American Madness

Intelligent Criticism in the Service of a Better Nation

Under the Sea

In honor of Columbus’s epic sea voyage to the “New World” we are going with a bit of a nautical theme today dealing with under water adventure.
We start today with a trip to Sweden, though it is just the end of the season there now, you may want to consider trying to get reservations [...]

Sanyo-Bussan International Lifesaving Cup Results

As you may have read here before (since this is my third time mentioning it here in 3 weeks), this past weekend was the Sanyo Bussan International Lifesaving Cup held on the beach in Kanagawa, Japan.
You might be familiar with this beach from the iconic picture “The Great Wave Off Kanagawa” by Katsushika Hokusai. Okay, [...]

Sanyo-Bussan International Lifesaving Cup

Sorry for the lack of posts recently, when I have a cold all I want to do is crawl up in bed and sleep. For the most part that is what I did all day yesterday, but now I am back, well for the day at least, next week I will be in Tokyo for [...]

Bottled v. Tap Water

Okay, the other day I complained about the New York Times with their “Times Select” Feature that they slap onto popular articles so you actually have to pay to read them, well they did it again with another article I was planning on writing about here. Almost came to be that you wouldn’t be able [...]

Designer Water Bottles

And now we jump from ice to bottled water.
I have seen well designed Evian bottles before. Adam actually has one sitting in his living room. That one though is a limited edition bottle made for a special event (if I recall correctly). Evian is now producing a luxury bottle.
Let’s start with a little bottled water [...]

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