Friday, January 31, 2014
Turn this switch to get darkness
The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007--much like a bunch of stealth stuff that is being cranked out now under Executive Order without Congress even giving it a onceover--phased out "real" bulbs for those tortured curly things.
Aciman says these induce a sort of drowsy numbness. They make his living room look like an interrogation cell.
And they cost $20--and last unbearably long.
The light is at once harsh but very dim, he notes.
He wants a light that "will incandesce across my room, filling it with a familiar yellow surf."
He also foresees a hideous new world--rushed Oval Office negotiations as diplos and politicians rub their temples and hurry away. Romance without mood lighting! Brows forever furrowed.
And I hope this dude never breaks one--it says right on the package--call the Rescue Squad (or maybe it was EPA--I could not read it clearly).