25 September 2008

EV1

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Maple Nut, Caramel, Marshmallow, and Orange Vanilla.

Parfait Day! All parfaits are $2.99 (regularly $3.99) when you ask for today's special.

Bagels have arrived! We have all varieties on hand (Blueberry, Sweet Wheat, Cinnamon, White, and Onion) as well as the pita and English Muffins. Get your fresh breads today.

Bonus Bagel Special: Get any three bagels out of the freezer (all three must come from the freezer) for only $9.99.


I got a documentary from Netflix last night that I had been looking forward to seeing for a while. With a short running time of 92 minutes, Who Killed the Electric Car is a short film that does a wonderful job explaining the electric cars that were developed in the mid-90's and the fate that awaited them at the turn of the century. While its bias is certainly tilted towards the electric vehicle and the owners who were so dedicated to them, the film does a good job of putting forth its case that the cars were created with good technology and had sufficient demand to make them a viable option for the automakers to produce.

It then explores why the product was never brought to the mass market. While the usual suspects of big oil and the automakers are presented, the film also looks at the role of the government at the state and federal level, and it brings us as the consumer into the question as well. In the end there was a lot of blame to go around, but the film does present hope for the future with current and new technologies.

If you're interested in seeing a sad piece of automotive history, then I highly recommend this film. It goes a far way in showing just how short sighted the entire automotive industry, including the Japanese automakers, are and how government interference in the market place can be used as a positive or negative force when it comes to technological innovations. Movie Rating: 4 out of 5.

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