at Pornhub (I would provide a link but you probably already have the site bookmarked) have come up with a brilliant idea to plant a tree for every 100 videos people watch on their site. It’s to honor Arbor Day and it runs from April 25th – May 2nd. Well, it’s for the good of the environment…. [TDD]
After many shots fired, a lone tree fires back. Let the coup d’trees begins. [V]
“No one knows what Khosla plans to do with the land [at Martin’s Beach], but everyone has a theory—the term ‘McMansion’ figures prominently, alongside guesses about luxury hotels and exclusive nature preserves.”
From “Bummer Beach”
If you’re friendly to ‘green’ causes and make ‘green’ investments, does that excuse you from any ‘green’ responsibility in your personal life? Check out “Bummer Beach” and read about Martin’s Beach surfers losing public access to public waters and Vinod Khosla’s continued ‘behind-the-scenes’ effort to keep them off. [T]