The Working Kirk Memorial Bridge

Last week, TriMet announced four finalists in their naming campaign for the new Caruthers street multi-modal bridge over the Willamette River. Over 9,000 entries were submitted. Overwhelmingly, the name ‘Working Kirk Reeves’ was chosen – some 850 times – in honor of the late legendary street performer of the same name. In typical dismissal of… Continue reading The Working Kirk Memorial Bridge

Would Space Aliens Think Cars Are the Dominant Species?

A colleague¬†of mine recently asked me who came up with the line, “If aliens came to Earth, they’d probably think cars were the dominant life form.” I’d heard this line before, but had no clue who coined it. After about ten seconds of digging, I found this little ¬†gem of a remastered film from the… Continue reading Would Space Aliens Think Cars Are the Dominant Species?