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(UPI)   Japan unveils totally grid-independent 'green' highway rest stop, featuring solar power plant, toilets that use only recycled water, and sustainable drifters   (upi.com) divider line 21
    More: Obvious, Kyushu, recycled water, environmentally friendly, Fukuoka Prefecture, Xinhua, Xinhua News Agency  
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2012-11-23 03:08:07 PM  
So, stay away from the drinking fountain. Got it.
 
2012-11-23 03:15:48 PM  
img.rp.vhd.me

What a Tokyo Drifter might look like.
 
2012-11-23 03:49:26 PM  
What kind of self sustaining glory hole does it come with?
I Think I'll Drive The Kids Up To The State Park To See This 'Glory Hole'
 
2012-11-23 04:11:27 PM  
yay! recycled toilet water! just what we all needed to imagine right after thanksgiving!
 
2012-11-23 04:38:49 PM  
Why does Japan need rest stops? It's a tiny island, how long can it take to get anywhere?
 
2012-11-23 04:40:09 PM  
I stared at him, seeing for the first time that I was dealing with a bright-eyed young sport, around thirty, who was apparently enjoying his work.

"You know," he said, "I get the feeling you could use a nap." He nodded. "There's a rest area up ahead. Why don't you pull over and sleep a few hours?"

I instantly understood what he was telling me, but for some insane reason I shook my head. "A nap won't help," I said. "I've been awake for too long -- three or four nights; I can't even remember. If I go to sleep now, I'm dead for twenty hours."

Good God, I thought. What have I said? This bastard is trying to be human; he could take me straight to jail, but he's telling me to take a farking nap. For Christ sake, agree with him: Yes, officer, of course I'll take advantage of that rest area. And I can't tell you how grateful I am for this break you want to give me. ...
 
2012-11-23 05:19:17 PM  

JesusJuice: Why does Japan need rest stops? It's a tiny island, how long can it take to get anywhere?


So veddy small! Not like great big american penis!
 
2012-11-23 05:21:31 PM  
also,

i863.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-23 05:21:59 PM  
Someone needs to make a film about evil solar power plant causing some sort of creature mutation...
 
2012-11-23 05:30:34 PM  

edmo: Someone needs to make a film about evil solar power plant causing some sort of creature mutation...


Like a Cloverfield reboot?
 
2012-11-23 05:32:27 PM  
This is bad! Derp derp . Will just raise gas prices. Derp. Cause more harm to the environment (which I give one fark about). DERP
 
2012-11-23 07:48:04 PM  
I'm glad the Japanese are taking environmental initiatives. I hope it works out very well for them.
 
2012-11-23 10:44:34 PM  

Ann Coulter's Diiick: also,
[i863.photobucket.com image 295x341]


Wow. Interesting.
 
2012-11-23 11:51:06 PM  

JesusJuice: Why does Japan need rest stops? It's a tiny island, how long can it take to get anywhere?


I get 2000 km and 29 hours from the top of the main island to the bottom of the smaller island below that's connected by bridge.
 
2012-11-24 01:47:59 AM  
Whew! I'm glad they saved the planet... now I don't have to sell my Hummer.
 
2012-11-24 02:09:49 AM  
Just don't talk to them about 6 minute abs.
 
2012-11-24 02:32:18 AM  

Ann Coulter's Diiick: also,

[i863.photobucket.com image 295x341]


That doesn't include Okinawa prefecture, but there's no way of driving there from Japan's mainland anyway.
 
2012-11-24 03:11:44 AM  
DrPainMD:

Whew! I'm glad they saved the planet... now I don't have to sell my Hummer.

Don'tcha know! You should run your Hummer in the driveway for a few hours just to show what a SMRT guy you are.
 
2012-11-24 05:29:11 AM  

JesusJuice: Why does Japan need rest stops? It's a tiny island, how long can it take to get anywhere?


Yeah, and that one island so small only 129 million people live there.
 
2012-11-24 07:17:51 AM  

moothemagiccow: JesusJuice: Why does Japan need rest stops? It's a tiny island, how long can it take to get anywhere?

Yeah, and that one island so small only 129 million people live there.


Well, something like 20% live in and around Tokyo, no?

I'd be curious to see a population density map, also a population map of the same overlaid area of the US in the image posted above. I'd be willing to bet that the US carries a third of its population in roughly the same space.
 
2012-11-24 07:25:09 AM  
Also: No Initial D references yet. Denied.
 
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