Real Life Flintstone Car Pulled Over by Police

A Toronto artist, wanting to make a point about gas consumption, modified a Buick (no engine, no transmission, candles for headlights) and made it so that it’s propelled by its passengers.  He calls it a “shared propulsion vehicle.”

“The car, which has a top speed of 15 kilometres an hour, requires all four occupants to pedal and work together — a sharp contrast to the solitary, effortless experience of a typical car.  As the Crown prosecutor tried to make his case Thursday, the court erupted in laughter, and the charges were thrown out.”

Read the full story of the Flintstone Car at CBC News.

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Battlestar Galactica…Saves Marriages

According to married couple, Adam Berliant and Martha Brockenbrough of MSN’s TV News, the sci-fi television show, Battlestar Galactica, could save your marriage.  Or at least it will give you something to watch together.  The article starts out, “Remote-control couch fights are an ugly thing.”

“There is hope, though, for the modern couple torn apart by differing tastes in TV…We’re talking about “Battlestar Galactica” — the show that just might save your marriage. It’s the Reese’s peanut butter cup of programming, mixing his peanut butter in with her chocolate for a delicious blend of sex, cyborgs and good old-fashioned space opera.”

Read the entire article:  ‘Battlestar Galactica’: Why It Might Save Your Marriage.

If you watched the original Battlestar Galactica series and haven’t watched the new series because you thought it would be as hokey as the first one, you’re missing out.  This is a whole new, very complex, intense show with amazing, state-of-the-art special effects.

If you’re a fan of the original Battlestar Galactica series and haven’t watched the new series because you’ve put the original series on a pedestal and think you’re cooler than the rest of us for not watching, you’re missing out.  And you’re an idiot.  I’m sorry, I don’t normally like to insult my readers, but your are, and you need someone who cares to tell it to you straight.  So wise up, tune in, and ditch the more-sci-fi-than-thou attitude.  It’s causing you to miss the best frakkin show ever made.

Read more or watch old webisodes at SciFi.com’s Battlestar Galactica page.  If you want to catch up on old episodes, you can rent them from your local video store or buy them from amazon.com (hint:  start with the miniseries, then go to Season 1).  Amazon also has BattleStar Galactica video downloads that you can get instantly (they can go on your tivo, too!).