Eric Massa – Fuel Cell Fail

Eric Massa wanted to drive a hydrogen fuel cell car from NY to his swearing in in DC. Hydrogen fuel cell cars go 200 miles on a charge, but DC is 300 miles from his district. Shades of Auto CEOs taking private jets to Congress to ask for help. FAIL:

Massa drove one fuel cell car while a hybrid SUV [Chevy Tahoe] towing an additional SUV followed along. Once he got half way, he switched to new fuel cell car [which I assume was towed to the half way point sometime earlier so that it would be waiting for the environmentally-conscious congressman]. The empty fuel cell was then towed back by the first SUV. As he continued on his journey, the second SUV followed. Once Massa arrived in DC, the second SUV then towed the second fuel cell car back to NY.

(Via Boing Boing)

Eric Massa – Fuel Cell Fail

One Hundred Push Ups – About Eleven Weeks In

How do I say this? Let’s go with FAIL. About the first week of August, 28 coworkers and I started doing push ups using the original One Hundred Push Ups plan. The idea was for the group of us to get to 100 push ups in six weeks. Some never started. Almost everyone quit within three and a half weeks. I kept going, but wasn’t making very much progress. Then after eight weeks, we had a big ‘everyone do as many push ups as you can’ thing, which was kind of crazy and only six or seven people took part. I did 44, though my high had been 47. No one got to 100 but two folks got pretty high. And then I quit for about three weeks. Recently I’ve started doing one set a night of a little less than as many as I can. I bet a coworker I’d eventually get to 100 (one year max) and I’ve still got about 10 months to get there, so hopefully I can make slow but sure progress up the ladder. Or maybe I’ll just quit again. We’ll see.

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One Hundred Push Ups – About Eleven Weeks In