Every year they have a big builders' show in January, and every year I complain about the concept homes that they build. Last year was no exception as The Martha Stewart Builder Concept Home purported to be green and net zero energy. Dozens of commenters took me to task, calling it a "horrendously poor piece", and noting "I personally think the author wouldn't be happy unless we all either lived in a cave, igloo or reused some unused section of the nyc sewer system." I felt it necessary to respond to the complaints in greater detail with More on Why I Hate Martha Stewart's Builder Concept Home.
On the 76th anniversary of the introduction of canned beer, I rant about the benefits of returnable bottles. I conclude:
America has a beer production and distribution system based around shipping thin beer huge distances from monster breweries and leaving it on the shelves forever and then throwing the containers away. This is nothing to celebrate.
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