The Best (And Silliest) TV Chase Scene Ever

There are no words for how much I love this chase scene from the 1971 pilot for McMillan & Wife. If you patiently stick around and watch until 1:06 you’ll see why.

 

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Introducing Cycling Clogs!

Tuckamoredew Industries is proud to announce a new and revolutionary advance in the technology of cycling foot retention systems: Bike Clogs™. This radical new approach is the result of countless hours of research by our crack in-house design team, in co-operation with world renowned ergonomic specialists and master woodworkers.

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“There are many merits of clogs!”

This seamless blend of traditional wooden shoe manufacturing with modern cycling technology offers numerous advantages.

High Performance!!

Bike Clogs™ offer extreme sole rigidity for maximum power transfer. The weight to strength ratio of wood is excellent, resulting in an unbelievable combination of durability and lightness. Racing cyclists who are willing to trade some material strength for reduced weight may wish to consider our Balsa Bike Clogs™.

Environmentally Friendly!!

Bike Clogs™ are made from 100% natural materials and are completely biodegradable. Our wood is sourced from ethically harvested forests and are manufactured using traditional hand tools for a minimal carbon footprint.

Custom Fit!!

Simply send us a plaster cast of your feet and our staff of expert whittlers will carve a shoe that embraces your feet like no other.

Versatile!!

Bike Clogs™ will easily accept a wide variety of cleats. Installation is a breeze using the wood screws and screwdriver supplied with each set of shoes.

Superior Foot Protection!!

Our tough as oak line of mountain cycling clogs offer unbeatable foot protection from the hazards of the trail.

Customizable!!

For a modest fee our artists can provide custom painted or carved graphics, team logos, drillium treatments and much more. If you would prefer to individualize your shoes yourself please order our Custom Clog Kit which includes the book “Whittling Made Easy” and a high quality pocket-knife.

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And always remember:

“If It Ain’t Wood, It Ain’t Good”©

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Our warehouse is fully stocked and open for business. Order now!

The Daylight Savings Conspiracy

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Each year, in the spring, the residents of many countries set their clocks ahead one hour for daylight savings. We do this unthinkingly. Perhaps we gripe a little about losing an hour of sleep. The fore-thoughtful will console themselves with the knowledge that in the autumn they will enjoy an extra hour of time in the day when the clocks are turned back. The hour has not been lost, it has merely been temporarily placed in our daylight savings.

This idea of a daylight savings deserves examination. Where do we place this hour of our lives for safekeeping? Is it the temporal equivalent of hiding it under our mattress? Or is it more a like a savings account at our bank?  These questions strike to the heart of the conspiracy. It is my belief that the hour of time is deposited in a savings account and yet WE DO NOT RECEIVE ANY INTEREST PAYMENT on this deposit.

How could this have passed unremarked for so long? Firstly, the authorities distract us with claims of the benefits of daylight savings time. It reduces the amount of energy used to light our homes, they say. This part of the conspiracy stretches all the way back to the 1700’s when Benjamin Franklin suggested that people could economize on the use of candles by rising earlier in the morning. Benjamin Franklin died in 1790. Do you know who else died in 1790? Adam Smith, author of the Wealth of Nations and godfather of capitalist thought. I need not spell out the sinister implications of this fact.

Furthermore, the first time daylight savings was instituted was during World War I,as Germany and its allies supposedly tried to reduce the use of coal. As we all know nations often use the pretext of war to pass measures that are not of benefit to the citizens but to the oligarchs.

Another benefit stated for daylight savings is that it permits greater use of the evening daylight hours for recreation.This populist sentiment is an excellent distraction and seems valid at first glance. However, an experience from my youth calls it into question. In 1988, when I was teenager, my home province of Newfoundland experimented with double daylight savings: clocks went TWO hours ahead in the spring. That summer the sun didn’t set until midnight. The greatly extended sunlight hours hampered our efforts to conduct transactions behind the corner-store, getting adults to buy beer for us. The covert acts of transporting and consuming this beer also became difficult. Alcohol consuming parties around beach fires were not the same in the seemingly perpetual sunlight. Our recreation was in fact negatively affected by daylight savings.

There are numerous other arguments I could make use to make my case but for the sake of brevity I will move to my conclusion. We deserve a proper rate of return on the hour of time that we deposit in our daylight savings. I am not a greedy man, and so I suggest a modest interest rate of 5% for the period of deposit. This would mean that in the autumn we would receive back 63 minutes for our personal use. This is fair and equitable.

I do not claim to know who is currently benefiting from the interest on our daylight savings. I do know that they will not surrender this profit without a struggle. I have been advocating this change for several years now (primarily through Facebook status updates) but I have made no progress. I now hope that my blog readers will join me in this crusade for temporal-economic reform.

(Regular cycling blog content shall now be resumed.Thank you for your patience.)