This - a bicycle. Gets you from point A to B efficiently. People say "but its dangerous." Just be careful and ride to the office, to the store, to your friend's house, even to your aunt's if she's got the Saturday morning biscuits and gravy routine down pat. I ride as much as I can even though I own a car - riding the… » 1/20/15 7:22am 1/20/15 7:22am

I lived in Mexico City when I was a kid and traveled with my parents extensively there... People in the USA think Mexico is all desert. It is not. It snows in the mountains, there's tropical jungles, there's arid regions. Mexico City and surrounding towns are at elevation comparable to Denver. » 12/16/14 7:40am 12/16/14 7:40am

Other life is out there. We rely too much on impatience and science fiction. Just sit down, accept there's life out there... What if we are the farthest living planet from anywhere else? What if aliens don't care because they face the same challenges as us? » 12/11/14 9:27am 12/11/14 9:27am

Nice! Chicago and Milwaukee in one shot! I remember flying back to Milwaukee from FL in the winter of 2009, and looking down over the lake we could see Chicago. I looked at the guy next to me and said "look! you can see Chicago and the ice on the lake," and he said, trying to look out the window: I'm afraid of heights. » 12/11/14 6:05am 12/11/14 6:05am

E. T. The Extra Terrestrial - a movie about some pukey little lost wimpy alien that has a glowing finger and chest. He infects his human friend, and then chaos and shenanigans ensue when the lady from The Howling is sad that ET and Elliot were home late or something. And then there's that flower that only works if ET… » 12/09/14 1:27pm 12/09/14 1:27pm