$60,000? I only parked for an hour!

April 23, 2008

car-sign-120.jpgBlog Guy, I’ve read that America’s big cities are running out of parking places. I know you travel the world. Are other cities trying anything new?

You bet. Berlin is looking at so-called “momentum parking.” You leave your car, and a huge crane hoists it up 500 feet, then lets it go. The impact buries it several feet down, thus taking up far less room than an ordinary space.

I don’t believe that. You’re just making up stuff to go with stupid pictures again.

I’m serious! It’s happening in ‘Potsdamer Platz,’ which is German for “My car went platz!!” You can look it up.

Related post: Flying cars not a total success…

car-360.jpgAn unidentified artwork, showing a crashed car in the pavement, is pictured on display at Berlin’s ‘Potsdamer Platz’ square, April 14, 2008.

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Caution, slippery molecules.

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I planted a tricycle and watered it regularly but never in my wildest dreams…

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Breugger, a disgruntled, retiring, BMW factory worker, changes the P for a B in his final batch of shift levers. Hijinks ensue.

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pretty effective way of demonstrating impact of cars on the environment

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