Saturday, October 19, 2013

MC2 Post 1720 Looking for Odd Nuggets of Wisdom from any quarter

Old Magazine at the Doctor's Office

I was flipping thru the magazine in the doctor's office waiting room when I came across this Article:

"Worst Congress Ever?"

I bolted upright and quickly checked the cover date:  


All I could think of was:  Just wait a year.



That reminded me of another recent serendipitos moment.

Do-Nothing Congress.

I found These Nuggets:  Re-reading Drucker's The New Realities and  recently on  the

 Huffington Post, a familiar tune was being played.

112th Congress Set To Become

Most Unproductive Since 1940s

Posted: 12/28/2012 8:00 am EST  |  Updated: 12/28/2012 9:37 am EST


The 112th Congress has done far less than the 80th Congress (1947-1948), which President Harry Truman infamously dubbed the "Do-Nothing Congress." Those lawmakers passed 906 bills that became law. Congress' approval rating currently stands at 18 percent.


Of Cars and Drivers:

Elon Musk to make James Bond 
submarine car a reality



 Several cars and models -- some of just sections of the vehicle -- were used to shoot the scene. The submarine Musk bought for $920,167 at a London auction was just one of them. 
It's a so-called wet submarine, meaning that it fills with water when submerged, so the driver has to wear a wetsuit and breathe air from a tank. (The dry passenger compartment shown in the movie was a set.) It has no steering wheel or other automobile controls and is instead controlled with levers. The fins on the outside are not retractable, but permanent.

Tesla Motors first car, the Tesla Roadster, was also based 
on a later Lotus sports car, the Elise.





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