Friday, July 31, 2009

green canada?

Worked for a week recently at a customer's office in Canada. Just amazed at how different the level of "environmental" awareness over here is as opposed to the US.

It was (and maybe still is in many places outside some cities) a struggle discussing global warming or many similar topics in the US - the most common response you may get is "oh...bull***t, you falling for that crap?" or "you joined the tree huggers now?"

And across the border? well, recycle containers everywhere and folks who know where to put what. If they dont find a recycle bin, they still leave the bottles etc. outside the trash! Found a hotel in vancouver that was actually trying to be "zero waste" - not the "hey if u care about the environment, why dont you use your towel another day?" sounding messages am used to....

in the office, they have actual cups for coffee and water. everyone picks one at the start of the day, uses it, washes and re-uses, and puts it in the dishwasher at the end of the day !! even for a moderate coffee drinker, i would have run through 5-10 plastic cups in a day for water and coffee!

and many stores charge for plastic bags like in europe - really cuts down on their use :)

liked all that - just one crib - nobody takes credit cards - its debit everywhere...definitely good...just more trouble for me...

Friday, July 17, 2009

stay thirsty my friends

this chuck norris inspired ad series is getting really good

people hang on to his word, even the prepositions

he once had an awkward moment, just to see how it feels

his organ donation card also lists his beard

he is - the most interesting man in the world

"see those nuts, they are there to make us thirsty
while i dont like being coerced, in this case, i will make an exception"

"fellows, leave the tight pants to the ladies.
if i can count the coins in your pockets, you better use them to call your tailor"

"its never too early to start beefing up your obituary"

"i dont always drink beer, but when i do, i prefer dos equis"

"stay thirsty my friends"