Daily Archive for April 28th, 2004

WHAT?!

I just posted an entry and the following popped up in a window after I published:

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WHAT?!

Hey Kinkoman…

Check this and this out.

:)

This just in!

I just received the following very important, very urgent, very enlightening press release. They will be providing a video feed about the following:

CONCRETE – WHERE WOULD WE BE WITHOUT IT?

AMERICAN CONCRETE INSTITUTE CELEBRATES A CENTURY OF INNOVATION

We walk on it, drive on it, build houses, skyscrapers, bridges and dams with it – even transport water to generate electricity with it. It… is concrete – the second most consumed material on the planet – second only to water.

Guiding the production and education for developing and using conrete for the past 100-years is the American Concrete Institute.

…snip…

SOME HISTORICAL MILESTONES OF CONCRETE

Historical figures in concrete use:
-Thomas Edison (produced cement, built concrete houses)
-Frank Lloyd Wright (produced great works of concrete)
-Dwight Eisenhower (his work with the interstate system)
-Franklin Delano Roosevelt (his work with dams)

Concrete as a means to satisfying basic human needs with concrete:
-Generation of power
-Water treatment (drinking, sanitation)
-Transportation

Note: In the above excerpt, I copied all emphasis exactly as is from the release

With such an important material being so vital to “satisfying [our] basic human needs,” every television outlet should be jumping at the chance to air this footage. I mean, who wouldn’t love to watch cement concrete dry?!

UPDATE: Without concrete, we wouldn’t have the lovely L.A. River now, would we? (Thanks to Will Campbell)




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