Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Bugging me all week ....

I may not be the brightest bulb in the chandelier but I just heard for the first time the phrase "Chindia" during a radio interview with a sociologist. The interviewee went on to explain "Chindia" as representing the emerging middle classes of India and China. (Thank god - he felt the need to explain it or I would've felt like a real dolt having to google it later.) So ummm I was ok with Bennifer and Brangelina because those phrases germinated from celeb mags and you gotta hook that audience with cute phrases - the literary equivalent of shiny, bright things. And - the phrases each only represented 2 people. But when clever people, referring to more that 1 billion people, start imitating the writing styles of gossip columnists - specifically the Indian economist, Jairam Ramesh (yes - I googled after all) who is credited with coining the phrase - I start to sweat ... and I'm actually more bothered by the fact that I don't know exactly why this upsets me so much. *sigh* I have no answer.

Early Speed Metal Fetish

A 1937 Talbot-Lago T150 C SS Tear Drop Coupe. 1937! One of only 16 recently sold at auction for $3.52 million. Purrrrrrrrrrrr

Thursday, February 5, 2009

It's raining in So Cal ....

and oooooohhhhhh how I wish I could play on one of these. An all-terrain concept vehicle called the Hyanide - designed by Oliver Keller and Tillman Schlootz.