Category Archives: 2012 June

“What NOW?!!” Toon for June

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News To Make You Furious- The NRC just made some very, very quiet changes

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is responsible for oversight of America’s nuclear industry.  As you might expect (or at least hope), they have detailed regulations on every phase of nuclear power production, as well as requirements for security of the plants, … Continue reading

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Popcorn- 15 strange green inventions

It’s an editorial position here at Your Car Matters that, in general, ‘Green’ is good.  After all, why would you want to do something that destroys the environment if you have the option not to?  It just makes sense.  Or … Continue reading

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Popcorn- Saving money at the Farmer’s Market

It’s the time of year when we start seeing Farmer’s Markets popping up all over town.  There’s even one in our own Sellwood area, the Moreland Farmer’s Market, which we highly encourage you to check out.  If you’re planning on … Continue reading

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Popcorn- The president in your living room

The Museum of the Moving Image has created a website called The Living Room Candidate that pulls together all the televised presidential commercials since 1952.  It’s an amazing trip through political history, and you can clearly see how our political … Continue reading

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Popcorn- PHAME “Willy Wonka”

We’re proud supporters of Phame Academy, the music, art, and theater group for people with disabilities, so we want you to know Phame’s latest production, “Willy Wonka”, hits the Mt. Hood Community College stage June 23 and 24.  Please, consider … Continue reading

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Humorousness- Explain this image

What’s going on in this picture? How about this one? What context could there possibly be that would make sense out of this photo? Our Humorousness column this month is about a website called ExplainThisImage.com.  From just these three pictures … Continue reading

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Book Spotlight- “The Republican Brain” by Chris Mooney

This month’s Book Spotlight shines on “The Republican Brain” by Chris Mooney.  “Ha ha” you say, “Republican brain.  What did they use to study it, a microscope?  Is it a book of oxymorons?  Did they study leprechauns too?”  Yes, we … Continue reading

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Sellwood Bridge Update- Construction hits home

The Sellwood Bridge construction became a reality for us recently when crews started clearing the businesses from the corner of 6th and Tacoma.  This will be the site for a small city of trailers as City, County, State, Federal, and … Continue reading

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Health Notes- What’s the laziest way to health?

What’s worse than going to bed for a full night’s sleep, but being woken up by a screaming baby exactly halfway through?  Actually, a fascinating BBC article says you should ask what could be better?  It turns out humans aren’t … Continue reading

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