Ignore the man behind the curtain…

Green; everybody wants to get in on the latest fad. There was a report on an electric car (for only $85,000) that hops from zero to 60 mph in four seconds! And, best of all, it's electric and "non-pollutiing." That is, assuming you don't count the coal-fired electric facility generating the "fuel" for the car. I may have missed the part where they calculated the amount of fossil fuel per mile burned by the car vis a' vis a standard internal combustion model. My wife loves her 1992 Honda, getting somewhere between 30-35 mpg (when I'm not in it). I would like to see proof that this "wonder-car" does better in total carbon footprint! The same type claims are made for diet pills (there are no pills anymore...haven't been in decades), "pure" water (isn't Evian merely naive, spelled backwards?), batteries (energizer bunny, my A**), and ED medicines (who sits in a tub out in the open, anyway?). I think we need to be a bit more cynical, don't you? Meatloaf and partner The above is my dance instructor and yours truly at an Arthur Murray Showcase...dancing to Meatloaf''s "Paradise by the dashboard light." So much for my "conservative" image, no?