This blog is almost three years old now, although admittedly the most recent 2 and 5/6ths of it haven’t had as much traffic as we would have liked (or any posts, ever). But we made music that I can post here because no one will ever listen to it (otherwise I’d be too embarrassed to post it). Assume that everyone implicated in this recording has become much more talented in recent years.
December 12, 2011
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January 18, 2009
In two days, Barack Obama will be sworn in as the 44th President of the United States. His election, and the grassroots movement behind it, is a tribute to American freedom and opportunity. Obama will become the first African-American President of the U.S., an enormous feat. He represents more than just freedom- he is the candidate of change. After eight years of failed policies and the least popular president in the history of polling, Obama’s policies to end the Iraq War, rebuild the Economy, restructure Health Care, and make the United States a greener nation are a breath of fresh air.
Here is a video about the future of this movement:
January 15, 2009
January 13, 2009
Just as a safety net, (to be sure there aren’t any angry new york fans) I’d like to add a piece of wisdom from a reliable and trusted friend of mine, Wikipedia.
Mass transit use in New York City is the highest in United States and gasoline consumption in the city is at the rate the national average was in the 1920s. New York City’s high rate of transit use saved 1.8 billion gallons of oil in 2006; New York saves half of all the oil saved by transit nationwide. The city’s population density, low automobile use and high transit utility make it among the most energy efficient cities in the United States. New York City’s greenhouse gas emissions are 7.1 metric tons per person compared with the national average of 24.5. New Yorkers are collectively responsible for one percent of the nation’s total greenhouse gas emissions though comprising 2.7% of the nation’s population. The average New Yorker consumes less than half the electricity used by a resident of San Francisco and nearly one-quarter the electricity consumed by a resident of Dallas.
In recent years the city has focused on reducing its environmental impact. Large amounts of concentrated pollution in New York City led to high incidence of asthma and other respiratory conditions among the city’s residents. The city government is required to purchase only the most energy-efficient equipment for use in city offices and public housing. New York has the largest clean air diesel-hybrid and compressed natural gas bus fleet in the country, and some of the first hybrid taxis. The city government was a petitioner in the landmark Massachusetts v. Environmental Protection Agency Supreme Court case forcing the EPA to regulate greenhouse gases as pollutants. The city is also a leader in the construction of energy-efficient green office buildings, including the Hearst Tower among others.
New York City is supplied with drinking water by the protected Catskill Mountains watershed. As a result of the watershed’s integrity and undisturbed natural water filtration process, New York is one of only four major cities in the United States with drinking water pure enough not to require purification by water treatment plants.
January 12, 2009
…And welcome to Two Hippies, 2 Nerds, and a New Yorican (i really hope that’s spelled right), your ultimate source if you happen to need some random eighth graders’ writing, all about the greatest city on earth, where every day, the sun shines past the smog and skyscrapers, and where the lush grass remains green despite the layer of junk and trash covering it. But it’s not all that bad. From the parks to the hipsters to the trains, we’re trying to give a full impression of the city. So read, comment, complain, etc. But remember: we didn’t force you to.