Category Archives: Reference

the real cost of gasoline

I’m sure I’ve mentioned this study before, but I finally found a source I can cite.  Back in 1998, the International Center for Technology Assessment released a study called “The Real Price of Gasoline.”  It showed that if all the costs of gasoline (including subsidies and externalized costs) were included in the price at the pump, gas would actually cost between $5 and $15 a gallon.  (At the time, gas was $1 a gallon and we weren’t spending $100 billion per year in Iraq and Afghanistan.)  The full report is online (as a PDF), and I strongly recommend it to anyone.

Something Silly

This is just ridiculous, but I can’t help it. A few days ago, just for fun, I decided to search for “kitten” at Wikipedia (Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia that anyone can edit). Here is their entry for ‘kitten’. Totally adorable. What I love the most, though, is the subsection entitled “Perceptions of Cuteness.”

Entries as yet unwritten are marked in red. So I spent some of Saturday morning writing a needed entry on the Blue Bayou restaurant at Disneyland!