Posts Tagged ‘Merkins’

A different perspective

April 3rd, 2007 No comments

I’ve just seen a laughable web advert for Chevrolet cars, proudly claiming “Chevy offers 8 models with 30mpg highway or better. Fuel efficiency with a choice at”

Now firstly, a little translation: 30mpg (US gallons) is 36mpg (imperial gallons) or 7.8 litres/100km.

It just shows how Americans view fuel efficiency if they think that 36mpg is something to shout about. It is not!

Note that ‘highway’ means extra-urban, not urban ‘about-town’ traffic. I would be very disappointed to be getting a figure as low as 36mpg in city traffic never mind on the open road.

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Emergency Exit

October 24th, 2005 No comments

While browsing Thinkgeek, looking for some interesting stuff, (but remembering that those nice people at DHL will so kindly declare it to Customs and Excise for me and thereby double the price), I found this T-Shirt.

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Americans and Coffee

September 20th, 2005 No comments

What is it with Americans and coffee? A visitor from another planet watching American film and television would be led to believe that coffee was a class A drug.

They seem obsessive about how much they drink and how it should not be given to anyone under 21. Everyone who drinks it seems to be strangely affected. Is this the same coffee we drink in the UK, or does it have some other ingredient?

Apple declares war on Nigels (from The Register)

September 19th, 2005 No comments

Apple declares war on Nigels

Absolute classic! Typical merkins.