April 28, 2004

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)

Posted by jozjozjoz at April 28, 2004 10:36 AM

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Amazing... I actually have concrete/cement on the brain right now, since they are jackhammering the sidewalk out front our office building. DIRECTLY underneath our office windows, I may add. and we are all going deaf and getting extremely annoyed.
Yet, I'd be interested in watching the show.
Hmmm....

Posted by: missbrookline at April 28, 2004 10:59 AM

Work with DAMNS? Please tell me that's a typo.

Posted by: cybele at April 28, 2004 11:08 AM

Cybele - Ooops, my bad.

FDR worked with DAMS not DAMNS!

Posted by: :: jozjozjoz :: at April 28, 2004 11:14 AM

...does this mean that you were up REALLY late? I'm so in awe of this post. really. I am.

Posted by: Meeta at April 28, 2004 12:56 PM

I just woke up from a nightmare. Some concrete slab came off the wall of a high-rise and falling on top of me!

Posted by: kinkoman at April 29, 2004 12:54 AM

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