Okay, look, I have to be at the doctor's office super-early and I'm really not a morning person. So this thing is pre-recorded and set to go out at about the usual time.
Still, this is kind of kewl, apt or at least super-ironic: the streets of Indianapolis are falling apart faster then the city can keep up -- and they have been trying; last count had something over ten thousand potholes filled so far this winter.
And now, this year's World Of Asphalt (not to be confused with alt.pave.the.earth) trade show is in Indianapolis! Yes, this is a place where you can go see massive machines that crawl down a street, chewing it flat, mixing various magical things with the rubble, and laying it back down better than new; a show where marvelous new formulations vie with one another and future is...well, dark, smooth and faintly steaming, with any luck.
Perhaps the very magic wand the city needs will be offered; with my luck, they'll need to raise taxes to buy it. H'mmm, replace tires and wheels twice a year or pony up more real-estate and/or downtown food and fun tax? It's a lose/lose, but one is more scooter-friendly.
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