Daily Dozen – People in, on and around cars

Today I got into a car accident. Don’t worry, I’m fine; but my car (which looks OK) is going to need some work. The crash meant that I ran really late today and didn’t have a chance to do the Daily Dozen first thing this morning. Now that I’m sitting down to do it, people and cars seemed to be a natural set. Here are a few photos of people in and around vehicles – and one photo of a car with a face. Enjoy!

People Together
Taxi - LA
A man, his car and a trophy
Faces 257
Faces 37
Car
People Together
Faces 598
A woman and her car
Face
Faces 258
Faces 438

Hybrid Sales Slumping

The LA Times reports today that sales of hybrid vehicles are way off their peak (seen, not surprisingly, when gas prices were at their peak).

My favorite quote from the story:

“The automakers are in the situation of needing to pacify politicians that are in the position to bail them out with expensive fuel-efficient cars,” said Rebecca Lindland, auto analyst with IHS Global Insight. “But shouldn’t it be more about satisfying the needs of the American consumer?”

So does this mean if American consumers want more cocaine we should do more to satisfy demand? How about importing ivory? Drinking grain alcohol for breakfast? We’ve seen what no oversight or regulation can look like; is that ALWAYS the best approach? Somehow I don’t think so.