[Yeah, mouthpiece, that's the ticket, I'll change it to mouthpiece and keep out of trouble.]
I don’t know, saw some bit about “solar” buses on SFGate and I clicked on it thinking, “oh, so we have solar buses now, to go along with science-project solar cars and NASA-funded solar airplanes?” Well, turns out that it’s San Francisco Chronicle “City Bright” (and also a Seattle Post Intelligencer “City Bright” as well!) Zennie62. And he has a “sponsor.” See?
So that explains why Zennie would prattle on about that cheesy one-star-rated Bauer’s Limousine company. Anyway, here’s the bit that grabbed my attention:
“What Is The Solar Bus?”
But, work with me here, it’s a diesel bus he’s talking about. That’s the big fuss.
Here’s his latest:
“Are you stupid? No one – especially me – has said the buses had Solar Engines! Where the hell did you get your education? A San Francisco Bar? Learn to read — for you own good.”
Well, I don’t know about the nonsensical term “Solar Engines” (oddly capitalized, non?)* but I do know he called a diesel bus a “solar bus” so I called him on it. (Then he started calling it a conversion to an “electric bus”, but of course the rig in question started out life as a big old heavy, smelly diesel bus and it will end its life as a big old heavy, smelly, diesel bus, end of story.)
And he does it again here, in his “original creation” blog post:
“The solar bus has been in operation on our fleet since January 2010 and the results have been outstanding.”
Or maybe the Bauer people wrote that part? But didn’t they write the other part too? So which part is Zennie’s “original creation?”
Now check it, here’s a Google on the phrase he used. Note that a good lot of those hits are his.
And yet, this simpleton is on the SFGate claiming how many millions he’s “driving” to SFGate (but isn’t that the other way ’round?) and boasting of 19 million views on YouTube, or something:
And BTW, is that lot of claimed views on YouTube? I mean, doesn’t a typical 16-year-old girl unpacking her mall purchases have a lot more views?
I mean, even Fighting Trousers has a quarter million views at this point, and that’s about 25 times as much as a typical effort from Z62, it would seem.
Now, speaking of metrics, I could have sworn that this search only got like 900-something results just yesterday, and now it’s over 1000. See?
(Does Gary Bauer pay Zennie for every mention Zennie puts on SFGate? Mmmm.)
Now, poor Zennie is still smarting from not being able to go to the Academy Awards last year. Oh, the oppression. Oh well.
But maybe all his yammering will get him an invite for 2011, who knows. And then maybe he won’t be whinging all the time.
So, c’mon Academy, kick somebody out of your show to make room for Zennie. Somehow, that could result in Zennie62 “advancing women in business and politics.” (I mean, the best woman for that job is a man, right girlfriends?)
All right, now I’m begging. Please, Academy, give him his ticket or voucher or whatever he wants. If anyone deserves to yammer his way to the Academy Awards, it’s Zennie62.
*This is called a negative pregnant, a device typically employed by con men, criminals and lawyers. Not sure what a “solar engine” is but Zennie called a diesel bus a solar bus (and then later an electric bus) – that’s the issue at hand.
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