Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A Long Overdue Return

No, not me. Blimp rides, that is. Or should I say Zeppelin rides. A California company, Airship Ventures, has begun offering the first passenger-zeppelin rides in the US since the Hindenburg disaster in 1937. A one-hour ride, from either Mountain View or Oakland, California, will set you back just $495. Sounds like the perfect gift for those software and wine company execs who haven't yet lost everything. Oh, and don't call them blimps: "Zeppelins have a light, rigid metal and carbon fiber framework that is covered with a synthetic canvas hull - just waiting to be adorned with your company logo for yet another fee. Blimps do not have internal rigid frames." Aren't you glad that's cleared up?

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

New Blog

On this final debate night, when hopefully we'll see the final gasps of the Party of Hate in '08, I'd like to draw your attention to a new blog. Yes, now I have two blogs, because ignoring one wasn't good enough for me. I've decided to stop writing about sports (esp. hockey) here, and get back to the original point of Archival Trash -- namely, making gentle (ahem) fun at our chosen profession, with a dash of some of the finer points of life in Maine.

So head on over to Category Five, for talk about the NHL, the Hurricanes, and occasionally some other sports and fun stuff. If you don't do it, then the GOP will have won.