Dick Balaska <dic### [at] buckosoftcom> wrote:
> Am 12/12/19 1:59 PM, also sprach jr:
> > ...
> One of my defining moments:
> I was living in Zürich. One night my native buddy and I were out. We
> stopped at Wang Labs, his old job, where apparently the janitor was the
> big hash dealer. He left me in the car and proceeded to wander around a
> 14 story building looking for the dude. After, oh, 45 minutes, I was
> cold and I turned on the car for some heat (Zürich in winter). About
> that time he came out and started yelling at me.
> Markus: "Only an *American* would run a car when it's not going anywhere!"
> Me: "It's fucking cold!"
> Him: "That's why there's a blanket in the back! They're not making any
> more dinosaurs. And you're polluting the air for no reason!"
> So, "they're not making any more dinosaurs" became one of my mantras.
too like it.
> I turn my car off in line at the McDonald's drive-thru.
you have to manually turn off/on the engine? here, over the past few years,
more and more vehicles switch off the motor automatically when halting (eg when
waiting at lights, etc). (nonsense I think because emissions when starting are
high, so a few sec's idling probably pollutes less than constant off/on cycling)
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