Toyota recalls 437,000 Prius hybrids, globally
And the second told me:
Iran starts processing nuclear fuel towards weapons-grade strength
Is there something wrong with this picture? Japan, so long the darling of the high-tech universe can't seem to make a car that is able to stop. Between faulty Prius brake pedals and other models' - eight I think - gas pedals that keep going, a Toyota is about as popular as watching golf without Tiger Woods.
Meanwhile, a middle-eastern backwater headed by a guy called Mahmoud Iamanutjob, announced this week it had begun manufacturing a higher grade of enriched uranium. Why? Oh, gee, I dunno. WMDs? Where's George Bush when you need him?
So the question is: if underdeveloped Iran's on the road to nuclear weapons why can't high-tech Japan build a car that'll at least stay on the road?
Here's another one for you.
The Vancouver Winter Olympics open today. The only problem is, its not very wintery in Vancouver. Most venues are fine but rain and mild temperatures have wreaked havoc at Cypress Mountain, the venue slated to host freestyle skiing and snowboarding events. Organizers have been trucking in snow from as far away as 160 miles away. Canadians have been more interested in if the trucked snow will get there in time more than the progress of the Olympic flame, captured throughout the day on the CBC News Network in a segment entitled "The Road To The Olympics"!
The real road to the Olympics
But wait a minute. Doesn't anybody remember that story last year about Chinese meteorologists seeding the clouds over Beijing to make fake snow?
A British music hall song told us it was a long way to Tipperary?
Well, it's a longer road for snow to carry.
Someone once coined the phrase it was a long road to hoe?
Well, it's a longer road with snow.
The Eagles once sang it was a long road out of eden?
You can bet it's a longer road than seedin'.
For the sake of freestyle skiers and snowboarders, I hope we're not on the road to ruin.
We live in a wacky world.